Analysis of satellite data to deduce stratospheric constituents and UV spectroscopic properties of the atmosphere
- Mcpeters, Richard D.
- Jan 1, 1990.
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- The objective is to better understand the stratosphere, its constituents, and its ultraviolet optical properties, through detailed analysis of data from the SBUV instrument on Nimbus 7 and comparison with data from other instruments, including the NOAA 9 SBUV 2, SAGE, SME, and SMM. One conclusion to be drawn from the Ozone Trends Panel report is that there are unresolved differences in the ozone profiles measured by different instruments. While the purpose of the work is more to understand the details of the UV radiation field in the stratosphere than it is to assess the accuracy of the SBUV ozone measurement itself, improved understanding of specific problems in the UV will lead to more accurate ozone retrievals. Areas of study include the effect of aerosols on the backscattered albedo, the shape of the ozone profile near the stratopause, the effect of possible polar mesospheric clouds, and the measureability of nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19920005331., Accession ID: 92N14549., and NASA, Washington, NASA Upper Atmosphere Research Program: Research Summaries 1988-1989; p 292-293.
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