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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1961-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1961-2020
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21 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 21 Feb 2020

Accurate 3-D radiative transfer simulation of spectral solar irradiance during the total solar eclipse of 21 August 2017

Paul Ockenfuß, Claudia Emde, Bernhard Mayer, and Germar Bernhard

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We model solar radiation as it would be measured on the Earth's surface in the core shadow of a total solar eclipse. Subsequently, we compare our results to observations during the total eclipse 2017 for ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared wavelengths. Moreover, we analyze the effect of the surface reflectance, the ozone profile, aerosol and the topography and give a visualization of the prevailing photons paths in the atmosphere during the eclipse.
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