The atmospheric mission of the Swedish Odin satellite was planned at MISU since the start of the project in the early 1990s. Odin was launched on February 20, 2001, and has since then provided a wealth of middle atmospheric and astronomical data. Involvement in other middle atmosphere satellites concerns the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment on the Canadian SCISAT-1 the Michelson Interferometer for Passive Soundings on ENVISAT, the Microwave Limb Sounder on Aura and the phase-A study for the proposed Swedish satellite STEAM.

As for tropospheric studies, MISU contributes to ESA's ADM-Aeolus satellite with the development of new methods for wind data assimilation. Another study concerns the retrieval of tropospheric aerosols.


group photo AP