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Capturing Complete Spatial Context in Satellite Observations of Greenhouse Gases

Show simple item record Miller, Charles E. Frankenberg, Christian Kuhnert, Andreas C. Spiers, Gary D. Eldering, Annmarie Rud, Mayer Pagano, Thomas S. Wilson, Daniel W. Brooks, Cynthia Jaffe, Daniel T. 2019-07-02T19:29:20Z 2019-07-02T19:29:20Z 2016-08-29
dc.identifier.citation 2016 SPIE Imaging Spectrometry XXI, San Diego, California, August 29-30, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#17-0939
dc.description.abstract Scientific consensus from a 2015 pre-Decadal Survey workshop highlighted the essential need for a wide-swath (mapping) low earth orbit (LEO) instrument delivering carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and carbon monoxide (CO) measurements with global coverage. OCO-2 pioneered space-based CO2 remote sensing, but lacks the CH4, CO and mapping capabilities required for an improved understanding of the global carbon cycle. The Carbon Balance Observatory (CARBO) advances key technologies to enable high-performance, cost-effective solutions for a space-based carbon-climate observing system. CARBO is a compact, modular, 15-30° field of view spectrometer that delivers high-precision CO2, CH4, CO and solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) data with weekly global coverage from LEO. CARBO employs innovative immersion grating technologies to achieve diffraction-limited performance with OCO-like spatial (2x2 km2) and spectral (( ≈ 20,000) resolution in a package that is >50% smaller, lighter and more cost-effective. CARBO delivers a 25- to 50-fold increase in spatial coverage compared to OCO-2 with no loss of detection sensitivity. Individual CARBO modules weigh < 20 kg, opening diverse new space-based platform opportunities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016 en_US
dc.title Capturing Complete Spatial Context in Satellite Observations of Greenhouse Gases en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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