TEMPO Green Paper: Chemistry, physics, and meteorology experiments with the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of pollution instrument

K. Chance, X. Liu, C. Chan Miller, G. González Abad, G. Huang, C. Nowlan, A. Souri, R. Suleiman, K. Sun, H. Wang, L. Zhu, P. Zoogman, J. Al-Saadi, J. C. Antuña-Marrero, J. Carr, R. Chatfield, M. Chin, R. Cohen, D. Edwards, J. FishmanD. Flittner, J. Geddes, M. Grutter, J. R. Herman, D. J. Jacob, S. Janz, J. Joiner, J. Kim, N. A. Krotkov, B. Lefer, R. V. Martin, O. L. Mayol-Bracero, A. Naeger, M. Newchurch, G. G. Pfister, K. Pickering, R. B. Pierce, C. Rivera Cárdenas, A. Saiz-Lopez, W. Simpson, E. Spinei, R. J.D. Spurr, J. J. Szykman, O. Torres, J. Wang

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The NASA/Smithsonian Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO; tempo.si.edu) satellite instrument will measure atmospheric pollution and much more over Greater North America at high temporal resolution (hourly or better in daylight, with selected observations at 10 minute or better sampling) and high spatial resolution (10 km2 at the center of the field of regard). It will measure ozone (O3) profiles (including boundary layer O3), and columns of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), nitrous acid (HNO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), formaldehyde (H2CO), glyoxal (C2H2O2), water vapor (H2O), bromine oxide (BrO), iodine oxide (IO), chlorine dioxide (OClO), as well as clouds and aerosols, foliage properties, and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. The instrument has been delivered and is awaiting spacecraft integration and launch in 2022. This talk describes a selection of TEMPO applications based on the TEMPO Green Paper living document (http://tempo.si.edu/publications.html). Applications to air quality and health will be summarized. Other applications presented include: biomass burning and O3 production; aerosol products including synergy with GOES infrared measurements; lightning NOx; soil NOx and fertilizer application; crop and forest damage from O3; chlorophyll and primary productivity; foliage studies; halogens in coastal and lake regions; ship tracks and drilling platform plumes; water vapor studies including atmospheric rivers, hurricanes, and corn sweat; volcanic emissions; air pollution and economic evolution; high-resolution pollution versus traffic patterns; tidal effects on estuarine circulation and outflow plumes; air quality response to power blackouts and other exceptional events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII
EditorsSteven P. Neeck, Philippe Martimort, Toshiyoshi Kimura
ISBN (Electronic)9781510630055
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventSensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII 2019 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 2019 Sep 92019 Sep 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
TEMPO and all of the science it will accomplish are made possible by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Earth Sciences Division. We thank the European Space Agency for the use of GOME-1 spectra. OMI water vapor measurements are supported by NASA ACMAP Program, Grant NNX17AH47G, “Aura Science Team: Analysis and applications of satellite remote sensing measurements by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.”

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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