EFFECT OF ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATORS WITH STRUCTURED VERTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS ON AIR MASS DETERMINATIONS AND LANGLEY PLOT ANALYSES.

L. W. Thomason, B. M. Herman, John A Reagan

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Abstract

The effect of vertical inhomogeneities of atmospheric attenuators upon determinations of air mass and upon Langley plot determinations of the extra-atmospheric solar irradiance is examined and found to be significant, especially when accuracies of 0. 1% are required, as in our current solar monitoring program. Ozone air mass values are found to differ greatly from those homogeneously mixed atmosphere for zenith angles greater than 60 degree .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1851-1854
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume40
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1983

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EFFECT OF ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATORS WITH STRUCTURED VERTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS ON AIR MASS DETERMINATIONS AND LANGLEY PLOT ANALYSES. / Thomason, L. W.; Herman, B. M.; Reagan, John A.

In: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 40, No. 7, 07.1983, p. 1851-1854.

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