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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2002
  • pp: 70–82

Optimal spectral inversion of atmospheric radiometric measurements in the near-UV to near-IR range: A case study

Didier Fussen, Filip Vanhellemont, and Christine Bingen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 70-82 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.10.000070


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Abstract

We present a general analysis of the error budget in the spectral inversion of atmospheric radiometric measurements. By focussing on the case of an occultation experiment, we simplify the problem through a reduced number of absorbers in a linearized formalism. However, our analysis is quite general and applies to many other situations. For a spectrometer having an infinite spectral resolution, we discuss the origin of systematic and random errors. In particular, the difficult case of aerosols is investigated and several inversion techniques are compared. We underline the importance of carefully simulating the spectral inversion as a function of the target constituent to be retrieved, and the required accuracy level.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1100) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosol detection
(010.1280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric composition

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 2001
Published: January 14, 2002

Citation
Didier Fussen, Filip Vanhellemont, and Christine Bingen, "Optimal spectral inversion of atmospheric radiometric measurements in the near-UV to near-IR range: A case study," Opt. Express 10, 70-82 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-1-70


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