Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 54, Issue 9, pp 1244–1248 | Cite as

Determination of the Total Ozone Content in Cloudy Conditions based on Data from the IKFS-2 Spectrometer onboard the Meteor-M no. 2 Satellite

  • A. S. Garkusha
  • A. V. PolyakovEmail author
  • Yu. M. Timofeev
  • Ya. A. Virolainen
  • A. V. Kukharsky


A new technique has been developed to obtain the total ozone content (TOC) under cloudy conditions from the spectra of outgoing thermal IR radiation measured by a satellite IRFS‑2 spectrometer. Analysis of the technique errors has shown that the differences between the obtained TOC and independent satellite (OMI) and ground-based (Dobson, Brewer, and M-124 instruments) measurements are usually 3–5%. The highest differences (up to 10%) are observed in the southern polar latitudes in the presence of an ozone hole over Antarctica. IRFS‑2 allowed the study of ozone miniholes over Russia in the first quarter of 2016. The measurements show an almost twofold decrease in TOC on certain days.


ozonosphere remote sensing in cloudy conditions total ozone Meteor-M no. 2 IKFS-2 device validation 



The work was carried out at St. Petersburg State University under the financial support of the Russian Science Foundation (grant no. 14-17-00096).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Garkusha
    • 1
  • A. V. Polyakov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu. M. Timofeev
    • 1
  • Ya. A. Virolainen
    • 1
  • A. V. Kukharsky
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Planeta State Research Center of Space HydrometeorologyMoscowRussia

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