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Tiny Remote-sensing Instrument for Thermospheric Oxygen and Nitrogen: A Concept Study
[Technical Report, Memorandum Report]
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The Tiny Remote-sensing Instrument for Thermospheric Oxygen and Nitrogen TRITON is an experiment concept under development at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory NRL for specification of primary components in the Earths lower thermosphere, O and N2, via inversion of Far Ultraviolet FUV dayglow observations. Space-based images of FUV dayglow have been used for several decades to determine quantitative information about the thermosphere, from George Carruthers moon-based FUV telescope 1 and the Dynamics Explorer 2 imager 2 to some of the most recent NASA missions like the Ionospheric Connections ICON Explorer 3 and the Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk GOLD Mission. 4
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