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Dataset: CIRS-lite as a lightweight atmospheric sounder for Earth trace-gas science
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Updated 12 Nov 2020

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Mid-infrared (MIR) Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) systems provide radiometric and accurate spectra for true diurnal diagnostics of atmospheric properties. Scaling such systems to a full imaging mode will improve their diagnostic capabilities – especially in capturing night scenes. CIRS-lite has promise for Earth Science due to its modest mass, power and volume requirements and novel technical capabilities. An MIR imaging-FTS will be a formidable candidate in future, Earth-science flight mission opportunities. CIRS-lite is a lightweight version of the CIRS 43-kg Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) currently returning data from Saturn. CIRS-lite is of interest to planetary science as a high resolution FTS, capable of a broad spectral range. CIRS-lite is physically much smaller and far less massive than Earth science instruments. For Earth science, CIRS-lite is envisioned as a 2-D imaging FTS covering the infrared spectral region to study the global distribution and ra...

Dataset:CIRS-lite as a lightweight atmospheric sounder for Earth trace-gas science
Provider:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Country:United States of America

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