The Measurement of Global Carbon Monoxide Using the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
One goal of the Earth Observing Systems (EOS) is to measure concentrations of key atmospheric gases on a global scale in order to understand biogeochemical cycles in both the natural, unpolluted atmosphere, and in regions where anthropogenic activities have perturbed the concentrations of gas-phase species. A particular concern in tropospheric chemistry is that increasing levels of carbon monoxide (CO) may lead to a decrease in atmospheric hydroxyl (OH), which would reduce the atmosphere’s ability to scavenge other trace gases.
KeywordsBrightness Temperature Thermal Contrast Reference Profile Humidity Profile Brightness Temperature Difference
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