Comments to the Article by Thuillier et al. “The Infrared Solar Spectrum Measured by the SOLSPEC Spectrometer Onboard the International Space Station” on the Interpretation of Ground-based Measurements at the Izaña Site

Abstract

Thuillier et al. (Solar Phys. 290, 1581, 2015) article compares ATLAS-3 reference composite solar spectral irradiance (SSI) with more recent spatial measurements, as well as ground-based ones, including IRSPERAD. With respect to the IRSPERAD spectrum of Bolsée et al. (Solar Phys. 289, 2433, 2014), Thuillier et al. (2015) presents an analysis based on a set of meteorological parameters retrieved at the moment of the respective ground-based campaign. This comment is intended to give a new insight to the said analysis which is based upon revised values of the meteorological parameters incorrectly used in Thuillier et al. (2015).

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The authors acknowledge the support from the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) through the ESA-PRODEX program (contract n4000110593 for 2014 – 2015) and the funding of the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE).

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This article is a commentary to doi:10.1007/s11207-015-0704-1.

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Bolsée, D., Pereira, N., Cuevas, E. et al. Comments to the Article by Thuillier et al. “The Infrared Solar Spectrum Measured by the SOLSPEC Spectrometer Onboard the International Space Station” on the Interpretation of Ground-based Measurements at the Izaña Site. Sol Phys 291, 2473–2477 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-016-0914-1

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Keywords

  • Ground-based measurements
  • Near infrared solar spectrum