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Effect of partially-clouded scenes on the determination of ozoneDifferences in wavelength pair ozone values determined from Backscattered Ultraviolet (BUV) instrument measurements are directly correlated with scene reflectivity which, in turn, is a function of scene cloudiness. At low solar zenith angles (overhead sun), maximum discrepancies between pair values of 2 to 3 percent. These discrepancies are believed to be due to algorithmic behavior and imply a mean error in the final derived ozone of approximately 5 percent for cases of 50 percent reflectivity. Results using a new algorithm show a significant decrease in pair discrepancy and, therefore, in the error of the final derived ozone.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Seftor, C. J. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Taylor, S. L. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Wellemeyer, C. G. (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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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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