A093:
Satellite Limb Sounding of the Earth’s Atmosphere





Session ID#: 26612

Session Description:
A number of Earth-orbiting satellite instruments are making atmospheric measurements using limb-sounding techniques. These include occultation, scattering, emission, and satellite-to-satellite attenuation. Solar occultation like that used by SAGE II has been a very successful approach to producing high vertical resolution species profiles, but with limited global coverage. Limb scattering, like that used by OMPS and SAGE III-ISS, expands the global coverage producing species’ profiles on the sun side of the orbit. Limb emission instruments, like MLS and SABER, are capable of measuring atmospheric gases on a more global scale day and night. This session serves as a forum to demonstrate various applications of limb sounders, used alone or in concert with other techniques, to improve our understanding of current science issues, including trend studies, photochemistry applications, dynamics and transport, and aerosol and cloud characterizations. Papers are solicited on current and new limb sounding techniques, science results, and multiple instrument intercomparisons.
Primary Convener:  Michael Patrick McCormick, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States
Conveners:  William John Randel, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Richard Eckman, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Index Terms:

0305 Aerosols and particles [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0340 Middle atmosphere: composition and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0341 Middle atmosphere: constituent transport and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0360 Radiation: transmission and scattering [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Hideaki Nakajima, NIES National Institute of Environmental Studies, Ibaraki, Japan, Isao Murata, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Yoshihiro Nagahama, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba-city, Japan, Masanori Takeda, Tohoku University, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Sendai, Japan and Nicholas B Jones, Univ Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Peter F Bernath, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, Chris D. Boone, University of Waterloo, Department of Chemistry, Waterloo, ON, Canada and Charles T McElroy, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
John Reese Kummer II1, Mark R Schoeberl2, Matthew T DeLand3, Zhong Chen4, Tong Zhu4, Melody A Avery5 and James F Gleason6, (1)Science and Technology Corporation, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Sci Systems & Applications Inc, Lanham, MD, United States, (4)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (5)NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States, (6)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Krzysztof Wargan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, Natalya A Kramarova, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Ellis E Remsberg, NASA Langley, Yorktown, VA, United States, Lawrence Coy, SSAI at NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Lynn Harvey, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, Nathaniel J Livesey, JPL / Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States and Steven Pawson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Massimo Valeri1,2, Flavio Barbara3, Chris D. Boone4, Simone Ceccherini3, Marco Gai3, Guido Maucher5, Piera Raspollini3, Marco Ridolfi1, Luca Sgheri6, Gerald Wetzel5 and Nicola Zoppetti3, (1)University of Bologna, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bologna, Italy, (2)Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate - National Research Council of Italy, Bologna, Italy, (3)Institute of Applied Physics "Nello Carrara'' - National Research Council of Italy, Florence, Italy, (4)University of Waterloo, Department of Chemistry, Waterloo, ON, Canada, (5)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, (6)Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze, Italy
William John Randel, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Mijeong Park, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Pawan K Bhartia, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Sciences Division- Atmospheres MC614, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Robert Paul Loughman, Ctr Atmospheric Sciences, Hampton, VA, United States and Jerald R Ziemke, NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Ghassan Taha1, Pawan K Bhartia2, Zhong Chen3, Philippe Xu4, Robert Paul Loughman5 and Glen R Jaross2, (1)Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (4)Science Applications International Corporation Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Ctr Atmospheric Sciences, Hampton, VA, United States
Landon A Rieger, Adam E Bourassa and D A Degenstein, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Charles Anthony Hill, Robert P Damadeo and Joseph F Gasbarre, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Patrick Sheese1, Kaley A Walker1, Chris D. Boone2, D A Degenstein3, Felicia Kolonjari4, David A. Plummer5 and Thomas von Clarmann6, (1)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (2)University of Waterloo, Department of Chemistry, Waterloo, ON, Canada, (3)University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (4)Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, (5)Environment Canada, Victoria, BC, Canada, (6)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Wolfgang Woiwode1, Martina Bramberger2, Marleen Braun1, Andreas Dörnbrack2, Felix Friedl-Vallon1, Jens-Uwe Grooss3, Michael Hoepfner1, Sören Johansson1, Thomas Latzko1, Hermann Oelhaf1, Johannes Orphal1, Peter Preusse3, Bjoern-Martin Sinnhuber1, Olga Suminska-Ebersoldt1, Joern Ungermann3 and The GLORIA Team, (1)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, (2)German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Wessling, Germany, (3)Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Larry L Gordley1, Benjamin T Marshall1, Richard L. Lachance2, David C Fritts3 and John Fisher4, (1)GATS, Inc., Newport News, VA, United States, (2)Gas Plume Imaging LLC, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)GATS Inc., Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Brandywine Photonics LLC, Exton, PA, United States
Steven Nicholas Buckner1, Lawrence E Flynn2, Michael Patrick McCormick1 and John Anderson1, (1)Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Reserch, STAR, College Park, MD, United States
Liqiao Lei, Michael Patrick McCormick and John Anderson, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States
Alain Hauchecorne, LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France, Laurent Blanot, ACRI-ST, Sophia-Antipolis Cedex, France, Robin Wing Jr., LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Guyancourt, France, Robin Wing, LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Guyancourt 78280, France, Philippe Keckhut, LATMOS/IPSL/CNRS/UVSQ, Guyancourt, France and Sergey Khaykin, CNRS, UVSQ, LATMOS, Guyancourt, France
Hermann Oelhaf1, Felix Friedl-Vallon1, Gerald Wetzel1, Andreas Ebersoldt2, Michael Hoepfner1, Anna Kleinert1, Guido Maucher1, Katharina Maurer1, Hans Nordmeyer1, Christof Piesch1, Roland Ruhnke1, Christian Sartorius1, Bjoern-Martin Sinnhuber1, Johannes Orphal1 and Herbert Fischer1, (1)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, (2)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Data Processing and Electronics, Karlsruhe, Germany
Jeffery Langille1, Adam E Bourassa1, Brian Solheim2, D A Degenstein1, Daniel Letros3, Nicholas D Lloyd4 and Paul Loewen1, (1)University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)York University, toronto, Canada, (3)University of Saskatchewan, Physics, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (4)University Of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Leslie Moy1, Glen R Jaross2, Pawan K Bhartia2 and Natalya A Kramarova3, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Shuhui Wang1, King-Fai Li2,3, Zhaocheng Zeng4, Stanley P Sander5, Run-Lie Shia6 and Yuk L Yung6, (1)University of California Los Angeles, JIFRESSE, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Department of Applied Mathematics, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)University of California Riverside, Department of Environmental Sciences, Riverside, CA, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States
Michael Patrick McCormick1, Robert P Damadeo2 and Charles Anthony Hill2, (1)Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Daniel Zawada, Adam E Bourassa and D A Degenstein, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Adam E Bourassa1, D A Degenstein2, Chris Sioris3, Landon A Rieger2 and Daniel Zawada2, (1)University of Saskatchewan, Physics and Engineering Physics, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (3)Environment Canada Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Mark Eugene Hervig, GATS, Inc., Newport News, VA, United States and James M Russell III, Hampton University, Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Hampton, VA, United States