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 14.6µm
Atmosphere ( Ozone , Climate Change/Kyoto , Chemistry , Radiation/Temperature )
Latest Mission Operations News
The Level 1 reprocessing of the full Envisat MIPAS mission with the ESA MICAL processor version 8.03 has been completed and the data has been assessed with respect to the quality. The reprocessed dataset is now accessible to users from the ESA dissemination server.
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