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Profile shape dependence in backscattered ultraviolet satellite retrievals of total ozoneTotal ozone operational algorithms use climatological mean ozone profiles. When the actual ozone profiles have significantly different shapes versus the climatology and the solar zenith angles are large, retrieved total ozone will have an error. Recalibrated SBUV profiles are used to estimate this error. Preliminary results suggest that, on the average, the change and variation in significant profiles shapes can to a large degree be estimated by the SBUV derived profiles. Preliminary results suggest the average error in the report algorithm ozone trend (trend in reported ozone) from profile shape is relatively small during the north hemisphere winter (less than 2 percent) for solar zenith angles less than 82 degrees (for 60 degrees North Latitude).
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Taylor, S. L. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Seftor, C. J. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Wellemeyer, C. G. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Klenk, K. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Mcpeters, R. D. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Ozone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere, Part 2
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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