Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Research article
20 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2017

Retrieving vertical ozone profiles from measurements of global spectral irradiance

Germar Bernhard, Irina Petropavlovskikh, and Bernhard Mayer

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The vertical distribution of atmospheric ozone has historically been measured from the ground by analysing the wavelength dependence of zenith radiation. Our method retrieves the same information from global irradiance, which is defined as radiant flux received from the entire upper hemisphere, including the Sun. The new method makes existing long-term data sets of global irradiance available for studying ozone profiles. The accuracy of the new method is similar to that of the legacy method.