The Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) MIPAS is a Fourier transform spectrometer for the detection of limb emission spectra in the middle and upper atmosphere. It observes a wide spectral interval throughout the mid infrared with high spectral resolution. Operating in a wavelength range from 4.15 microns to 14.6 microns, MIPAS detects and spectrally resolves a large number of emission features of atmospheric minor constituents playing a major role in atmospheric chemistry. Due to its spectral resolution capabilities and low-noise performance, the detected features can be spectroscopically identified and used as input to suitable algorithms for extracting atmospheric concentration profiles of a number of target species.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Temperature
Radiometric precision: 685-970cm-1: 1%, 2410 cm-1: 3%
Vertical resolution: 3km, vertical scan range 5-150km, Horizontal:3km x 30km, Spectral resolution: 0.035 lines/cm
3 x 30 km
MWIR-TIR: between 4.15 and 14.6??m
Atmosphere ( Ozone , Climate Change/Kyoto , Chemistry , Radiation/Temperature )
Latest Mission Operations News
04 September 2013
The Envisat MIPAS L1b full-mission re-processing campaign has been initiated using the latest ESA Instrument Processor Facility (IPF) version 7.1. The new dataset will cover the period from 01 July 2002 up to 08 April 2012. After finalisation of a dedicated quality assessment, the dataset will be released to the user community. The data is expected to be available by the end of 2013.
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