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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 96–102

Derivation of the Ambient Nitrogen Dioxide Mixing Ratio over a Traffic Road Site Based on Simultaneous Measurements Using a Ground-based UV Scanning Spectrograph

Han-Lim Lee, Young-Min Noh, Jae-Yong Ryu, Jung-Bae Hwang, and Yong-Gwan Won  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 96-102 (2011)

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Simultaneous measurements using a scanning spectrograph system and transmissometer were performed for the first time over an urban site in Gwangju, Korea, to derive the ambient NO2 volume mixing ratio. The differential slant column densities retrieved from the scanning spectrograph system were converted to volume mixing ratios using the light traveling distance along the scanning line of sight derived from the transmissometer light extinction coefficients. To assess the performance of this system, we compared the derived NO2 volume mixing ratios with those measured by an in situ chemiluminescence monitor under various atmospheric conditions. For a cloudless atmosphere, the linear correlation coefficient (R) between the two data sets (i.e., data derived from the scanning spectrograph and from the in situ monitor) was 0.81; the value for a cloudy atmosphere was 0.69. The two sets of NO2 volume mixing ratios were also compared for various wind speeds. We also consider the measurement errors, as estimated from an error propagation analysis.

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(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2011
Published: March 25, 2011

Han-Lim Lee, Young-Min Noh, Jae-Yong Ryu, Jung-Bae Hwang, and Yong-Gwan Won, "Derivation of the Ambient Nitrogen Dioxide Mixing Ratio over a Traffic Road Site Based on Simultaneous Measurements Using a Ground-based UV Scanning Spectrograph," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 15, 96-102 (2011)

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