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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-709-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-709-2017
Research article
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03 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 03 Mar 2017

Algorithms and uncertainties for the determination of multispectral irradiance components and aerosol optical depth from a shipborne rotating shadowband radiometer

Jonas Witthuhn, Hartwig Deneke, Andreas Macke, and Germar Bernhard

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To improve and extend observational capabilities of a shipborne facility, developed within the OCEANET project for long-term investigation of the transfer of energy and material between ocean and atmosphere, a shadowband radiometer was acquired. With this instrument, automated observations of spectral irradiance components and aerosol optical properties are possible on ships. The results show that the radiometer works fine for its purposes and can compete with state of the art sun photometers.