The Active Temperature, Ozone and Moisture Microwave Spectrometer (ATOMMS), A new global climate sensor

E. R. Kursinski, A. Otarola, D. Ward, A. Young, S. Albanna, C. Groppi, R. Stickney, M. Stovern, B. Wheelwright, B. Duffy, M. Schein, K. Sammler, R. Frehlich, W. Bertiger, H. Pickett, D. Rind, M. Ross

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Abstract

We are developing a new remote sensing system at the University of Arizona called the Active Temperature, Ozone and Moisture Microwave Spectrometer (ATOMMS). ATOMMS combines many of the best features of GPS Radio Occultation (RO) and the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) by actively probing cm to sub-mm wavelength atmospheric absorption features via satellite-to-satellite occultation. ATOMMS will provide an unprecedented combination of features for monitoring climate from orbit. With funding from NSF and aircraft time from NASA, we will demonstrate the ATOMMS concept via high altitude aircraft-to-aircraft occultations in 2011. Here we summarize the ATOMMS concept and demonstration project and provide early test results from the instrument indicative of ATOMMS capabilities and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2010
Pages2952-2955
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 30th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2010Jul 30 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Other

Other2010 30th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period7/25/107/30/10

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Keywords

  • Atmospheric measurements
  • Meteorology
  • Microwave spectroscopy
  • Remote sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Kursinski, E. R., Otarola, A., Ward, D., Young, A., Albanna, S., Groppi, C., Stickney, R., Stovern, M., Wheelwright, B., Duffy, B., Schein, M., Sammler, K., Frehlich, R., Bertiger, W., Pickett, H., Rind, D., & Ross, M. (2010). The Active Temperature, Ozone and Moisture Microwave Spectrometer (ATOMMS), A new global climate sensor. In 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2010 (pp. 2952-2955). [5653877] (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5653877