A new procedure is presented for determining in situ the solar calibration constant, i.e., the Sun-sky radiometer counts for a direct normal solar flux extrapolated to the top of the atmosphere. The method makes use of a modified version of the Langley plot based on the use of an inversion code of column-integrated aerosol size distribution, and it is ordinarily applied to calibrate Prede Sun-sky radiometers. To analyze how such an in situ method can work accurately, the technique has been applied to a five-month dataset obtained from measurements taken in Rome, Italy, by a Prede Sun-sky radiometer from 22 April to 5 November 2001. The precision of the in situ method has been estimated to within 1-2.5%, depending on the wavelength. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America.

Campanelli, M., Nakajima, T., Olivieri, E. (2004). Determination of the solar calibration constant for a sun-sky radiometer: proposal of an in-situ procedure, 43(3), 651-659 [10.1364/AO.43.000651].

Determination of the solar calibration constant for a sun-sky radiometer: proposal of an in-situ procedure

OLIVIERI, ENZO
2004-01-01

Abstract

A new procedure is presented for determining in situ the solar calibration constant, i.e., the Sun-sky radiometer counts for a direct normal solar flux extrapolated to the top of the atmosphere. The method makes use of a modified version of the Langley plot based on the use of an inversion code of column-integrated aerosol size distribution, and it is ordinarily applied to calibrate Prede Sun-sky radiometers. To analyze how such an in situ method can work accurately, the technique has been applied to a five-month dataset obtained from measurements taken in Rome, Italy, by a Prede Sun-sky radiometer from 22 April to 5 November 2001. The precision of the in situ method has been estimated to within 1-2.5%, depending on the wavelength. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America.
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Settore MAT/07 - Fisica Matematica
English
Aerosols; Calibration; Optical properties; Particle size analysis; Solar equipment; Thickness measurement; Aerosol size distribution; Solar calibration constant; Sun sky radiometer; Radiometers
Campanelli, M., Nakajima, T., Olivieri, E. (2004). Determination of the solar calibration constant for a sun-sky radiometer: proposal of an in-situ procedure, 43(3), 651-659 [10.1364/AO.43.000651].
Campanelli, M; Nakajima, T; Olivieri, E
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