Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 239–258, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 239–258, 2020

Research article 20 Jan 2020

Research article | 20 Jan 2020

The polarized Sun and sky radiometer SSARA: design, calibration, and application for ground-based aerosol remote sensing

Hans Grob et al.


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Short summary
Polarimetry has been established as an enhancement to classical photometry in aerosol remote sensing over the past years. We propose a fast and exact radiometric and polarimetric calibration method for polarized photometers. Additionally, a technique for correcting an alt-azimuthal mount is introduced. These methods are applied to measurements obtained with our SSARA instrument during the A-LIFE field campaign. For 2 d, the data are subjected to an inversion of aerosol optical properties.