Method and instrument for retrieving total columnar water vapor from solar transmittance

Kurtis J. Thome, Mark W. Smith, James M. Palmer, John A Reagan

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Abstract

The design of a three-channel solar radiometer for obtaining total columnar water vapor using solar transmittance and differential absorption is presented. Water vapor transmittance is determined using a modified Langley approach and converted to columnar water vapor using a band model developed at the University of Arizona. Several cases are presented in which columnar water vapor amounts determined using the current instrument and method are compared to sounding balloon results. Tests using simulated data indicate that columnar water vapor may be retrieved with an uncertainty less than 10%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsAnton Kohnle, Walter B. Miller
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages526-532
Number of pages7
Volume1968
ISBN (Print)081941204X
StatePublished - 1993
EventAtmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 11 1993Apr 16 1993

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OtherAtmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period4/11/934/16/93

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Water vapor
water vapor
transmittance
balloon sounding
Balloons
Radiometers
radiometers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Thome, K. J., Smith, M. W., Palmer, J. M., & Reagan, J. A. (1993). Method and instrument for retrieving total columnar water vapor from solar transmittance. In A. Kohnle, & W. B. Miller (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1968, pp. 526-532). Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Method and instrument for retrieving total columnar water vapor from solar transmittance. / Thome, Kurtis J.; Smith, Mark W.; Palmer, James M.; Reagan, John A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller. Vol. 1968 Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1993. p. 526-532.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Thome, KJ, Smith, MW, Palmer, JM & Reagan, JA 1993, Method and instrument for retrieving total columnar water vapor from solar transmittance. in A Kohnle & WB Miller (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 1968, Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 526-532, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, Orlando, FL, USA, 4/11/93.
Thome KJ, Smith MW, Palmer JM, Reagan JA. Method and instrument for retrieving total columnar water vapor from solar transmittance. In Kohnle A, Miller WB, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1968. Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1993. p. 526-532
Thome, Kurtis J. ; Smith, Mark W. ; Palmer, James M. ; Reagan, John A. / Method and instrument for retrieving total columnar water vapor from solar transmittance. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Anton Kohnle ; Walter B. Miller. Vol. 1968 Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1993. pp. 526-532
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