Computing Resources for Remote Sensing in the Stratosphere


Several resources are available at ISAC-Bologna and ISAC-Rome facilities for the analysis of remote sensing measurements, acquired in the Earth stratosphere and on other solar system planetary atmospheres. They also consist in some calculators ( one with 7 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @3.40GHz processors) used for the analysis of remote sensing measurements and for the storage of the obtained results, e.g. database of vertical temperature, pressure and VMR (Volume Mixing Ratio) profiles of stratospheric constituents - MIPAS2D database, link). The atmospheric composition is obtained through the use of algorithms for the analysis of remote sensing measurements from aircraft and satellite platforms. Those algorithms have been used to obtain Earth atmospheric composition (e.g. analysis of Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS)/ENVISAT measurements) and for the analysis of atmospheric composition of other planets, such as the Titan's high atmosphere (from VIMS/Cassini measurements). In the future they will contribute to the study of transport of disequilibrium species in Giovian hot spots and H3+ ions concentration from their auroral emissions. This last objective will be reached through the analysis of measurements from the JIRAM (Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper, PI Alberto Adriani INAF-IAPS, realized by Selex-Galileo), the infrared image spectrometer onboard JUNO mission - link. MIPAS2D database: e JUNO/JIRAM: