Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 53, Issue 9, pp 1016–1018 | Cite as

Analysis of Capabilities for Satellite Monitoring of Atmospheric Gaseous Composition Using IRFS-2 Instrument

  • A. S. Garkusha
  • A. V. Polyakov
  • Yu. M. Timofeyev
The Use of Space Information about the Earth


Capabilities of the total column monitoring of different minor gaseous compounds of the atmosphere with the satellite IRFS-2 Fourier interferometer have been studied. The possibilities of determining the СО2, О3, СH4, HNO3, N2O, CH3OH, HCFC-22, CFC-11, CFC-12, PAN, and ССl4 total columns have been investigated on the basis of line-by-line calculations of the forward problem operator and calculation of error matrices by the optimal estimation method. It has been shown that the IRFS-2 device could be used to measure the total columns of СО2, О3, N2O, СH4, and HNO3. In the information-gathering mode, it is also possible to retrieve the CH3OH, HCFC-22, CFC-11, CFC-12, PAN, and ССl4 total columns due to the suppression of random measurement errors.


trace atmospheric gases remote sensing of the atmosphere Fourier interferometry atmospheric composition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Garkusha
    • 1
  • A. V. Polyakov
    • 1
  • Yu. M. Timofeyev
    • 1
  1. 1.Saint Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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