Preface. 1. Spectroscopic measurements of tropospheric composition from satellite measurements in the ultraviolet and visible: Steps toward continuous pollution monitoring from space; K. Chance.- 2. ESA spectroscopy studies in support of spaceborne atmospheric composition sounding; J. Langen.- 3. The MIPAS experiment aboard ENVISAT: remote sensing of atmospheric composition; H. Fischer.- 4. Performance of the operational retrieval code for MIPAS on ENVISAT and possible improvements of retrieval techniques for environment and climate; B. Carli et al.- 5. New measurements of trace species in the upper troposphere from infra-red spectra of the atmosphere; J.J. Remedios et al.- 6. Remote sensing of the Non-LTE atmosphere; M. Lôpez-Puertas, and B. Funke.- 7. Quantitative spectroscopy and atmospheric measurements; J.-M. Flaud et al.- 8. Quantitative laboratory spectroscopy of atmospheric trace gases; J. Vander Auwera.- 9. Global modeling of high-resolution spectra of linear molecules C02, N2O and C2H2; V.I. Perevalov et al.- 10. CDSD-296, the high-precision carbon dioxide spectroscopic databank: version for atmospheric applications; S.A. Tashkun et al.- 11.Theoretical quantitative spectroscopy: computer simulation of molecular spectra; S. N. Yurchenko et al.- 12. Recent results on infrared molecular line broadening and shift parameters; M.-A.H. Smith .- 13. Half-widths and line shifts of water vapor for atmospheric applications: measurement and theory; R. Gamache and B.K. Antony.- 14. Quantitative rotational spectroscopy for atmospheric research; G. Wlodarczak et al.- 15. Pressure- broadening of the 22.2 GHz line of water: basic results for remote sensing of the atmosphere; G. Cazzoli, et al.- 16. Rotational spectroscopy at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; B.J. Drouin.- 17. Correlation between precipitable water and rainfall using Global Positioning System (GPS) technique; A. Fadil and D. Ben Sar.- 18. Extreme variability ofaerosol optical properties: the Cairo aerosol characterization experiment case study; S. Alfaro and M. Abdel Wahab.- 19. Urban air pollution and its photochemistry studied by laser spectroscopic methods; Z. Zelinger et al.- 20. The atmospheric chemistry Ether group: expertise and database; Ph. Ricaud et al.- 21. An integrated approach to study the chemistry-climate interactions in the atmosphere; P.C. Simon et al.- List of contributors.- Index of subjects.
This volume continues presentation of the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) held at Rabat, Morocco on the 17-19th of November 2005 entitled Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere for Environmental Security.
Coverage includes a review of recent and upcoming experimental satellite measurements of the Earth's atmosphere, characterisation of pollution in urban areas and the growing lack of water in many countries of the Mediterranean area, and more.
Performances of the operational retrieval codes
Capabilities and performances "Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding" (MIPAS)
"Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric CHartographY" (SCIAMACHY)
Remote sensing of trace species in the atmosphere
Quantitative spectroscopy in the microwave up to the middle infrared regions for atmospheric trace gases
Aerosols and humitidy retrievals
Expertise and databases