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Study of different operational modes of the IAP 2-port-DOAS instrument for atmospheric trace gases investigation during CINDI-2 campaign basing on residual noise analysis
Author(s): A. Borovski; O. Postylyakov; A. Elokhov; I. Bruchkovski
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Paper Abstract

An instrument for measuring atmospheric trace gases by DOAS method using scattered solar radiation was developed in A.M.Obukhov IAP RAS. The instrument layout is based on the lab Shamrock 303i spectrograph supplemented by 2-port radiation input system employing optical fiber. Optical ports may be used with a telescope with fixed field of view or with a scanning MAX-DOAS unit. MAX-DOAS unit port will be used for investigation of gas contents and profiles in the low troposphere.

In September 2016 the IAP instrument participated in the CINDI-2 campaign, held in the Netherlands. CINDI 2 (2nd Cabauw Intercomparison of Nitrogen Dioxide Measuring Instruments) involves about 40 instruments quasi-synchronously performing DOAS measurements of NO2 and other trace gases.

During the campaign the instrument ports had telescopes A and B with similar field of view of about 0.3°. Telescope A was always directed to the zenith. Telescope B was directed at 5° elevation angle. Two gratings were installed in the spectrometer. They provide different spectral resolution (FWHM ~0.4 and 0.8 nm respectively) and spectral window width (~70 and ~140 nm respectively). During CINDI-2 campaign we performed test measurements in UV and visible wavelength ranges to investigate instrument stability and retrieval errors of NO2 and HCHO contents.

We perform the preliminary error analysis of retrieval of the NO2 and HCHO differential slant column densities using spectra measured in four modes of the instrument basing on residual noise analysis in this paper. It was found that rotation of grating turret does not significantly affected on quality of NO2 DSCD retrieval from spectra which measured in visible spectral region. Influence of grating turret rotation is much more significant for gas DSCD retrieval from spectra which measured in UV spectral region. Standard deviation of retrieval error points to presence of some systematic error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10466, 23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 104662Z (30 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2285798
Show Author Affiliations
A. Borovski, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation)
O. Postylyakov, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation)
A. Elokhov, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation)
I. Bruchkovski, Belarusian State Univ. (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10466:
23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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