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14 October 2004 The USDA high-resolution UV radiation network: maintenance, calibration, and data tools
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The USDA UV radiation network currently consists of four high resolution spectroradiometers located at Table Mountain, Colorado (deployed 11/1998); the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement testbed site at Southern Great Plains, Oklahoma (deployed 10/1999); Beltsville, Maryland (deployed 11/1999); and Fort Collins, Colorado (deployed 10/2002). These spectroradiometers contain Jobin Yvon’s one meter asymmetric Czerny-Turner double additive spectrometer. The instruments measure total horizontal radiation in the 290nm to 360nm range, once every 30 minutes, with a nominal full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 0.1nm. We describe data quality control techniques as well as the data processing required to convert the raw data into calibrated irradiances. The radiometric calibration strategies using NIST FEL lamps, portable field calibrators, and vicarious calibrations using UVMFRSR data are discussed and a statistical summary of network performance is presented. All results are presented in the context of data processing and analysis tools including software and database systems.
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Mark C. Beauharnois, Peter Kiedron, and Lee Harrison "The USDA high-resolution UV radiation network: maintenance, calibration, and data tools", Proc. SPIE 5545, Ultraviolet Ground- and Space-based Measurements, Models, and Effects IV, (14 October 2004);

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