Analysis of SO2 signals in SBUV/TOMS data
- Mcpeters, Richard
- Dec 1, 1987.
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- Absorption bands between 300 nm and 315 nm were observed in spectral scans of the atmospheric albedo made by the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SBUV) spectrometer following the eruption of El Chichon. It is shown that those bands coincide with peaks in the absorption coefficient spectrum of SO sub 2. The magnitude of the absorption is used to the column content of present SO sub 2. These observations confirm that the differential absorption between 312.5 nm and 317.5 nm in Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) data can be used to measure SO sub 2 with high spatial resolution. A maximum concentration of SO sub 2 of 15 matm-cm was observed by SBUV on April 15, 1982. The measurement based on direct measurement of band intensity can be used to calibrate the TOMS algorithm for deriving SO sub 2 amounts.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19880004412.
Accession ID: 88N13794.
Scientific and Operational Requirements for TOMS Data; p 57-59.
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