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Title: Science Highlights and Lessons Learned from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
Authors: Pagano, Thomas S.
Fetzer, Eric J.
Suda, Jarrod
Licata, Steve
Keywords: sounder
Atmospheric Composition
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2011
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011.
Citation: SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, California, August 21-25, 2011
Abstract: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and companion instrument, the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) on the NASA Earth Observing System Aqua spacecraft are facility instruments designed to support measurements of atmospheric temperature, water vapor and a wide range of atmospheric constituents in support of weather forecasting and scientific research in climate and atmospheric chemistry. This paper is an update to the science highlights from a paper by the authors released last year and also looks back at the lessons learned and future needs of the scientific community. These lessons not only include requirements on the measurements, but scientific shortfalls as well. Results from the NASA Science Community Workshop in IR and MW Sounders relating to AIRS and AMSU requirements and concerns are covered and reflect much of what has been learned and what is needed for future atmospheric sounding from Low Earth Orbit.
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