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Data and signal processing of rotating shadowband spectroradiometer (RSS) data
Author(s): Piotr W. Kiedron; Lee Harrison; Joseph J. Michalsky; James A. Schlemmer; Jerry L. Berndt
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Paper Abstract

The Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) is a tandem-prisms spectrograph that uses a CCD array to measure solar direct and diffuse irradiances. Two versions of the RSS were designed at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at the State University of New York at Albany to measure UV from 295-370 nm and VIS-NIR from 360-1050 nm. A number of prototypes have been deployed at two sites of DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program since 1996. The first commercial UV RSS built by Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc. was deployed in 2001 and the VIS-NIR RSS is slated for permanent installation at the ARM SGP site in 2002. The paper describes instrument characterization procedures, spectral and radiometric calibrations. Mathematical algorithms applied to the spectra to correct wavelength shifts, to reduce stray light effects, and to correct drifts in radiometric calibration are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2002
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4815, Atmospheric Radiation Measurements and Applications in Climate, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482304
Show Author Affiliations
Piotr W. Kiedron, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Lee Harrison, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Joseph J. Michalsky, Univ. at Albany (United States)
James A. Schlemmer, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Jerry L. Berndt, Univ. at Albany (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4815:
Atmospheric Radiation Measurements and Applications in Climate
Joseph A. Shaw, Editor(s)

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