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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┬Ám
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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Envisat - MIPAS Level 1b dataset processed with IPF version 7.11 is available

22 May 2015

The Level 1b re-processing of the full MIPAS mission (from 01/07/2002 up to 08/04/2012, including both Full Resolution and Optimized Resolution mission phases) has been completed with the ESA processor IPF version 7.11. The re-processed MIP_NL__1P data has now been released to the user community and made available online for direct download via the ESA centralised dissemination service (DissHarm).