Abstract

Measurements of solar irradiance at the ground have been analyzed to obtain information on absorption from water vapor in the visible and near infrared. Great care has been taken in evaluating the aerosol optical thickness to obtain results compatible with theory. An automatic procedure is presented that eliminates the recordings in which modifications of the aerosol optical properties not monitored would seriously influence the determination of those of water vapor. Particular care is paid to assessing the error limits of the derived spectral attenuation parameters.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Water Vapor Absorption of Visible and Near Infrared Radiation

Ralph G. Eldridge
Appl. Opt. 6(4) 709-713 (1967)

Multiwavelength sun-photometers for accurate measurements of atmospheric extinction in the visible and near-IR spectral range

Claudio Tomasi, Franco Prodi, Monica Sentimenti, and Giulio Cesari
Appl. Opt. 22(4) 622-630 (1983)

Determination of the atmospheric-water-vapor content in the 940-nm absorption band by use of moderate spectral-resolution measurements of direct solar irradiance

Victoria E. Cachorro, Pilar Utrillas, Ricardo Vergaz, Plinio Durán, Angel M. de Frutos, and Jose A. Martinez-Lozano
Appl. Opt. 37(21) 4678-4689 (1998)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (25)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription