Articles | Volume 8, issue 8
Research article
05 Aug 2015
Research article |  | 05 Aug 2015

Retrieval of vertical profiles of atmospheric refraction angles by inversion of optical dilution measurements

D. Fussen, C. Tétard, E. Dekemper, D. Pieroux, N. Mateshvili, F. Vanhellemont, G. Franssens, and P. Demoulin

Related authors

Validation of ACE-FTS version 3.5 NOy species profiles using correlative satellite measurements
Patrick E. Sheese, Kaley A. Walker, Chris D. Boone, Chris A. McLinden, Peter F. Bernath, Adam E. Bourassa, John P. Burrows, Doug A. Degenstein, Bernd Funke, Didier Fussen, Gloria L. Manney, C. Thomas McElroy, Donal Murtagh, Cora E. Randall, Piera Raspollini, Alexei Rozanov, James M. Russell III, Makoto Suzuki, Masato Shiotani, Joachim Urban, Thomas von Clarmann, and Joseph M. Zawodny
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5781–5810,,, 2016
Short summary
AerGOM, an improved algorithm for stratospheric aerosol extinction retrieval from GOMOS observations – Part 1: Algorithm description
Filip Vanhellemont, Nina Mateshvili, Laurent Blanot, Charles Étienne Robert, Christine Bingen, Viktoria Sofieva, Francis Dalaudier, Cédric Tétard, Didier Fussen, Emmanuel Dekemper, Erkki Kyrölä, Marko Laine, Johanna Tamminen, and Claus Zehner
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4687–4700,,, 2016
Short summary
OClO slant column densities derived from GOMOS averaged transmittance measurements
C. Tétard, D. Fussen, F. Vanhellemont, C. Bingen, E. Dekemper, N. Mateshvili, D. Pieroux, C. Robert, E. Kyrölä, J. Tamminen, V. Sofieva, A. Hauchecorne, F. Dalaudier, J.-L. Bertaux, O. Fanton d'Andon, G. Barrot, L. Blanot, A. Dehn, and L. Saavedra de Miguel
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2953–2964,,, 2013
Nabro volcano aerosol in the stratosphere over Georgia, South Caucasus from ground-based spectrometry of twilight sky brightness
N. Mateshvili, D. Fussen, G. Mateshvili, I. Mateshvili, F. Vanhellemont, E. Kyrölä, S. Tukiainen, J. Kujanpää, C. Bingen, C. Robert, C. Tétard, and E. Dekemper
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2563–2576,,, 2013
Zernike polynomials applied to apparent solar disk flattening for pressure profile retrievals
E. Dekemper, F. Vanhellemont, N. Mateshvili, G. Franssens, D. Pieroux, C. Bingen, C. Robert, and D. Fussen
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 823–835,,, 2013

Related subject area

Subject: Others (Wind, Precipitation, Temperature, etc.) | Technique: Remote Sensing | Topic: Data Processing and Information Retrieval
Measuring rainfall using microwave links: the influence of temporal sampling
Luuk D. van der Valk, Miriam Coenders-Gerrits, Rolf W. Hut, Aart Overeem, Bas Walraven, and Remko Uijlenhoet
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 2811–2832,,, 2024
Short summary
Drone-based photogrammetry combined with deep learning to estimate hail size distributions and melting of hail on the ground
Martin Lainer, Killian P. Brennan, Alessandro Hering, Jérôme Kopp, Samuel Monhart, Daniel Wolfensberger, and Urs Germann
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 2539–2557,,, 2024
Short summary
The High lAtitude sNowfall Detection and Estimation aLgorithm for ATMS (HANDEL-ATMS): a new algorithm for snowfall retrieval at high latitudes
Andrea Camplani, Daniele Casella, Paolo Sanò, and Giulia Panegrossi
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 2195–2217,,, 2024
Short summary
Next-generation radiance unfiltering process for the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument
Lusheng Liang, Wenying Su, Sergio Sejas, Zachary Eitzen, and Norman G. Loeb
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 2147–2163,,, 2024
Short summary
Improved rain event detection in commercial microwave link time series via combination with MSG SEVIRI data
Maximilian Graf, Andreas Wagner, Julius Polz, Llorenç Lliso, José Alberto Lahuerta, Harald Kunstmann, and Christian Chwala
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 2165–2182,,, 2024
Short summary

Cited articles

Bertaux, J. L., Kyrölä, E., Fussen, D., Hauchecorne, A., Dalaudier, F., Sofieva, V., Tamminen, J., Vanhellemont, F., Fanton d'Andon, O., Barrot, G., Mangin, A., Blanot, L., Lebrun, J. C., Pérot, K., Fehr, T., Saavedra, L., Leppelmeier, G. W., and Fraisse, R.: Global ozone monitoring by occultation of stars: an overview of GOMOS measurements on ENVISAT, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 12091–12148,, 2010.
Bodhaine, B. A., Wood, N. B., Dutton, E. G., and Slusser, J. R.: On rayleigh optical depth calculations, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 16, 1854–1861, 1999.
Born, M. and Wolf, E.: Principles of Optics, 6th edn., Imprint, Oxford Pergamon Press, New York, USA, 1975.
Bracewell, R.: The Fourier Transform and its Apllications, McGraw-Hill, New York, USA, 1965.
Short summary
In this paper, we consider occultations of celestial bodies through the atmospheric limb from low Earth orbit satellites and we show how the usual change of tangent altitude associated with atmospheric refraction is inseparably connected to a variation of the observed apparent intensity, for extended and pointlike sources. We demonstrate, in the regime of weak refraction angles, that atmospheric optical dilution and image deformation are strictly concomitant.