A New Database Program for Spectral Surface UV Measurements

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  • 1 Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • | 2 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia
  • | 3 Moscow State University, Meteorological Observatory, Moscow, Russia
  • | 4 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia
  • | 5 Central Aerological Observatory, Dolgoprudny, Russia
  • | 6 Moscow Institute of physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia
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Abstract

A program package for the management and analysis of spectral ultraviolet radiation (UV) data on an IBM-compatible PC is described. The present version can accommodate data from UV spectroradiometers operating in Russia, the U.S. National Science Foundation Polar Programs UV Spectroradiometer Network, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Ozone and UV Data Center, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The package manages compact databases of measured UV spectra and supporting meteorological information and has tools for visualization, statistical analysis, calculation of biologically effective doses, and a simple built-in radiative transfer model. In this paper, the program structure and the user interface are discussed. Examples of the program's operation using spectral data from three spectroradiometers (SUVS-M, Central Aerological Observatory, Russia; Meteorological Observatory of Moscow State University, Russia; NSF Network, United States) illustrate the program's capabilities. Comparisons of the experimental spectral data with the results of the built-in radiative transfer model simulations are illustrated.

Abstract

A program package for the management and analysis of spectral ultraviolet radiation (UV) data on an IBM-compatible PC is described. The present version can accommodate data from UV spectroradiometers operating in Russia, the U.S. National Science Foundation Polar Programs UV Spectroradiometer Network, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Ozone and UV Data Center, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The package manages compact databases of measured UV spectra and supporting meteorological information and has tools for visualization, statistical analysis, calculation of biologically effective doses, and a simple built-in radiative transfer model. In this paper, the program structure and the user interface are discussed. Examples of the program's operation using spectral data from three spectroradiometers (SUVS-M, Central Aerological Observatory, Russia; Meteorological Observatory of Moscow State University, Russia; NSF Network, United States) illustrate the program's capabilities. Comparisons of the experimental spectral data with the results of the built-in radiative transfer model simulations are illustrated.

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