Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 85, Issue 6, pp 1085–1093 | Cite as

Technique for Inverting Transmission Spectra to Measure Freon Concentration

  • A. V. PolyakovEmail author
  • Ya. A. Virolainen
  • M. V. Makarova

We propose an approach to selecting the optimal parameters for solving the inverse problem for determining the total freon content (TC) from ground-based spectrometric measurements of solar radiation. The approach was developed for measurements at the St. Petersburg NDACC station using a Bruker FS125HR Fourier-transform interferometer and implemented as applied to measurements of the total content of the hydrochlorofluorocarbon R-22 (HCF2Cl). Based on the optimal set of parameters obtained, we retrieved the total R-22 content above the St. Petersburg station in the period 2009–2018 and obtained estimates of the measurement uncertainties: average systematic uncertainty 4.8%, random uncertainty 3.7% over the entire observational period. A preliminary estimate of the trend is 2.64 ± 0.22% per year.


freon freon content in the atmosphere ground-based method for measuring transparency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Polyakov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ya. A. Virolainen
    • 1
  • M. V. Makarova
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State University, 7-9 Universitetskaya NaberezhnayaSt. PetersburgRussia

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