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Quality assurance of reference standards from nine European solar-ultraviolet monitoring laboratories

Project ID: EVK2-CT-1999-00028
Funded under: FP5-EESD

Abstract

A program for quality assurance of reference standards has been initiated among nine solar-UV monitoring laboratories. By means of a traveling lamp package that comprises several 1000-W ANSI code DXW-type quartz-halogen lamps, a 0.1- ? shunt, and a 6-1 /2 digit voltmeter, the irradiance scales used by the nine laboratories were compared with one another; a relative uncertainty of 1.2% was found. The comparison of 15 reference standards yielded differences of as much as 9%; the average difference was less than 3%.

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Authors: GRÖBNER J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);REMBGES D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);BAIS A F, Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR);BLUMTHALER M, Institut für Medical Physik, Innsbruck (AT);CABOT T, Interactions entre Rayonnement Solaire et Atmosphère, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (FR);JOSEFSSON W, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Norrköping (SE);KOSKELA T, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ozonz and Ultraviolet Research, Helsinki (FI);THORSETH T M, Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NO);WEBB A R, Department of Physics, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester (GB);WESTER U, Swedish Radiation Protection Institute, Stockholm (SE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Applied Optics, Vol.41, No. 21, (20 July 2002), pp.4278-4282
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers at: http://aolp.osa.org/abstract.cfm?id=69419
Record Number: 200316037 / Last updated on: 2003-03-13
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en