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Overview of the Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) and Sensitivity to Chlorine Monoxide, ClO
Makoto SuzukiChihiro MitsudaKenichi KikuchiToshiyuki NishiboriSatoshi OchiaiHiroyuki OzekiTakuki SanoSatoko MizobuchiChikako TakahashiNaohiro ManagoKoji ImaiYoko NaitoHiroo HayashiEriko NishimotoMasato Shiotani
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Volume 132 (2012) Issue 8 Pages 609-615

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The Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) has made observations in the Earth's atmosphere from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) since October of 2009 to April of 2010, with the aid of 4-K mechanical cooler and super-conductive mixer for the submillimeter limb-emission sounding. The outline of SMILES instrument and its operation on board, as well as sensitivity of SMILES to the chlorine monoxide, ClO, are described. Theoretical ClO detection capability of SMILES at upper stratosphere (25-45 km) is verified by using observed data, and limitations of ClO detection below 25 km and above 45 km are discussed.

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