New Shortwave Array Spectrometers for the ARM Climate Research Facility

Connor Flynn Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
James Barnard University of Nevada Reno
Patrick Disterhoft NOAA - Earth System Research Laboratory
Derek Hopkins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Peter Kiedron National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Albert Mendoza Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Joseph Michalsky Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
Danny Nelson Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Randy Norheim Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
John Schmelzer Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Category: Instruments

Working Group: Aerosol Life Cycle

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Shortwave array spectrometer instrument suite.

Shortwave Array Spectrometers (SAS) providing full spectral measurements of zenith radiance, direct solar irradiance, and hemispheric diffuse irradiance from 350 nm to 1700 nm are being designed under funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The SAS will be provided as a suite of two systems. Zenith radiance will be measured by the SAS-Ze while direct solar and diffuse hemispheric irradiance will be measured by the SAS-He (for "hemispheric"). We present the instrument design, measurement strategy, and lab results for these novel solar radiometers.

This poster will be displayed at ASR Science Team Meeting.