Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5199–5222, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5199-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5199–5222, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5199-2018

Research article 12 Sep 2018

Research article | 12 Sep 2018

GreenHouse gas Observations of the Stratosphere and Troposphere (GHOST): an airborne shortwave-infrared spectrometer for remote sensing of greenhouse gases

Neil Humpage et al.

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We present an overview of the GreenHouse gas Observations of the Stratosphere and Troposphere (GHOST) instrument, a novel shortwave infrared grating spectrometer designed for remote sensing of total column greenhouse gas concentrations from an aircraft. Using laboratory measurements we show that the GHOST design is able to achieve its science objectives. We conclude by describing GHOST's maiden flights on board the NASA Global Hawk UAV during CAST/ATTREX and show some of the initial results.