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Volume 10, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4979-4994, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4979-2017
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4979-4994, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4979-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 Dec 2017

Research article | 20 Dec 2017

Retrieving vertical ozone profiles from measurements of global spectral irradiance

Germar Bernhard et al.
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The vertical distribution of atmospheric ozone has historically been measured from the ground by analysing the wavelength dependence of zenith radiation. Our method retrieves the same information from global irradiance, which is defined as radiant flux received from the entire upper hemisphere, including the Sun. The new method makes existing long-term data sets of global irradiance available for studying ozone profiles. The accuracy of the new method is similar to that of the legacy method.
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