Toshiyuki Nishibori

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—Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) has successfully started in-orbit operation. The results of the ground tests and in-orbit performance measurements are described and compared in this paper. We found that the in-orbit performance is fully satisfy the specifications and SMILES data has sufficient quality for atmospheric(More)
SMILES is aimed at global mappings of stratospheric trace gases by means of the most sensitive submillimeter receiver. From the ISS altitude (~400km), the instrument detects weak submillimeter electromagnetic wave which is emitted from atmospheric molecules, as a " radiance spectrum ". The spectra are analyzed with some complicated algorithms, so that the(More)
The Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES), which was developed jointly by JAXA and NICT, has been successfully launched and attached to the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station (ISS). It has been doing observations in the Earth's atmosphere since October 12, 2009 with the aid of 4-K mechanical(More)
[1] The Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) onboard the International Space Station provided global measurements of ozone profiles in the middle atmosphere from 12 October 2009 to 21 April 2010. We present validation studies of the SMILES version 2.1 ozone product based on coincidence statistics with satellite observations and(More)