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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.

Not Operational
Atmospheric Chemistry and Temperature
Technical Characteristics
Radiometric precision: 685-970cm-1: 1%, 2410 cm-1: 3%
Spatial Resolution:
Vertical resolution: 3km, vertical scan range 5-150km, Horizontal:3km x 30km, Spectral resolution: 0.035 lines/cm
Swath Width:
3 x 30 km
MWIR-TIR: between 4.15 and 14.6??m
Earth Topics
Atmosphere ( Ozone , Climate Change/Kyoto , Chemistry , Radiation/Temperature )
Related Instruments
Available Resources Type Access
Glossary Technical Document link
ENVISAT MIPAS An Instrument for Atmospheric Chemistry and ClimateResearch Special Publication order
MIPAS - An ENVISAT Instrument for Atmospheric Chemistry and ClimateResearch ESA Bulletin download
ACVE-3 Workshop Proceedings link
Annex A - Product Data Conventions Product Document download
MIPAS Products Specifications - NRT and Offline Processing Product Document download
MIPAS Products Specifications - Reprocessed dataset - info. preview Product Document download
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MIPAS Level 1b dataset processing with IPF V7.1 initiated

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.