Articles | Volume 10, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4209–4234, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4209-2017

Special issue: The ACRIDICON-CHUVA campaign to study deep convective clouds...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4209–4234, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4209-2017

Research article 08 Nov 2017

Research article | 08 Nov 2017

The novel HALO mini-DOAS instrument: inferring trace gas concentrations from airborne UV/visible limb spectroscopy under all skies using the scaling method

Tilman Hüneke et al.

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This paper describes a novel instrument for the aircraft-borne remote sensing of trace gases and liquid and solid water. Until recently, such measurements could only be evaluated under clear-sky conditions. We present a characterization and error assessment of the novel "scaling method", which allows for the retrieval of absolute trace gas concentrations under all sky conditions, significantly expanding the applicability of such measurements to study atmospheric photochemistry.