Accession Number : ADA180268
Title : Validation of the OPAQUE Data from the US/FRG Meppen Site.
Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 1, Dec 85-Apr 86,
Corporate Author : OPTIMETRICS INC BURLINGTON MA
Personal Author(s) : Gallery,William O ; Farmer,David A ; Longtin,David R
PDF Url : ADA180268
Report Date : 13 May 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 71
Abstract : Under the OPAQUE Program, visible and infrared transmittance and supporting meteorological data were taken around the clock at seven sites in Europe over a period of several years. This report describes the validation of the data taken at the US/FRG site near Meppen from Sept. 1978 to March 1980. Validation consists of two parts: editing and recalibration. First the data is edited to remove invalid data and to assign reliability values. Secondly, the IR transmittances are recalibrated based upon calculated transmittances during periods of high visibility. Several unexplained anomalies in the data were discovered and are discussed. Keywords: Atmospheric transmittance.
Descriptors : *TRANSMITTANCE, *ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATION, WEST GERMANY, VISIBILITY, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, ATMOSPHERES, INFRARED RADIATION, OPACITY, RELIABILITY, VALIDATION
Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE