Paris, 17 January 2014
1The Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales is part of the Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL).
2IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) is an instrument developed by CNES in partnership with Eumetsat. It was launched on board the MetOp satellite. CNES provides Eumetsat with support for certain monitoring and data processing operations. It supports the French research community involved in IASI, and in atmospheric composition more particularly.
3MetOp is the space component of Eumetsat's EPS (Eumetsat Polar System) program, covering 15 years of observation for continuous weather forecasting and monitoring of atmospheric composition using three successive satellites. MetOp-A and MetOp-B were launched in 2006 and 2012 respectively, and the launch of MetOp-C is scheduled for 2017. The MetOp satellites were developed by ESA.
First simultaneous space measurements of atmospheric pollutants in the boundary layer from IASI: a case study in the North China Plain, Anne Boynard, Cathy Clerbaux, Lieven Clarisse, Sarah Safieddine, Matthieu Pommier, Martin Van Damme, Sophie Bauduin, Charlotte Oudot, Juliette Hadji-Lazaro, Daniel Hurtmans and Pierre-Francois Coheur, Geophys. Res. Lett., Online 17 January 2014.
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