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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1984
  • pp: 990–997

Inversion of polarization measurements at BUV wavelengths to recover ozone and aerosol profiles

John Mergenthaler  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 990-997 (1984)

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A method is proposed to recover stratospheric ozone and aerosol concentration profiles from satellite-borne polarimeter measurements of the ultraviolet light reflected from the earth’s atmosphere. A mathematical inversion is performed on simulated spectral polarization measurements demonstrating the recovery of ozone mixing ratio and aerosol scattering ratio profiles when large aerosol concentrations are present in the stratosphere.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 1, 1983
Published: April 1, 1984

John Mergenthaler, "Inversion of polarization measurements at BUV wavelengths to recover ozone and aerosol profiles," Appl. Opt. 23, 990-997 (1984)

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