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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5167–5180, 2018
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5167–5180, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Sep 2018

Research article | 11 Sep 2018

Performance of the FMI cosine error correction method for the Brewer spectral UV measurements

Kaisa Lakkala et al.
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The performance of the cosine error correction method for correcting spectral UV measurements of the Brewer spectroradiometer was studied. The correction depends on the sky radiation distribution, which can change during one spectral scan. The results showed that the correction varied between 4 and 14 %, and that the relative differences between the reference and the Brewer diminished by 10 %. The method is applicable to other instruments as long as the required input parameters are available.
The performance of the cosine error correction method for correcting spectral UV measurements of...