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Procedures to validate/correct calibration error in solar backscattered ultraviolet instrumentsThe Nimbus 7 SBUV measures the same latitude ozone at widely different sun angle conditions at the ascent and descent part of the orbit during the summer solstice. This situation is used in a particular procedure (Ascent/Descent) to obtain the relative channel-to-channel calibration error for channels 273 nm to 306 nm. These estimated errors are combined with results from the Pair Justification procedure to correct the sun-view diffuser drift in calibration from November 1978 to February 1987 for the shorter wavelength channels that measure upper stratospheric ozone. Some preliminary re-calirated Nimbus 7 SBUV data in 1989 is compared with the first set of SBUV measurements flown on the Space Shuttle.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Taylor, Steven L. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Mcpeters, R. D. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Bhartia, P. K. (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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