Abstract

Band-averaged absorption coefficients for the wavelength channels of the backscatter ultraviolet (BUV) experiment are computed using the laboratory ozone absorption measurements of several experimenters. For the major ozone-determining channels on the BUV (3125 and 3175 Å) the various coefficients ranged from ±11 to ±4%, respectively, about the range midpoint. These percentage uncertainties in the band absorption coefficients lead to similar percentage uncertainties in the absolute value of derived total ozone because of the reciprocal relationship between the two. Derived total-ozone ratios of the BUV A:B pairs, the Dobson AD:CD double pairs, and the BUV B:Dobson AD are estimated for the different sets of coefficients based on the ratios experimentally observed in the BUV and Dobson data. The Inn and Tanaka measurements lead to the most consistent results. Band-averaged coefficients for the BUV-profiling wavelengths are also computed.

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R. D. Hudson, Can. J. Chem. 52, 1465 (1974).
[CrossRef]

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J. W. Simons, R. J. Paur, H. A. Webster, E. J. Bair, J. Chem. Phys. 59, 1203 (1973).
[CrossRef]

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C. D. Walshaw, G. M. B. Dobson, B. M. F. MacGarry, Q. J. R. Meterol. Soc. 97, 75 (1971).
[CrossRef]

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M. Griggs, J. Chem. Phys. 49, 857 (1968).
[CrossRef]

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W. B. DeMore, O. Raper, J. Phys. Chem. 68, 412 (1964).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1961

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[CrossRef]

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J. W. Simons, R. J. Paur, H. A. Webster, E. J. Bair, J. Chem. Phys. 59, 1203 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Basher, R. E.

R. E. Basher, Ph.D. dissertation, U. Canterbury (1975).

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J. J. DeLuisi, J. Geophys. Res. 80, 345 (1975).
[CrossRef]

DeMore, W. B.

W. B. DeMore, O. Raper, J. Phys. Chem. 68, 412 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Dobson, G. M. B.

C. D. Walshaw, G. M. B. Dobson, B. M. F. MacGarry, Q. J. R. Meterol. Soc. 97, 75 (1971).
[CrossRef]

G. M. B. Dobson, Q. J. R. Meterol. Soc. 89, 409 (1963).
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Griggs, M.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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E. C. Y. Inn, Y. Tanaka, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43, 870 (1953).
[CrossRef]

E. C. Y. Inn, Y. Tanaka, in Ozone Chemistry and Technology, ACS Applied Publications, Ed. (American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.1959, pp. 263–268.
[CrossRef]

Krueger, A. J.

D. F. Heath, A. J. Krueger, H. Park, in Nimbus 7 User’s Guide, C. R. Madrid, Ed. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., August1978), p. 175.

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MacGarry, B. M. F.

C. D. Walshaw, G. M. B. Dobson, B. M. F. MacGarry, Q. J. R. Meterol. Soc. 97, 75 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Mateer, C.

C. Mateer, Atmospheric Environment Service, Canada; private communication.

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D. F. Heath, A. J. Krueger, C. L. Mateer, in Nimbus 4 User’s Guide, R. R. Sabatini, Ed. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., March1970).

Park, H.

D. F. Heath, A. J. Krueger, H. Park, in Nimbus 7 User’s Guide, C. R. Madrid, Ed. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., August1978), p. 175.

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J. W. Simons, R. J. Paur, H. A. Webster, E. J. Bair, J. Chem. Phys. 59, 1203 (1973).
[CrossRef]

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Raper, O.

W. B. DeMore, O. Raper, J. Phys. Chem. 68, 412 (1964).
[CrossRef]

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J. W. Simons, R. J. Paur, H. A. Webster, E. J. Bair, J. Chem. Phys. 59, 1203 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, Y.

E. C. Y. Inn, Y. Tanaka, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43, 870 (1953).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Vigroux, E.

E. Vigroux, Ann. Phys. (Paris) 2, 209 (1967).

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Walshaw, C. D.

