Journal article

A new Dobson Umkehr ozone profile retrieval method optimising information content and resolution

K Stone, MB Tully, SK Rhodes, R Schofield

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions | Copernicus GmbH


Abstract. The standard Dobson Umkehr methodology to retrieve coarse resolution ozone profiles used by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration uses designated solar zenith angles (SZA). However, some information may be lost if measurements lie outside the designated SZA range (between 60 and 90°), or do not conform to the fitting technique. Also, while Umkehr measurements can be taken using multiple wavelength pairs (A, C, and D), past retrieval methods have focused on a single pair (C). Here we present an Umkehr inversion method that uses measurements at all SZAs and all wavelength pairs. (Although, we caution direct comparison to other algorithms.) Information content for..

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