Total ozone from zenith radiance measurements - An empirical model approach

Typ: Rapport
Serie: Meteorologi 130
Författare: Weine Josefsson, Mikaell Ottosson Löfvenius


At Vindeln monitoring of the total ozone has been done using the Dobson spectrophotometer #30 since 1991. The fundamental observation is done by observing the direct solar radiance. However, when clouds cover the sun an observation of the zenith radiance is collected. This type of measurement is called a zenith observation and by using an empirical relation one can deduce the total ozone. Up to now an old empirical relation based on data from Boulder USA has been applied. In this report we present the development and testing of a site specific empirical relation.