Ultraviolet Solar Spectral Irradiance Variation on Solar Cycle Timescales Journal Article uri icon



  • AbstractUltraviolet (UV) Solar spectral Irradiance (SSI) has been measured from orbit on a regular basis since the beginning of the space age. These observations span four Solar Cycles, and they are crucial for our understanding of the Sun-Earth connection and space weather. SSI at these wavelengths are the main drivers for the upper atmosphere including the production and destruction of ozone in the stratosphere. The instruments that measure UV SSI not only require good preflight calibration, but also need a robust method to maintain that calibration on orbit. We will give an overview of the catalog of current and former UV SSI measurements along with the calibration philosophy of each instrument and an estimation of the uncertainties in the published irradiances.

publication date

  • February 1, 2018

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • January 3, 2021 9:37 AM

Full Author List

  • Snow M; Eparvier FG; Harder J; Jones AR; McClintock WE; Richard E; Woods TN

author count

  • 7

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1743-9213

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1743-9221

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 203

end page

  • 208


  • 13


  • S340