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Analysis of Stray Light in a Brewer Spectrophotometer

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Analysis of Stray Light in a Brewer Spectrophotometer

Brewers are not Perfect!

C. A. McLinden, D. I. Wardle,

C. T. McElroy, &V. Savastiouk

Environment Canada

- David Wardle – many slides
- Tom Grajnar and Mike Brohart – data
- Volodya Savastiouk – many calculations…
- Jim Kerr – much code
- Chris McLinden - models

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Brewer Workshop Beijing, China

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Global column ozone:

Develop confidence in prediction of the future (ozone);

models are tuned to reproduce currently measured amounts,

also to reproduce measured values during past 20 years.

Target accuracy 1.0% 2-sigma. (or maybe 2 or 3 DU)

Reasonable to have 20-50? instruments deployed over the world

using the measurements with those from space instruments.

Over the last 20 years we have almost achieved

1.0% RMS for daily average measurements

with our best 3 instruments in Toronto.

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- Given that we are to measure ozone from
- its UV spectrum, we need to know:
- accurately the wavelengths of the measurement; in fact
- if the wavelength uncertainty is less than 0.01nm it is ok.
- if >0.02nm, it is a problem.
- Thus we need δλ/λ ~ 1/30,000.
- (b)that the much stronger radiation at longer wavelengths
- is not interfering with the measurement.

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- The idea is to have monochromatic light at the exit slit
- Diffraction grating is used to separate different wavelengths and send them at different angles

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UV-vis

Diffraction grating: 1800 lines/mm

1st order: visible 570-650 nm

2nd order: UV 285-325 nm

Also: 1200 and 3600 lines/mm

turned by stepper motor

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Brewer gratings all have the same dispersion in the UV

determined by n/d = 3600 lines per mm * order

Usually as follows: ---- order in -----

Grating pitch Blazed for UV BLUE RED

Mark II S1800 620 nm 2

Mark V S1800 620 nm 2 1

Mark IV S1200 1000 nm 3 2

Mark III D3600 330 nm 1

Mark VI S3600 330 nm 1

measuring: ozone NO2 ozone at

low sun

Mark III is a double spectrometer (D); roughly the same transmission characteristics as the singles (S), except for “stray light”.

Another variation is that earlier Brewers have a much smaller Slit#0 .

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For a single wavelength input to a linear spectrometer we can write

Signal = intensity of input * f( , s)

where is the wavelength of the input radiation

& s is the wavelength setting.

f( , s) is a response function (count rate. W-1. m2)

note: the dispersion function is s = G( steps )

We often do a line scan in which we

use a constant input , and vary the setting s.

What is more relevant is changing the input given a constant setting.

We’ve looked principally at two types of line scan file,

c. 9000 from spectral lamps,

c. 200 from HeCd Lasers.

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For a spectrum of input radiation:

Signal(s) = P() * f( , s) * d

Where P() is the spectral irradiance (watts m-2 nm-1)

Most spectrometer users assume the above can be

simplified to:

Signal(s) = P()*R(s)*q( - s)*d

R may be called the responsivity and q the “slit function,”

and q() normalized to 1. i.e.: q() d == 1.0

…..Not entirely correct.

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Note the log scale!

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#014, #015

Are Toronto TRIAD

Instruments

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Note: #085 scan was done before the replacement of the ground quartz

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Secondary peak at 325 nm is from impurity of the 353 nm laser

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So yes the shape is the same, or is it?

Actually

the centre is ~10% narrower as the optics dictate

has ~10% less energy

wings are ~20% lower

have ~20% less energy

The reasoning is that the ratio of good to bad should be constant regardless of slit width,

assuming the aberration-and-diffraction- determined width is smaller than the geometrical (slit-size- determined) width,

which appears to be the case.

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- Need to do at least at two neutral density filter wheel positions to capture both the peak and the “stray light”
- It looks like we can use laser scans to find neutral density factors for the single instruments, but not for the doubles.
- Need to characterize the ND filters separately for the doubles

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- Important: there must be no changes in the optical configuration or laser position when doing multiple ND filters

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- We are learning a great deal about the Brewers with laser scans
- We need to help Tom and Mike with establishing rules on how to do laser scans in the field
- We also need to propagate this information to the rest of the Brewer community

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…in the presence of an ETC error

x = ( Fo - F ) / ( alpha * mu ) …with dFo the error in ETC…

x’ = ( Fo + dFo - F ) / ( alpha * mu ) = x - dFo / ( alpha * mu )

%x = x - [ x + dFo / ( alpha * mu ) ] / x * 100

= - dFo / ( alpha * mu ) / x * 100

let sx = mu * x slant column ozone

%x = %x( mu = 1 ) / mu

So at 2400 DU more we expect a 1%(mu = 0) to be 1% / 6 = 0.15% (mu=6)

This is NOT what was happening in Sodankyla!

