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Alexandrov et al. 2002

Alexandrov, M.D., A.A. Lacis, B.E. Carlson, and B. Cairns, 2002: Remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols and trace gases by means of multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer. Part I: Retrieval algorithms. J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 524-543, doi:10.1175/1520-0469(2002)059<0524:RSOAAA>2.0.CO;2.

A retrieval algorithm for processing multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer (MFRSR) data from clear and partially cloudy days is described and validated. This method, while complementary to the Langley approach, uses consistency between the direct normal and diffuse horizontal measurements combined with a regression technique to simultaneously retrieve daily time series of column mean aerosol particle size, aerosol optical depth, NO2, and ozone amounts along with the instrument's calibration constants. Comparison with the traditional Langley calibration method demonstrates two advantages of the approach described here: greater calibration stability and a decreased sensitivity of retrievals to calibration errors.

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@article{al09000a,
  author={Alexandrov, M. D. and Lacis, A. A. and Carlson, B. E. and Cairns, B.},
  title={Remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols and trace gases by means of multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer. Part I: Retrieval algorithms},
  year={2002},
  journal={J. Atmos. Sci.},
  volume={59},
  pages={524--543},
  doi={10.1175/1520-0469(2002)059%3C0524%3ARSOAAA%3E2.0.CO;2},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - al09000a
AU  - Alexandrov, M. D.
AU  - Lacis, A. A.
AU  - Carlson, B. E.
AU  - Cairns, B.
PY  - 2002
TI  - Remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols and trace gases by means of multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer. Part I: Retrieval algorithms
JA  - J. Atmos. Sci.
VL  - 59
SP  - 524
EP  - 543
DO  - 10.1175/1520-0469(2002)059%3C0524%3ARSOAAA%3E2.0.CO;2
ER  -

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