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Volume 8, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4265–4280, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4265-2015
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4265–4280, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4265-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 14 Oct 2015

Research article | 14 Oct 2015

A new method for the absolute radiance calibration for UV–vis measurements of scattered sunlight

T. Wagner et al.

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We present a new method for the absolute calibration of atmospheric radiance measurements. Existing methods are based on laboratory measurements, but our method uses the atmospheric radiance measurements themselves. For selected sky conditions these measurements are compared to radiative transfer simulations. The method is very accurate (better than 7%) and might be used for a variety of scientific applications, as well as for the determination of the energy yield of photovoltaic cells.
We present a new method for the absolute calibration of atmospheric radiance measurements....
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