Articles | Volume 8, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 2813–2825, 2015

Special issue: Observing Atmosphere and Climate with Occultation Techniques...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 2813–2825, 2015

Research article 16 Jul 2015

Research article | 16 Jul 2015

Profiling wind and greenhouse gases by infrared-laser occultation: results from end-to-end simulations in windy air

A. Plach et al.

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This paper discusses simulation results of a newly developed line-of-sight wind retrieval algorithm expanding an existing simulation framework that includes the retrieval of thermodynamic variables and greenhouse gases in the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere region. The underlying mission concept further develops the radio occultation technique (i.e. satellite remote sensing technique scanning the atmosphere with high vertical resolution) employing microwave and infrared-laser signals.