Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14555–14567, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14555–14567, 2018

Research article 11 Oct 2018

Research article | 11 Oct 2018

Assessment of Sun photometer Langley calibration at the high-elevation sites Mauna Loa and Izaña

Carlos Toledano et al.


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ED: Publish as is (06 Sep 2018) by Evangelos Gerasopoulos
Short summary
Most of the ground-based radiometric networks have their reference instruments and/or calibrate them at Mauna Loa or Izaña. The suitability of these high-mountain stations for absolute radiometric calibrations is investigated with the support of 20 years of first-class Sun photometer data from the AERONET and GAW-PFR networks. We analyze the number of calibration days at each site in a climatological sense and investigate the uncertainty of the calibrations based on long-term statistics.
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