C. D. Walshaw, G. M. B. Dobson, B. M. F. MacGarry, Q. J. R. Meterol. Soc. 97, 75 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Webster, H. A.

J. W. Simons, R. J. Paur, H. A. Webster, E. J. Bair, J. Chem. Phys. 59, 1203 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Ann Intl. Geophys. Year

G. M. B. Dobson, Ann Intl. Geophys. Year 5, 46 (1957).

Ann. Phys. (Paris)

E. Vigroux, Ann. Phys. (Paris) 8, 709 (1953).

E. Vigroux, Ann. Phys. (Paris) 2, 209 (1967).

Can. J. Chem.

R. D. Hudson, Can. J. Chem. 52, 1465 (1974).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys.

M. Griggs, J. Chem. Phys. 49, 857 (1968).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Simons, R. J. Paur, H. A. Webster, E. J. Bair, J. Chem. Phys. 59, 1203 (1973).
[CrossRef]

J. Geophys. Res.

J. J. DeLuisi, J. Geophys. Res. 80, 345 (1975).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

J. Phys. Chem.

W. B. DeMore, O. Raper, J. Phys. Chem. 68, 412 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Proc. Phys. Soc. (London)

A. G. Hearn, Proc. Phys. Soc. (London) 78, 932 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Q. J. R. Meterol. Soc.

C. D. Walshaw, G. M. B. Dobson, B. M. F. MacGarry, Q. J. R. Meterol. Soc. 97, 75 (1971).
[CrossRef]

G. M. B. Dobson, Q. J. R. Meterol. Soc. 89, 409 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Other

Ozone Processing Team, Nimbus 4 BUV Validation Report. 1: Instrument Performance and Total Ozone (NASA, Washington, D.C., to be published early 1980).

C. Mateer, Atmospheric Environment Service, Canada; private communication.

E. C. Y. Inn, Y. Tanaka, in Ozone Chemistry and Technology, ACS Applied Publications, Ed. (American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.1959, pp. 263–268.
[CrossRef]

E. Vigroux, in Symposium sur l’ozone atmospherique, A. Vassy, Ed. (CNRS, Paris, 1968), pp. 85–88.

Handbook of Geophysics for Air Force Designers (Air Force Cambridge Research Center, Cambridge, Mass., 1957).

R. E. Basher, Ph.D. dissertation, U. Canterbury (1975).

D. F. Heath, A. J. Krueger, C. L. Mateer, in Nimbus 4 User’s Guide, R. R. Sabatini, Ed. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., March1970).

D. F. Heath, A. J. Krueger, H. Park, in Nimbus 7 User’s Guide, C. R. Madrid, Ed. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., August1978), p. 175.

D. F. Heath, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; private communication.

International Ozone Commission, International Association of Meterology and Atmospheric Physics, Report of Proceedings, Publ. IAMAP 14 (IOC, Toronto, 1968), p. 18.

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Figures (3)

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Temperature dependence at several wavelengths in the Hartley-Huggins bands based on VIG5 measurement.

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Absorption coefficients of VIG,5 IT,6 and supplementary measurements of VIG10 at 18°C in the vicinity of the 3125 Å band.

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Absorption coefficients of VIG,5 IT,6 and supplementary measurements of VIG10 at 18°C in the vicinity of the 3175 Å band.

Tables (5)

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Table I Temperature-Correction Factors In Total-Ozone Bands

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Table II BUV Average Ozone Absorption Coefficients

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Table III Dobson Average Absorption Coefficients

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Table IV Total-Ozone Ratios for BUV and Dobson Pairs using Various Sets of Absorption Coefficients

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Table V Average Absorption Coefficients for the Ozone Profile Bands

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β ¯ = 1 N S ( λ ) β ( λ ) d λ ,
F ¯ 0 = 1 N S ( λ ) F 0 ( λ ) d λ .
I BAND = 1 N I [ λ , α ( λ ) , β ( λ ) , F 0 ( λ ) , μ ] S ( λ ) d λ ,
α ¯ 0 = 1 N S ( λ ) α ( λ ) d λ .

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