Satellite and Remote Sensing

Group Head:  Bill Randel

The Satellite and Remote Sensing group of ACOM includes several groups with expertise in satellite and ground-based remote sensing measurements of atmospheric composition, clouds and aerosols, and their combination with chemical models.  

The MOPITT group develops the carbon monoxide (CO) retrieval algorithms for the Measurement of Pollution in The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument on the Terra satellite.  The Optical Techniques group maintains ground-based FTIR instruments, as well as supports the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC).  The UTLS group focuses on analysis of satellite and aircraft observations, along with model simulations, of the composition and dynamics of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.  The ACRESP group focuses on the combination of satellite, airborne and ground-based observations with models through data assimilation and model evaluation to improve predictions of regional and global air quality. 

Research Projects



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ACOM | Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling