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The Antarctica net control of quality for the surveillance and Ultraviolet Radiation characterization (CRACRUV)
Entry ID: CNDA-ESP_SERF_MAR_REN2000-0245-C02-02
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Abstract: In English:

The works were carried out in the Marambio, Ushuaia and Belgrano stations with
the radiometers NILU-UV and they consisted in:

-It has been carried out an exhaustive control of quality of the radiometer
NILU-UV net to assure the use of radiation UV measures obtained by this net to
approach studies of tendencies in the next years.

-It improved the system of calibration of the radiometers NILU-UV, which
conform the RACRUV net, introducing a calibration system with external lamps
that it supplements and improve the current system of lamps implanted

-An external system of quality system has also been settled down in the RACRUV
net by means of the introduction of a NILU-UV radiometer of traveller reference
that it carries out calibrations in situ in those stations of annual character.

-They have been improved the algorithms that allow to obtain the ozone and
optic thickness of clouds by means of ghastly measures with the NILU-UV

-Bigger knowledge have been obtained on the determination of the coefficients
of NILU-UV calibration using different reference spectrometers and calculating
this coefficients in different locations with very different atmospheric

-They have improved the algorithms for the determination of ozone and optic
thickness of clouds with the NILU-UV radiometers using models of radiative
transfer and teledetection tools that allow to standardize advisably the
aerosols and clouds.

-The ozone data obtained with the NILU-UV radiometers have been compared with
those obtained with EVA spectrometers, TOMS and different spectrophotometers
installed in each one of the stations.

-They have been determined and analyzed the evolution go the spectral
ultraviolet radiation during the polar vortex episodes.

-A principle of validation of the extraction algorithms has settled down of
microphysics parameters of clouds.

En Espaņol:

Los trabajos se realizaron en las estaciones de Marambio, Ushuaia y elgrano con
los radiometros NILU-UV y consistieron en:

-Se ha realizado un exhaustivo control de calidad de la red de radiometro
NILU-UV para asegurar la utilizacion de las medidas de radiacion UV obtenidos
por esta red para abordar estudios de tendencias en los proximos aņos.

-Se mejoro el sistema de calibracion de los radiometros NILU-UV que conforman
la red RACRUV introduciendo un sistema de calibracion con lamparas externas que
complemente y mejore el actual sistema de lamparas implantado anteriormente.

-Ademas se ha establecido un sistema externo de control de calidad en la red
mediante la introduccion de un radiometro NILU-UV de referencia viajero que
realice calibraciones in situ en las estaciones de caracter anual.

-Se han mejorado los algoritmos que permiten obtener el ozono y espesor optico
de nubes mediante medidas espectrales con los radiometros NILU-UV.

-Se han obtenido mayores conocimientos sobre la determinacion de los
coeficientes de calibracion de los NILU-UV utilizando diferentes espectrometros
de referencia y calculando dichos coeficientes en diferentes emplazamientos con
condiciones atmosfericas muy diferentes.

-Se han mejorado los algoritmos para la determinacion de ozono y espesor optico
de nubes con los radiometros NIL-UV utilizando modelos de transferencia
radiativa y herramientas de teledeteccion que permiten parametrizar
convenientemente los aerosoles y las nubes.

-Se han comparado los datos de ozono obtenidos con los radiometros NILU-UV con
los obtenidos con los espectrometros EVA, por el TOMS y por los diferentes
espectrofotometros instalados en cada una de las estaciones.

-Se han determinado y analizado la evolucion de la radiacion ultravioleta
espectral durante los episodios de vortice polar.

-Se ha establecido un principio de validacion de los algoritmos de extraccion
de parametros microfisicos de nubes.

Service Citation
Title: The Antarctica net control of quality for the surveillance and Ultraviolet Radiation characterization (CRACRUV)
Provider: Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Spain
ISO Topic Category
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Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Spain

Service Provider Personnel
Phone: +34922373878
Email: ecuevas at
Contact Address:
Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia
Centro Meteorologico Territorial en Canarias Occidental
C/ San Sebastian, 77
Province or State: ISLAS CANARIAS
Postal Code: 38005
Country: SPAIN
Phone: +34915201220
Fax: +34915201317
Email: yelam at
Contact Address:
Area de Investigacion en Instrumentacion Atmosferica
Dpto. Observacion de la Tierra, Teledeteccion y Atmosfera
Carretera de Ajalvir
Province or State: MADRID
Postal Code: 28850
Country: SPAIN

Phone: +34913495889
Fax: +34913495929
Email: o.bermudez at
Contact Address:
Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos
Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana
C/ Rios Rosas 23
City: Madrid
Postal Code: E-28003
Country: SPAIN
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2006-05-22
SERF Last Revision Date: 2006-06-08
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