Embedded in the Envisat validation programme of the chemistry instruments GOMOS, MIPAS, and SCIAMACHY two balloon flights were carried out with MIPAS-B, the balloon borne version of MIPAS. The first one at midlatitudes during the night of 24/25 September 2002 from Aire sur l'Adour, France, adjusted to the night-time overpass of orbit 2975. The second one in the late winter arctic vortex on 20/21 March 2003 from Kiruna, Sweden, matching evening and morning overpasses of Envisat (orbits 5508 and 5515). This paper outlines the instrumental characteristics of MIPAS-B, the observation and validation strategy, the data processing and compares MIPAS-B results to Envisat results that have been available so far.
European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
- Pub Date:
- August 2003
- Satellite Validation