Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4303–4312, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4303–4312, 2021

Data description paper 03 Sep 2021

Data description paper | 03 Sep 2021

Observations of the downwelling far-infrared atmospheric emission at the Zugspitze observatory

Luca Palchetti et al.

Data sets

FIRMOS - Technical Assistance for a Far-Infrared Radiation Mobile Observation System (EE9 Forum) Luca Palchetti, Marco Barucci, Claudio Belotti, Giovanni Bianchini, Bertrand Cluzet, Francesco D'Amato, Samuele Del Bianco, Gianluca Di Natale, Marco Gai, Dina Khordakova, Alessio Montori, Hilke Oetjen, Markus Rettinger, Christian Rolf, Dirk Schuettemeyer, Ralf Sussmann, Silvia Viciani, Hannes Vogelmann, Frank Gunther Wienhold

Short summary
The FIRMOS far-infrared (IR) prototype, developed for the preparation of the ESA FORUM mission, was deployed for the first time at Mt. Zugspitze at 3000 m altitude to measure the far-IR spectrum of atmospheric emissions. The measurements, including co-located radiometers, lidars, radio soundings, weather, and surface properties, provide a unique dataset to study radiative properties of water vapour, cirrus clouds, and snow emissivity over the IR emissions, including the under-explored far-IR.