Measuring Stratospheric H2O With an Airborne Spectrometer: Simulation With Realistic Detector Characteristics

@article{Shahabadi2015MeasuringSH,
  title={Measuring Stratospheric H2O With an Airborne Spectrometer: Simulation With Realistic Detector Characteristics},
  author={Maziar Bani Shahabadi and Yi Huang and Louis M. Moreau},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing},
  year={2015},
  volume={8},
  pages={3541-3545}
}
This study examines the ability of a realistic spectral sensor flying at the tropopause level for retrieving stratospheric H2O and temperature. This paper is an extension of an earlier study; the assumptions to best fit the characteristics of the operational sensors have been updated with the noise characteristics of real sensors. Several tests are conducted to examine the effects of changing spectral coverage and noise level on the quality of the retrieval. The results show that the potential… CONTINUE READING