Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 581–598, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-581-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 581–598, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-581-2017

Research article 23 Feb 2017

Research article | 23 Feb 2017

Parameterizing the instrumental spectral response function and its changes by a super-Gaussian and its derivatives

Steffen Beirle et al.

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We propose to parameterize the instrumental spectral response function (ISRF) as a "super-Gaussian", which can reproduce a variety of shapes, from point-hat to boxcar shape, by just adding one parameter to the "classical" Gaussian. In addition, the super-Gaussian allows for a straightforward parametrization of the effect of ISRF changes.