OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1974
  • pp: 1196–1201

Absolute Calibration of Auroral Photometers and Ground-Based Measurements in the 3200–7500-Å Spectral Region

Kjell Henriksen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1196-1201 (1974)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (750 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A convenient laboratory calibration method is outlined. Uncertainties introduced by instrumental and atmospheric effects are discussed. The conclusion is that laboratory calibration is to be preferred. The variable atmospheric extinction can introduce great errors in ground-based measurements, and therefore necessitates separate monitoring. The over-all uncertainty of ground-based measurements can be below 20%.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 12, 1973
Published: May 1, 1974

Kjell Henriksen, "Absolute Calibration of Auroral Photometers and Ground-Based Measurements in the 3200–7500-Å Spectral Region," Appl. Opt. 13, 1196-1201 (1974)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. B. S. Dandekar, D. J. Davis, Appl. Opt. 12, 825 (1973). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. W. Sawchuk, C. D. Anger, Planet. Space Sci. 20, 1935 (1972). [CrossRef]
  3. H. Schmid, Electronic Analog/Digital Conversions (Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1970), Chap. 2.
  4. B. S. Dandekar, D. J. Davis, Appl. Opt. 12, 1406 (1973). [CrossRef]
  5. R. C. Weast, Ed. Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 52nd edition (Chemical Rubber Co., Cleveland, 19xx) p. E-207.
  6. J. Morgan, Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1953), Chap. 59.
  7. J. Strong, Concepts of Classical Optics (Freeman, San Francisco, 1958), Chap. 3.
  8. J. W. Chamberlain, Physics of the Aurora and Airglow (Academic Press, New York, 1961).
  9. S. B. Mende, R. H. Eather, Planet. Space Sci. 19, 49 (1971). [CrossRef]
  10. J. H. Blifford, Appl. Opt. 5, 105 (1966). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. R. H. Eather, D. L. Reasoner, Appl. Opt. 8, 227 (1969). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. Eppley Laboratory, Newport, Rhode Island, Bulletin 6 (1966).
  13. P. Mange, in Physics and Chemistry of the Upper Atmospheres, Ed. B. M. McCormac. (D. Reidel Publishing Company, Boston, 1973) p. 248. [CrossRef]
  14. F. E. Roach, Ann. Int. Geophys. Year, 4, 115 (1957).
  15. P. V. Kulkarni, Ann. Geophys. 25, 747 (1969).
  16. Infrared Industries, Inc, Waltham, Mass. 02154, private communication (1972).
  17. C. W. Allen, Astrophysical Quantities (Athlone Press, London, 1955), p. 122.
  18. R. A. McClatchey, R. W. Fenn, J. E. A. Selby, F. E. Volz, J. S. Garing, Report, 3rd edition, no 411 (Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Mass., 1972).
  19. P. Maltby, Sol. Phys. 18, 3 (1971). [CrossRef]
  20. P. Maltby, L. Staveland, Sol. Phys. 18, 443 (1971). [CrossRef]
  21. J. R. Sternberg, M. F. Ingham, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 159, 1 (1972).
  22. M. F. Ingham, Rep. Prog. Phys. 34, 875 (1971). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited