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Data source: instrument GLORIA


Name Gimballed Limb Observer for Radiance Imaging of the Atmosphere
Acronym GLORIA
Description GLORIA is an infrared remote limb sounder which combines the high horizontal resolution of a nadir sounder (tens of km) with the altitude resolution provided by a limb-sounding instrument. This capability is achieved by combining a high resolution two-dimensional infrared detector (enabling across line-of-sight sampling), the ability to pan the line-of-sight of the instrument forward and backward, and an imaging Michelson interferometer. Precursors of GLORIA are the CRISTA (CRyogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere) and MIPAS (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding) instruments, both of them operated on research aircraft and satellite platforms. GLORIA measurements will deliver two or three dimensional distributions of trace gases in the UTLS region. GLORIA was developed and built by KIT and FZ-Jülich.
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