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By Manfred Gottwald,Heinrich Bovensmann

SCIAMACHY, the SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHar­tographY, is a passive sensor for exploring the Earth’s surroundings. it's a part of the payload of the ecu Earth remark challenge ENVISAT, introduced on 1 March 2002. SCIAMACHY observes absorption spectra of molecules from the UV (214 nm) to the short-wave infrared wavelength range (2386 nm) and derives the atmospheric composition – hint gases, aerosols, clouds – from those measurements. Having in the meantime effectively monitored and explored the Earth’s surroundings for greater than eight years, new and interesting insights into the Earth-atmosphere procedure are bought. The supplied international information units don't merely disguise greenhouse gases and pollution within the troposphere or the ozone chemistry within the stratosphere yet even achieve as much as the mesosphere and decrease thermosphere. They give a contribution considerably to atmospheric physics and chemistry in addition to weather switch research.

SCIAMACHY is likely one of the significant present Earth commentary undertakings of Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium, complete in cooperation with the eu house business enterprise (ESA). Many medical teams at quite a few institutes in Europe and overseas have been and are actively excited by the research of the data.

This publication is a entire precis describing the whole SCIAMACHY venture – from the first actual principles to the present effects. It illustrates how the measurements are played, how the hint gasoline concentrations are derived from the measured spectra and the way the original info units are used to enhance our realizing of the altering Earth’s surroundings. The certain readership is not just the present and in all probability new SCIAMACHY information clients from undergraduate scholar point as much as researchers new within the fields of atmospheric chemistry and distant sensing, yet someone who's willing to profit approximately SCIAMACHY’s efforts to review the ambience and its responses to either, average phenomena and anthropogenic effects.

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