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Trace gas and aerosol sounding of the atmosphere in Sun occultation experiment with SAGE III device
Author(s): Alexandr V. Polyakov; Yuriy M. Timofeyev; Vladimir S. Kostsov; Dmitry V. Ionov; Helen M. Steele; Michael J. Newchurch
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Paper Abstract

An algorithm for the combined retrieval of ozone, NO2, spectral aerosol extinction profiles and different microphysical properties of stratospheric aerosol is described. Principal features of the algorithm are the use of simulated statistical aerosol models as a priori information and optimal parameterization of spectral dependence of aerosol extinction coefficients (by expanding in natural orthogonal basis). The statistical microphysical models of stratospheric aerosols are used for retrieving the aerosol size distribution function. Results of numerical experiments for the study of error budget of this algorithm are given. Data of slant path transmittance spectral measurements by SAGE III (Meteor-3M) have been processed and analyzed. Results of retrieving the different atmospheric parameters are compared with independent measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5235, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII, (16 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.512272
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Alexandr V. Polyakov, St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russia)
Yuriy M. Timofeyev, St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russia)
Vladimir S. Kostsov, St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russia)
Dmitry V. Ionov, St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russia)
Helen M. Steele, California State Univ., Northridge (United States)
Michael J. Newchurch, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5235:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII
Klaus P. Schaefer; Adolfo Comeron; Michel R. Carleer; Richard H. Picard, Editor(s)

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