Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Research article
26 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 26 Oct 2021

The “ideal” spectrograph for atmospheric observations

Ulrich Platt, Thomas Wagner, Jonas Kuhn, and Thomas Leisner


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on amt-2020-521', Harry ten Brink, 19 Apr 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Ulrich Platt, 20 Aug 2021
  • RC1: 'Number of comments on amt-2020-521.', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Ulrich Platt, 20 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2020-521', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Ulrich Platt, 20 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ulrich Platt on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2021) by Mark Weber
AR by Ulrich Platt on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2021)
Short summary
Absorption spectroscopy of scattered sunlight is extremely useful for the analysis of atmospheric trace gas distributions. A central parameter for the achievable sensitivity of spectroscopic instruments is the light throughput, which can be enhanced in a number of ways. We present new ideas and considerations of how instruments could be optimized. Particular emphasis is on arrays of massively parallel instruments. Such arrays can reduce the size and weight of instruments by orders of magnitude.