KIT | KIT-Bibliothek | Impressum
Open Access Logo
§
Volltext
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000052076

Pointing errors in solar absorption spectrometry : correction scheme and its validation

Reichert, A.; Hausmann, P.; Sussmann, R.

Abstract:
A method for quantification of sun-pointing inaccuracies in solar absorption spectrometry is presented along with a correction scheme for the resulting errors in trace gas vertical column or profile retrievals. A posteriori correction of pointing errors requires knowledge of both coordinates of the mispointing vector on the solar disk. In principle, quantitative information on the mispointing can be retrieved from Doppler shifts of solar lines derived from measured spectra. However, this yields only one component of the mispointing vector, namely the one which is perpendicular to the solar rotation axis. Missing information on the second vector component has hindered a posteriori correction of mispointing errors so far. Our idea of how to overcome this problem is to obtain estimates of both coordinates of the mispointing by combining subsequent measurements with differing orientations of the solar rotation axis relative to the zenith direction. The proposed concept is suitable in the case of systematic mispointing, i.e., if the mispointing is approximately constant within a given set of measurements. An implementation of this origin ... mehr


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1867-1381, 1867-8548
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-520767
KITopen ID: 1000052076
HGF-Programm 12.03.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Atmospheric measurement techniques
Band 8
Heft 9
Seiten 3715-3728
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
KIT – Die Forschungsuniversität in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft KITopen Landing Page