Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
Research article
21 Apr 2015
Research article |  | 21 Apr 2015

Analysis of actinic flux profiles measured from an ozonesonde balloon

P. Wang, M. Allaart, W. H. Knap, and P. Stammes

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A green light sensor has been developed at KNMI to measure actinic flux profiles together with an ozonesonde. The impact of clouds on the actinic flux is clearly detected. Good agreement is found between the DAK-simulated actinic flux profiles and the observations for single-layer clouds in fully overcast scenes. The instrument is suitable for operational balloon measurements because of its simplicity and low cost.
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