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20 December 1996 Retrieval of pressure and temperature from MIPAS-ENVISAT limb emission spectra
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The accurate knowledge of pressure and temperature profiles is a precondition for the retrieval of race gas profiles from limb emission measurements. A method was investigated which allows the pressure and temperature retrieval from limb emission spectra as expected to be measured by the MIPAS-ENVISAT instrument. Regardless which retrieval scheme will be used, the simultaneous retrievability of pressure and temperature depends largely on the proper selection of microwindows. Microwindows which contain a large amount of information on these target quantities while being insensitive to systematic errors are considered to be the most appropriate ones. A microwindow selection which minimizes the pressure temperature retrieval error has been carried out for the instrument specifications of MIPAS- ENVISAT. Errors under consideration were random noise, calibration uncertainties, and neglection of possible breakdown of thermodynamic equilibrium.
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Thomas von Clarmann, A. Linden, Georg Echle, A. Wegner, Herbert Fischer, and Manuel Lopez-Puertas "Retrieval of pressure and temperature from MIPAS-ENVISAT limb emission spectra", Proc. SPIE 2961, Satellite Remote Sensing and Modeling of Clouds and the Atmosphere, (20 December 1996);

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