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  • Objective: Monitoring of metals species in the atmosphere, in particular the mesophere. Being excited mainly by sunlight metal atoms and ions (Fe, Mg, Na, Si,Cr,...) emit light at wavelengths in the UV/Vis. This emissions are retrieved from SCIAMACHY and GOME data and are used to obtain concentration profiles of metal species on a global scale.
  • Funding: European office of Aerospace Research and Developement (EOARD)
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  • Final report 2010 - 2013 (Download) [1.749 KB]
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Annual mean global Mg+ number density from 2008-2012, retrieved from SCIAMACHY measurements