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Comparison of UV synthetic spectra with broadband and spectral irradiances
Author(s): James R. Slusser; Dennis Bigelow; Wei Gao; Gwendolyn R. Scott; Becky Olson
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Paper Abstract

Converting discreet narrowband filter radiometer irradiance measurements into continuous allows the construction of weighted doses such as an erythemal and plant action spectra. Synthetic spectra were retrieved from 7 UV narrowband channels using a fast 5 parameter fit. The synthetic spectra are compared with measurements from a collocated spectroradiometer and the erythemally weighted doses from the synthetic spectra are compared with daily erythemal doses from a collocated broadband radiometer. The agreement in spectral data ranges generally from 0.75 to 1.25 depending upon wavelength and solar zenith angle. Agreement between daily erythemal doses are generally between 0.70 and 0.90.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5156, Ultraviolet Ground- and Space-based Measurements, Models, and Effects III, (4 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511736
Show Author Affiliations
James R. Slusser, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Dennis Bigelow, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Wei Gao, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Gwendolyn R. Scott, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Becky Olson, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5156:
Ultraviolet Ground- and Space-based Measurements, Models, and Effects III
James R. Slusser; Jay R. Herman; Wei Gao, Editor(s)

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