SPICAV

AcronymDefinition
SPICAVSpectroscopy for Investigation of Characteristics of the Atmosphere of Venus
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Its SPICAV instrument analyzed the starlight, looking for the characteristic fingerprints of gases in the atmosphere as they absorbed light at specific wavelengths.
We must study in great detail the potential consequences of such an artificial sulphur layer in the atmosphere of Earth," says Jean-Loup Bertaux, Universite de Versailles-Saint-Quentin, France, Principal Investigator of the SPICAV sensor on Venus Express.
The SPICAV and VIRTIS instruments carried by the spacecraft have been used to measure concentrations of water vapor in the Venusian atmosphere at altitudes ranging from the lowest 10 km up to 110 km, high above the cloud tops.