Articles | Volume 9, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5461–5485, 2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5461–5485, 2016

Research article 14 Nov 2016

Research article | 14 Nov 2016

Simulation of submillimetre atmospheric spectra for characterising potential ground-based remote sensing observations

Emma C. Turner et al.

Related authors

A new gas absorption optical depth parameterisation for RTTOV version 13
James Hocking, Jérôme Vidot, Pascal Brunel, Pascale Roquet, Bruna Silveira, Emma Turner, and Cristina Lupu
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2899–2915,,, 2021
Short summary
An update on the RTTOV fast radiative transfer model (currently at version 12)
Roger Saunders, James Hocking, Emma Turner, Peter Rayer, David Rundle, Pascal Brunel, Jerome Vidot, Pascale Roquet, Marco Matricardi, Alan Geer, Niels Bormann, and Cristina Lupu
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2717–2737,,, 2018
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Gases | Technique: Remote Sensing | Topic: Data Processing and Information Retrieval
First ground-based Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer observations of HFC-23 at Rikubetsu, Japan, and Syowa Station, Antarctica
Masanori Takeda, Hideaki Nakajima, Isao Murata, Tomoo Nagahama, Isamu Morino, Geoffrey C. Toon, Ray F. Weiss, Jens Mühle, Paul B. Krummel, Paul J. Fraser, and Hsiang-Jui Wang
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5955–5976,,, 2021
Short summary
Improvement of Odin/SMR water vapour and temperature measurements and validation of the obtained data sets
Francesco Grieco, Kristell Pérot, Donal Murtagh, Patrick Eriksson, Bengt Rydberg, Michael Kiefer, Maya Garcia-Comas, Alyn Lambert, and Kaley A. Walker
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5823–5857,,, 2021
Short summary
Estimation of ship emission rates at a major shipping lane by long-path DOAS measurements
Kai Krause, Folkard Wittrock, Andreas Richter, Stefan Schmitt, Denis Pöhler, Andreas Weigelt, and John P. Burrows
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5791–5807,,, 2021
Short summary
Total ozone column from Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Nadir Mapper (OMPS-NM) measurements using the broadband weighting function fitting approach (WFFA)
Andrea Orfanoz-Cheuquelaf, Alexei Rozanov, Mark Weber, Carlo Arosio, Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, and John P. Burrows
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5771–5789,,, 2021
Short summary
A simulation-experiment-based assessment of retrievals of above-cloud temperature and water vapor using a hyperspectral infrared sounder
Jing Feng, Yi Huang, and Zhipeng Qu
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5717–5734,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Abbatt, J. P. D., Thomas, J. L., Abrahamsson, K., Boxe, C., Granfors, A., Jones, A. E., King, M. D., Saiz-Lopez, A., Shepson, P. B., Sodeau, J., Toohey, D. W., Toubin, C., von Glasow, R., Wren, S. N., and Yang, X.: Halogen activation via interactions with environmental ice and snow in the polar lower troposphere and other regions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 6237–6271,, 2012
Anderson, G. P., Clough, S., Kneizys, F., Chetwynd, J., and Shettle, E. P.: AFGL atmospheric constituent profiles (0–120 km), Tech. rep., DTIC Document, 1986.
Arnold, K., Ade, P., Anthony, A., Aubin, F., Boettger, D., Borrill, J., Cantalupo, C., Dobbs, M., Errard, J., and Flanigan, D.: Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, in: Proc. SPIE, vol. 7741, 77411E, 2010.
Benford, D., Hunter, T., and Phillips, T.: Noise equivalent power of background limited thermal detectors at submillimeter wavelengths, Int. J. Infrared Milli., 19, 931–938, 1998.
Buehler, S., Eyring, V., and Kuellmann, H.: The impact of continuum emissions in the mm and sub-mm spectral range, CONTRACTOR REPORT-EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY CR P, 1–230, 1996.
Short summary
Observations of the submillimetre part of the electromagnetic spectrum have previously been the domain of the astronomical community. However, new technological advances in the superconducting detectors field are offering the atmospheric sciences unexplored opportunities to perform useful spectroscopy in this region, exploiting existing radio telescope sites. Example simulations at six sites are presented for HBr, HOBr, HO2 and N2O showing the need for broad high-resolution measurements.