Observing Systems for Atmospheric Composition: Satellite, Aircraft, Sensor Web and Ground-Based Observational Methods and Strategies / Edition 1

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The new challenge in atmospheric chemistry is to understand the intercontinental transport and transformation of gases and aerosols. To address this issue, a global observations systems network of ground based sites and aircraft measurments campaigns are highly requested by scientists. The book describes the latest methods for observations from space, by aircraft and at the surface as well as the sensor web concept. Additionally, it reports the latest results from GOME, SCIAMACHY, AURA, and TOMS satellite missions as well as the most relevant aircraft and ground based campaigns conducted in the last few years in the US and Europe. The book discusses data handling as well as new directions in the atmospheric observational techniques. The book provides a thorough overview of satellite and aircraft observations and describes new techniques that have been developed in the last decade. In addition, it gives an introduction to the sensor web concept.

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"This book covers the lectures given there by experts, presented as 17 chapters, and arranged in four parts which cover the ground specified in the book’s sub-title. … All in all, this is valuable and timely summary of the state of the art for observing and understanding the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere, which is so precious a resource to us humans." (M. J. Rycroft, Surveys in Geophysics, Vol. 28, 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441921475
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Guido Visconti is professor at the Department of Physcis at l'Aquila University, Italy. He is a leading scientist in the field of remote sensing and has written and edited several books, and made numerous other contributions to the field.

The other editors with a wealth of knowledge and experience are affiliated to respectively l'Aqulia University (Dr. Di Carlo), Penn State University (Dr. Brune), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Dr. Schoeberl) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (Dr. Wahner).

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Table of Contents

Index Preface Editors Introduction to the atmospheric observation systems W. Brune (Pennsylvania State University), M. Schultz (Max Planck Institut fur Meteorologie) and M. Schoeberl (NASA GSFC) CHAPTER 1 Observations by USA Satellites (lenght GEOSTATIONARY MEASUREMENTS P. K. Bhartia (NASA GSFC) THE A-TRAIN AND AEROSOLS C. Trepte (NASA LRC) TOMS P. K. Bhartia (NASA GSFC) AURA M. Schoeberl (NASA GSFC) CALIPSO C. Trepte (NASA LRC) CHAPTER 2 Observations by European Satellites ERS-2: GOME J. Burrows (University of Bremen) ENVISAT: SCIAMACHY J. Burrows (University of Bremen) ENVISAT: MIPAS H. Fischer (University of Karlsruhe) PLANNED AND PROPOSED ESA MISSIONS J. Burrows (University of Bremen) CHAPTER 3 Aircraft and ground-base intensive campaigns US AIRCRAFT CAMPAIGNS D. Jacob (Harvard University) EUROPEAN AIRCRAFT CAMPAIGNS U. Schumann (DLR Oberpfaffenhofen) MOZAIC - MEASURING UTLS CONSTITUENTS FROM COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT J.-P. Cammas (LA/CNRS) UAVS: CURRENT AND FUTURE USE P. Newman (NASA GSFC) EUROPEAN GROUND-BASED CAMPAIGN A. Wahner (ICG-Julich) U.S. GROUND-BASED CAMPAIGN K. Demerjian (University of Albany) CHAPTER 4 Ground-base networks OZONESONDE NETWORKS - SHADOZ Thompson (NASA GSFC) LIDAR NETWORKS V. Rizi (University of L'Aquila) EPA AND STATE POLLUTION NETWORKS K. Demerjian (University of Albany) CHAMBER STUDIES A. Wahner (ICG-Julich) AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS AND THE SENSOR WEB K. Reichard (Pennslyvania State University) COMPARISON OF MEASUREMENTS – CAL/VAL P. Newman (NASAGSFC) CHAPTER 5 Output of the observational web COMPUTATIONAL REQUIREMENTS R. Rood (NASA GSFC) DATA ASSIMILATION INTO MODELS R. Rood (NASA GSFC) INVERSE MODELING TECHNIQUES D. Jacob (Harvard University)

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