The inverse problem of thermal sounding: 3. Retrieval of the vertical profile of the mixing ratio of a minor gaseous constituent.
Abstract
Using the general formula developed by Ustinov (1990), an inverse problem is formulated for retrieving the vertical profile of a minor gas constituent from measurements of the outgoing thermal radiation in the absorption band of this constituent. An analytical expression for the main body of the corresponding linearized inverse problem is obtained. A numerical experiment is carried out demonstrating the efficiency of the inverse problem.
 Publication:

Kosmicheskie Issledovaniia
 Pub Date:
 March 1991
 Bibcode:
 1991KosIs..29..289U
 Keywords:

 Atmospheric Composition;
 Atmospheric Sounding;
 Gas Composition;
 Planetary Atmospheres;
 Vertical Distribution;
 Absorption Spectra;
 Spectral Bands;
 Thermal Radiation;
 Lunar and Planetary Exploration