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Long-term evaluation of the calibration of YES UVB-1 broadband radiometers of the Central UV Calibration Facility (1994-2005) and the suite of UV radiometers in the USDA UV Monitoring Network
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Central UV Calibration Facility (CUCF) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the Earth Systems Laboratory calibrates Yankee Environmental System (YES) UVB-1 broadband radiometers for the USDA UV Monitoring Program. The CUCF has three reference YES UVB-1 broadband radiometers that operate in the field at the CUCF's Table Mountain Test Facility (TMTF). These three reference broadband radiometers are run simultaneously against a reference U111 Spectroradiometer developed by Atmospheric Science Research Center (ASRC) at SUNY. The temporal stability will be shown of the erythema calibration factors of the CUCF reference YES UVB-1 radiometers under clear skies from 1994 until 2005. The USDA UV Monitoring Program has 51 UV broadband radiometers that are characterized and calibrated approximately once every 1-2 years by the CUCF starting in 1997. The average annual changes in the calibration are given for the 51 USDA YES UVB broadband radiometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6362, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI, 63620X (11 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.690059
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K. Lantz, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
P. Disterhoft, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
C. Wilson, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
G. Janson, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
B. Durham, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
J. Slusser, Colorado State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6362:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI
James R. Slusser; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comerón, Editor(s)

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