Remote sensing atmospheric trace gases with infrared imaging spectroscopy



Atmospheric pollution affects human health, food production, and ecosystem sustainability, causing environmental and climate change. Species of concern include nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide (SO2 ), and the greenhouse gases (GHG) methane (CH4 ) and carbon dioxide (CO2 ). Trace gas remote sensing can provide source detection, attribution, monitoring, hazard alerts, and air quality evaluation.


Support in part from the National Science Foundation (award 1042894), NASA (award NNX12AQ16G), The Aerospace Corporation, the University and State of Bremen, German Aerospace (DLR), GFZ Potsdam, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Union Framework 7 is gratefully acknowledged. Views and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors.