Please join us this Tuesday, June 14th for our next presentation in our PEGASUS Summer Seminar
Our next speaker is Daniel Zawada, who studies atmospheric aerosols using OSIRIS.
There will be cookies and refreshments served beforehand at 3:00 pm in the lounge for those attending the seminar.
Title: Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere with Limb Scattered Sunlight
Abstract: Instruments such as the Optical Spectograph and InfraRed Imaging System (OSIRIS) have been taking spectral measurements of the atmospheric limb for more than a decade. The measurements can be inverted to obtain vertical number density profiles of trace species in the atmosphere, in particular, upper tropospheric and lower stratospheric ozone and sulfate aerosols. This talk will present an overview of the limb scatter technique and its advantages and disadvantages. We will focus on the tools and methods needed to invert the measurements to obtain vertical profiles of trace species.