Corrections to the Nimbus 7 solar backscatter ultraviolet data in the “nonsync” period (February 1987 to June 1990)
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
This paper is not subject to U.S. copyright. Published in 1995 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012)
Volume 100, Issue D8, pages 16873–16877, 20 August 1995
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1995), Corrections to the Nimbus 7 solar backscatter ultraviolet data in the “nonsync” period (February 1987 to June 1990), J. Geophys. Res., 100(D8), 16873–16877, doi:10.1029/95JD01530., and (
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 APR 1995
- Manuscript Received: 12 DEC 1994
The solar backscatter ultraviolet (SBUV) radiance data in the period February 1987 to June 1990 were affected by chopper synchronization errors. The synchronization errors have been characterized and a method was developed for correcting the individual radiance measurements. The profile and total ozone values retrieved using the corrected radiance data have much less variance than the uncorrected data. The total and profile ozone values were compared with external ozone measurements, and no apparent bias was introduced by the correction method.