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Satellite measurements of air density and ozone concentration profiles in the mesosphere using an ultraviolet limb-scan technique
Author(s): Xia Guo; Daren Lu; Yao Lu; Xiujun Zhang
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Paper Abstract

For joint retrieval of vertical distributions of both air density and ozone concentration in the mesosphere which are two of the most important atmospheric parameters in this region a retrieval scheme is suggested by using satellite limb scan observation at two UV wavelengths i. e. 265 nm and 296 nm. The retrieval scheme is the modification of the LSUV method by Aruga and Heath with two UV wavelengths and two atmospheric parameters. Feasibility study was made based on simulated limb scan radiances computed with a single scattering radiative transfer algorithm of spherical geometry developed by the present authors and the inversion technique. Results of the simulations show that it is feasible to retrieve air density and ozone concentration vertical distributions on a global basis from satellite UV limb scan over the altitude range of 50-100 km with 1-km intervals as well as the SME measurements of air density and ozone indicate the rationality of the present retrieval method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5832, Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies, (12 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619647
Show Author Affiliations
Xia Guo, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS (China)
Daren Lu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS (China)
Yao Lu, Institute of Electronics, CAS (China)
Xiujun Zhang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5832:
Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies
Daren Lu; Gennadii G. Matvienko, Editor(s)

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