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Inversion of stratospheric aerosol and gaseous constituents from spacecraft solar extinction data in the 0.38-1.0-micron wavelength regionThe paper discusses a possible data retrieval technique for the spaceborne Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE). The SAGE instrument has four radiometric channels located at selected intervals in the 0.38-1.0-micron wavelength range. A data reduction procedure is described for minimization of experimental errors on the basis of a detailed simulation of the measurement sequence. An efficient and accurate inversion method is then used for the retrieval of all the constituent vertical profiles. Also, the effects of horizontally inhomogeneous distributions of the constituent vertical profiles are studied based on available data of their global distributions. A simple horizontally inhomogeneous model of stratospheric aerosol and ozone is employed to estimate the perturbation on the retrieval accuracies.
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Chu, W. P.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Mccormick, M. P.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Applied Optics
Volume: 18
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