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Title: Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory (46.4° N, 119.6° W) Multispectral Optical Depth Measurements: 1979-1994 (NDP-053)

Abstract

Surface measurements of solar irradiance of the atmosphere were made by a multipurpose computer-controlled scanning photometer at the Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory in eastern Washington. The observatory is located at 46.4° N, 119.6° W at an elevation of 1088 m above mean sea level. The photometer measures the attenuation of direct solar radiation for different wavelengths using 12 filters. Five of these filters (i.e., at 428 nm, 486 nm, 535 nm, 785 nm, and 1010 nm, with respective half-power widths of 2, 2, 3, 18, and 28 nm) are suitable for monitoring variations in the total optical depth of the atmosphere.

Authors:
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  1. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (USA)
  2. Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, Albany, NY (USA)
  3. Utah Bureau of Air Quality, Salt Lake City, Utah (USA)
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
NDP-053
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1394548
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp053

Citation Formats

Larson, Nels R., Michalsky, Joseph J., and LeBaron, Brock A. Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory (46.4° N, 119.6° W) Multispectral Optical Depth Measurements: 1979-1994 (NDP-053). United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp053.
Larson, Nels R., Michalsky, Joseph J., & LeBaron, Brock A. Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory (46.4° N, 119.6° W) Multispectral Optical Depth Measurements: 1979-1994 (NDP-053). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp053
Larson, Nels R., Michalsky, Joseph J., and LeBaron, Brock A. 2012. "Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory (46.4° N, 119.6° W) Multispectral Optical Depth Measurements: 1979-1994 (NDP-053)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp053. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394548. Pub date:Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2012
@article{osti_1394548,
title = {Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory (46.4° N, 119.6° W) Multispectral Optical Depth Measurements: 1979-1994 (NDP-053)},
author = {Larson, Nels R. and Michalsky, Joseph J. and LeBaron, Brock A.},
abstractNote = {Surface measurements of solar irradiance of the atmosphere were made by a multipurpose computer-controlled scanning photometer at the Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory in eastern Washington. The observatory is located at 46.4° N, 119.6° W at an elevation of 1088 m above mean sea level. The photometer measures the attenuation of direct solar radiation for different wavelengths using 12 filters. Five of these filters (i.e., at 428 nm, 486 nm, 535 nm, 785 nm, and 1010 nm, with respective half-power widths of 2, 2, 3, 18, and 28 nm) are suitable for monitoring variations in the total optical depth of the atmosphere.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp053},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {1}
}

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