Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1799–1816, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1799-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1799–1816, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1799-2016

Research article 26 Apr 2016

Research article | 26 Apr 2016

Dead time effect on the Brewer measurements: correction and estimated uncertainties

Ilias Fountoulakis et al.

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The dead time (DT) is characteristic for each Brewer spectrophotometer and non-proper correction of the raw data for its effect may lead to important errors in UV, AOD and TOC measurements. Quantitative estimation of the DT-related uncertainties shown that a 2 ns error in the DT may lead to errors greater than 1 % in TOC. The operational algorithm for the DT calculation and correction is validated and the development of new methods for the estimation of DT is described.