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Volume 9, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1799–1816, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1799-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1799–1816, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1799-2016
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Research article 26 Apr 2016

Research article | 26 Apr 2016

Dead time effect on the Brewer measurements: correction and estimated uncertainties

Ilias Fountoulakis et al.

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The dead time (DT) is characteristic for each Brewer spectrophotometer and non-proper correction of the raw data for its effect may lead to important errors in UV, AOD and TOC measurements. Quantitative estimation of the DT-related uncertainties shown that a 2 ns error in the DT may lead to errors greater than 1 % in TOC. The operational algorithm for the DT calculation and correction is validated and the development of new methods for the estimation of DT is described.
The dead time (DT) is characteristic for each Brewer spectrophotometer and non-proper correction...
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