Qpack: a general tool for instrument simulation and retrieval work
2005 (English)In: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, ISSN 0022-4073, E-ISSN 1879-1352, Vol. 91, no 1, 47-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Remote sensing requires a complete observation system, consisting of the instrument, a forward model and a retrieval environment. This paper presents a software tool to complement atmospheric sensors, with focus on passive instruments operating in the mm and sub-mm wavelength regions. The tool is of general character and offers a complete, flexible and fast calculation environment, demonstrated in both preparatory instrument studies and operational inversions. Its features include a rapid approach for modelling of sensor characteristics, several types of data reduction, simple definition of covariance matrices, a large number of retrieval and error quantities, inversion characterisation and random realisation of measurements. The software is freely available for scientific use.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 91, no 1, 47-64 p.
Research subject Space Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-3372DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2004.05.050Local ID: 131efc30-f8ad-11db-b2dd-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-3372DiVA: diva2:976230
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