High Spectral Resolution Infrared Remote Sensing for Earth’s Weather and Climate Studies

  • Alain Chedin
  • Moustafa T. Chahine
  • Noëlle A. Scott

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Review of future programs from 1994 (ATOVS) to the EOS era

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bizzarro Bizzarri
      Pages 3-7
    3. Haruhisa Shimoda, Toshihiro Ogawa
      Pages 37-59
  3. Next generation IR sounders : temperature and moisture analysis

  4. Next generation IR sounders and cloud field analysis

  5. Next generation IR Sounder and surface characteristics analysis

  6. Next Generation IR sounders and trace gas analysis

  7. Next generation IR observations : impact on weather and climate analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. J. R. Eyre, E. Andersson, A. P. McNally
      Pages 365-379
    3. Graeme L. Stephens, Anthony Slingo, Mark Webb
      Pages 395-417
  8. Forward modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. N. Husson, A. Chedin, B. Bonnet
      Pages 443-457
    3. C. Serio, U. Amato, V. Tramutoli, R. Rizzi, V. Cuomo
      Pages 477-492

About these proceedings


One of major challenges facing Earth's science in the next decade and beyondis the development of an accurate long term observational data set to study global change. To accomplish this, a wide range of observations will be required to provide both new measurements, not previously achievable and measurements with a greater degreee of accuracy and resolution than the ones which are presently and currently available. Among the parameters that are currently retrieved from satellite vertical sounding observations, temperature and moisture profiles are the most important for the description of the thermodynamic state of the medium. Other parameters, like those describing the cloud fields, the surface state or the conditions close to the surface are also key parameters for meteorology and climatology. A new generation of high spectral atmospheric sounders in the infrared has recently been designed to provide both new and more accurate data about the atmosphere, land and oceans for application to climate studies. Among the important observations that these instruments should contribute to the climate data set are day and night global measurements of: atmospheric temperature profiles; relative humidity profiles; cloud field parameters; total ozone burden of the atmosphere; distribution of minor atmospehric gases (methane, carbonmonoxide and nitrous oxide).


Climate Climatology Cloud Fernerkundung Infrared Infrarot Klima Meteorology Remote Sensing Weather Wetter moisture satellite temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Alain Chedin
    • 1
  • Moustafa T. Chahine
    • 2
  • Noëlle A. Scott
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique du CNRSEcole PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance
  2. 2.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Météorologie DynamiqueEcole PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84601-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84599-4
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