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Courtesy A. Cede

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Composition and

Photodissociative

Flux Measurement

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Laserscans

Single-Brewer stray light rejection is 10-5-10-4 as measured by scanning 325 nm HeCd laserline

Instrument function core,

FWHM=0.55 nm

Stray light shoulder

Stray light wing

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6

F = Σ al log[ Il ]

l=3

X = ( Fo – F ) / ( Δαμ )

Stray light adds signal at each wavelength. largely from longer wavelengths (spectrum gradient)

Assume that the stray light is from the longest wavelength, and affects the shortest the most…

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Brewer ozone is based on slit positions l = 3 to l = 6

Sum over l = 4 to 6

β is stray light fraction

F = a3 log[ I3 + βI6 ] + Σ al log[ Il ]

F = a3 log[ I3 ( 1+ βI6/ I3 ) ] + Σ al log[ Il ]

F = Σ al log[ Il ] + a3 log[ 1+ βI6/ I3 ]

= F’ + a3 log[ 1+ βI6/ I3 ]

~ F’ + ζ I6/ I3 with ζ=a3β

Now X = ( Fo - F ) / ( Δα * μ )

l = 4 to l = 6

l = 3 to l = 6

Where F’ is the

true ozone ratio

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X = ( Fo - F ) / ( Δα * μ )

X = [ Fo – ( F’ + ζ I5 / I2) ] / (Δαμ )

= X’ - ζ I5 / I3 / ( Δαμ )

Now I3 = Io3 exp( - μα3 X’ )

X = X’ - ζ I5 * exp( μα3 X’ ) / Io2 / ( Δαμ )

For μα3 X’ small and I5 only lightly attenuated:

X ~ X’ - ζ Io5 * (μα3 X’ + (μα3 X’)2/2 ) / Io3 / (Δαμ )

X ~ X’ - ζ Io5/Io3 X’ - ζ Io5/Io3 μα3 X’2/2 since Δα ~ α3

X ~ X’ ( 1 - ζ Io5/Io3 - ζ Io5/Io3 μα3 X’/2 )

Let ξ = ζα3 / 2 and recognize that Io5 ~ Io3

X ~ X’ ( 1 - ζ - ξμ X’ )

X’ is the true ozone

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- Stray light is modelled by
- Calculating transmitted solar irradiances from 290-350 nm at 0.05 nm resolution, multiplying by measured responsitivity, and convolving with laser scan to get synthetic Brewer measurements for each slit
- Deriving ETC by performing Langley on synthetic data
- Applying Brewer algorithm to synthetic data and ETC
- Stray light errors are determined by
- Modeling Brewer column including stray light
- Modeling Brewer column including only instrument function core
- Calculating fractional difference, (xstray – xcore) / xcore

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- Modelled Fractional Stray Light Signal for Brewer #014
- Multiple latitudes and months (ozone profiles), SZAs considered
- (which is why there is some scatter)

Slit #

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- Comparing Modelled Signals with Observations from Brewer #007 (Fairbanks, May 5, 2001)
- compare log(Si)-log(S5), where Si is signal at slit i
- Small differences may remain due to assumed Rayleigh, solar flux, slit widths; slit 0 and 1 suggest slightly too much stray light in model

i=4

i=3

i=2

i=1

i=0

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Modelled Stray light Error in Ozone Columns

Error () here caused primarily

by stray light wing; thus

(009)>(014)

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Modelled Stray light Error in Ozone Columns

** Model predicts non-zero error even for small slant columns

Error () here caused primarily

by stray light shoulder; thus

(014)>(009)

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- Modelled Stray light Error
- Non-zero error at small x is at 1-1.5% level
- Jim Kerr (personal communication) estimated this to be about at ~1% error by analyzing Brewer measurements
- A small model-measurement inconsistency may remain

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Parameterizing Laserscans

Fitting a Lorentzian to the shoulder region and a constant to the wings seems reasonable (3 parameters)

#015

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Parameterizing Laserscans

Question: is a laserscan measured using slit 1 representative of stray light for slits 2-5?

Yes, although subtle

differences are evident when

examining Lorentzian

fitted parameters:

SlitAmplitudeWidth

(x10-3) (A)

15.0513.4

25.2612.9

35.8412.8

45.7312.6

Slit #

#015

Internal reflection

at Slit 5

Lorentzian Fits

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Correcting Brewer Measurements

Brewer equation with stray light can be written as

x = (F – F0 – F) /

where F is the stray light contribution to F (that is, subtracting F from F removes the stray light), and is a combination of the fraction of stray light at slits 2, 3, 4, and 5

F (calculated in the model) for a particular Brewer can be expressed as a combination of the signals (S) at each slit

F = i ai log(Si) where I = 1 to 5

F0 was calculated with stray light removed during the Langley analysis

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Correcting Brewer Measurements

After applying parameterization of F to model columns, remaining stray light error is <2 DU for SCD up to 4000 DU.

#015

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