Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere for Environmental Security

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere for Environmental Security Rabat, Morocco 16–19 November 2005

  • Agnès Perrin
  • Najate Ben Sari-Zizi
  • Jean Demaison
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. J. Remedios, D. P. Moore, P. Meacham, G. Allen, A. M. Waterfall, H. Sembhi
    Pages 71-85
  3. M. López-Puertas, B. Funke
    Pages 87-106
  4. J. -M. Flaud, A. Perrin, B. Picquet-Varrault, A. Gratien, J. Orphal, J. -F. Doussin
    Pages 107-121
  5. V. I. Perevalov, S. A. Tashkun, O. M. Lyulin, J.- L. Teffo
    Pages 139-159
  6. Sergei N. Yurchenko, Jingjing Zheng, Walter Thiel, Miguel Carvajal, Hai Lin, Per Jensen
    Pages 171-183
  7. Georges Wlodarczak, Jean-Marcel Colmont, Francois Rohart
    Pages 221-235
  8. Gabriele Cazzoli, Cristina Puzzarini, Giovanni Buffa, Ottavio Tarrini
    Pages 237-255
  9. Zdeněk Zelinger, Pavel Kubát, Michal Střižík, Klára Bezpalcová, Zbyněk Jaňour, Pavel Danihelka et al.
    Pages 301-316
  10. Philippe Ricaud, Robert Delmas, Francoise Girod, Thierry Phulpin, Cathy Boonne
    Pages 317-327
  11. Paul C. Simon, Martine de Mazière, Michel van Roozendael, Jean-Christopher Lambert
    Pages 329-343
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 345-353

About these proceedings


Recent ecological disasters make human beings aware of changes in the Earth’s climate. At the present time anthropogenic activities lead to the emission of greenhouse gases, pollutants, aerosols and ozone depleting substances and the scientific community in general feels responsible for understanding how changes in atmospheric chemistry can affect the Earth’s climate.

The first part of these proceedings describes the current capabilities of various satellite experiments which are performing measurements of the Earth’s atmosphere, as for example some of the results obtained recently by three experiments onboard the Environment Satellite (ENVISAT), namely, the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME), the SCanning Imaging Absorption for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY) and the Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS). For the analysis of spectra recorded by these instruments it is necessary to make good use of efficient radiative transfer codes. These computer codes need as input, a dataset of high quality spectroscopic parameters which can be generated only through a careful analysis of high quality laboratory measurements. In addition some of the future satellite missions which are under preparation at the European Space Agency (ESA) are briefly described.


Absorption Aerosol Air pollution Atmospheric chemistry Envisat Greenhouse gas Rain Transport Troposphere atmosphere environment pollution remote sensing spheric

Editors and affiliations

  • Agnès Perrin
    • 1
  • Najate Ben Sari-Zizi
    • 2
  • Jean Demaison
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques, CNRSUniversités Paris VII et XIICréteilFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Spectronomie, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences de RabatUniversité Mohammed V-AgdalRabatMorocco
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, UMR CNRSUniversité des Sciences et Technologies de LilleVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

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