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Volume 9, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2015–2042, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2015-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2015–2042, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2015-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 04 May 2016

Research article | 04 May 2016

Design and characterization of specMACS, a multipurpose hyperspectral cloud and sky imager

Florian Ewald et al.

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The new spectrometer of the Munich Aerosol Cloud Scanner (specMACS) is a multipurpose hyperspectral cloud and sky imager which is designated, but not limited, to investigations of cloud-aerosol interactions in Earth's atmosphere. This paper describes the specMACS instrument's hardware and software design and characterizes the instrument performance. Initial measurements of cloud sides are presented which demonstrate the wide applicability of the instrument.
The new spectrometer of the Munich Aerosol Cloud Scanner (specMACS) is a multipurpose...
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