Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Validation of ozone profiles retrieved from SAGE III limb scatter measurements
Author(s): Didier F. Rault; Ghassan Taha
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Ozone profiles retrieved from SAGE III limb scatter measurements are compared with correlative measurements made by two occultation instruments (SAGE II, SAGE III), a limb scatter instrument (OSIRIS) and a series of ozonesondes, in order to ascertain the accuracy and precision of the SAGE III instrument in limb scatter mode. The measurement accuracy is found to be 5-10% from the tropopause to about 45km whereas precision is found to be less than 10% from 20 to 38km. The main source of error is height registration uncertainty, which is found to be Gaussian with a standard deviation of about 400m.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5979, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X, 59790N (1 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.626618
Show Author Affiliations
Didier F. Rault, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Ghassan Taha, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5979:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X
Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo T. Comerón; James R. Slusser; Richard H. Picard; Michel R. Carleer; Nicolaos Sifakis, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top