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Instrument: SCIAMACHY : Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography
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Associated Platforms
ENVISAT

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Ultraviolet
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 240 nm - 2380 nm

Wavelength Keyword: Visible
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 240 nm - 2380 nm

Wavelength Keyword: Near Infrared
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 240 nm - 2380 nm

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Description
The SCanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY
(SCIAMACHY) is an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) European Space Agency
(ESA) instrument on the ENVISAT spacecraft (launched March 1, 2002).
SCIAMACHY is a joint project of Germany and The Netherlands for global
atmospheric measurements. SCIAMACHY comprises a moderately high
resolution (0.2-0.4 nm) spectrometer to observe transmitted, reflected and
scattered light from the atmosphere in the UV, visible and near infrared
wavelength regions over the range 240-1700 nm, and in 2 selected regions
between 2.0 and 2.4 micron. The goal is to allow small optical absorptions
(as small as 2E-4 in some regions of the spectrum) to be detected.

SCIAMACHY is designed to measure both tropospheric and stratospheric
abundances of a number of atmospheric constituents, which take part in
Ozone break-off or in the greenhouse effect. Targeted species are:

-in the troposphere - Ozone,O4, N2O, NO2, HH4, CO, CO2,
H2O and aerosols and, in polluted conditions, SO2

-in the stratosphere - Ozone, NO, NO2, NO3, CH4, CO2,
H2O, ClO, OClO, BrO, aerosols, stratospheric clouds, and possibly,
HCHO and CO.

For more information see:
http://www.sciamachy.de/

Online Resources
http://www.sciamachy.de/