• Vol 2, No 2 (2011)
  • Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering

Visible and Near-Infrared Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) for The Measurement of Nitrogen Dioxide, Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor

Kenji Kuriyama, Yasuto Kaba, Hayato Saitoh, Bannu , Naohiro Manago, Yohei Harayama, Kohei Osa, Masaya Yamamoto, Hiroaki Kuze


Publish at : 01 Jun 2011 - 00:00
IJtech : IJtech Vol 2, No 2 (2011)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v2i2.54

Cite this article as:
Kuriyama, K.., Kaba, Y.., Saitoh, H.., Bannu., Manago, N.., Harayama, Y.., Osa, K.., Yamamoto, M.., Kuze, H.., 2017. Visible and Near-Infrared Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) for The Measurement of Nitrogen Dioxide, Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor. International Journal of Technology. Volume 2(2), pp.94-101
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Kenji Kuriyama Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
Yasuto Kaba Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
Hayato Saitoh Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
Bannu Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
Naohiro Manago Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
Yohei Harayama Weathernews, Inc., Makuhari Tecnogarden, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-0023, Japan
Kohei Osa Weathernews, Inc., Makuhari Tecnogarden, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-0023, Japan
Masaya Yamamoto Weathernews, Inc., Makuhari Tecnogarden, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-0023, Japan
Hiroaki Kuze Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
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Abstract

The spectral intensity of direct and scattered solar radiation is of fundamental importance for various studies in civil engineering, agriculture, solar power generation, and radiation budget estimation. In this paper, we describe a ground-based, wide-spectral-range sensor that can be used for measuring spectral intensities both in the visible and near-infrared spectral regions. The measurements are conducted either with artificial light sources or direct/scattered solar radiation. The measured spectra yields information on the absorption features of atmospheric gases such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor, as well as aerosol optical properties in the atmosphere. Relatively weak absorption of nitrogen dioxide is measured with the technique of differential optical absorption spectroscopy (DOAS), whereas aerosol, carbon dioxide, and water vapor amounts are measured by matching the observed spectra with simulated ones. Both High Resolution Transmission (HITRAN) and Moderate Resolution Atmospheric Transmission (MODTRAN) database/codes are used to derive column amounts of absorbing molecular species and to characterize aerosol optical properties.

Air pollution, Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS), Direct solar radiation, Molecular absorption, skylight measurement

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