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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6605–6615, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6605-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6605–6615, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6605-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 Dec 2018

Research article | 14 Dec 2018

Metrology of solar spectral irradiance at the top of the atmosphere in the near infrared measured at Mauna Loa Observatory: the PYR-ILIOS campaign

Nuno Pereira et al.
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The knowledge of the solar spectrum at the top of Earth's atmosphere is of great importance for climatic studies. Satellite instruments allow direct measurements; however, their calibration presents issues. It is possible to determine this spectrum precisely from Earth-based measurements as well, using the Langley plot technique and accurate calibration techniques. We present an infrared spectrum using these techniques for measurements made at the reference Mauna Loa Observatory.
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