|Purpose:||This project entitled « CALASET: Canadian Atmospheric Laser Absorption Spectrometer Experiment Test-bed » the Canadian Atmospheric Laser Absorption Spectroscopy Experiment Test-bed (CALASET), is a project that will train future Earth and space scientists. These students and trainees will design, build and test an innovative instrument for studying how trace gas concentrations in the atmosphere change with height. The students plan to launch their instrument on a stratospheric balloon from Timmins, Ontario.
CALASET will contribute to the development of Canadian space science and technology by developing a new capacity for validation of satellite limb observations and by implementing a platform to test innovative atmospheric measurement technologies. It also contributes by developing a test platform where the team can take innovative atmospheric measurement technologies generated at ALLSAS and transfer this technology for use in future satellite and space science missions.