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The Measurement of Global Carbon Monoxide Using the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)

  • L. Larrabee Strow
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 9)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Brightness Temperature Thermal Contrast Reference Profile Humidity Profile Brightness Temperature Difference 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Larrabee Strow
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Maryland Baltimore CountyBaltimoreUSA

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