Technical Assistance for a Far-Infrared Radiation Mobile Observation System (EE9 FORUM)


Funded by: European Space Agency  
Calls: ESA/EXPLORER/EE-9 rev. 1
Start date: 2018-05-04  End date: 2020-10-31
Total Budget: EUR 314.500,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 189.500,00
Scientific manager: Palchetti Luca   and for INO is: Palchetti Luca

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Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
Aarhus Universitet: Department of Physics and Astronomy AU Denmark
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – KIT/IMK-IFU
Istituto di Fisica Applicata “Nello Carrara”, IFAC-CNR, Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

other INO’s people involved:

Barucci Marco
Belotti Claudio
Bianchini Giovanni
D’Amato Francesco
Montori Alessio
Viciani Silvia

Abstract: The “FIRMOS – Technical Assistance for a Far-Infrared Radiation Mobile Observation System” project will support the ground-based testing of a far infrared prototype in preparation of the FORUM (Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring) ESA Earth Explorer candidate mission. In particular, the work is focusing on the preparation of s Fourier transform spectrometer and the execution of ground-based measurements in 2018-19 from a high-altitude site (Zugspitze observatory, Germany) to demonstrate the measurement capabilities for the FORUM space application.,

INO’s Experiments/Theoretical Study correlated:
Atmospheric Radition Explorer in the Far InfraRed

The Scientific Results:
1) Spectral measurements of the atmospheric downwelling far-infrared radiation at the Zugspitze observatory