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)