Articles | Volume 10, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3375–3383, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3375-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3375–3383, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3375-2017
Research article
15 Sep 2017
Research article | 15 Sep 2017

The high-resolution extraterrestrial solar spectrum (QASUMEFTS) determined from ground-based solar irradiance measurements

Julian Gröbner et al.

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We have produced a benchmark high-resolution solar extraterrestrial spectrum from ground-based measurements of direct solar irradiance in the wavelength range 300 to 500 nm. This spectrum can be used for model calculations and for validating solar spectra measured in space. The metrological traceability of this solar spectrum to the International System of Units (SI) is assured by an unbroken chain of calibrations traceable to the primary spectral irradiance standard of PTB.