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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3323–3337, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3323-2018
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Special issue: Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016 – Status and trends...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3323–3337, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3323-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Jun 2018

Research article | 11 Jun 2018

Sensitivity study of the instrumental temperature corrections on Brewer total ozone column measurements

Alberto Berjón et al.
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The Brewer spectrophotometer has been used for decades as reference instrument to retrieve total ozone column (TOC) and for validation of satellite based measurements. This spectrophotometer has a thermal sensitivity already known, which is usually characterized using two different retrieval procedures. In this work, we report on a comparative study of the temperature coefficients retrieval procedures, obtaining differences less that 0.08 % in TOC when using any of the procedures.
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