NEUBrew Diagnostic and Raw Data Displays

Notice: These data displays should be used for diagnostic purposes only!

Brewer O3/NO2 Langley Regression Analysis Tool

The Langley Regression Application reads ozone direct-sun (O3DS), ozone zenith-sky (O3ZS), NO2 direct-sun (N2DS), and NO2 zenith-sky (N2ZS) raw measurements and plots MS9 (R6 ratio) values against air mass. The Langley Regression fits a straight line through the data points and extrapolates the line to zero air mass. The intercept at zero air mass is the Extra-Terrestrial Coefficient or ETC for O3. The ETC value can then be applied in the calculation of ozone.

This application allows the sequential removal of the farthest out-lying MS9 values from the regression-fit to analyze how the extrapolated value of ETC is affected. The tool is a Java Web Start Application that runs on the client's computer. Data for the application are retrieved from a service on this web site. The application runs in the Java "Sandbox" and will not pose any security threat to the user's PC.

Brewer Ozone Langley Regression Application

Brewer UV Spikes with reference to time

Brewer UV Level 201 Spike Detection and Correction, Time Dependent

Long-term (2-year) analysis of UV spikes with relation to time. Negative-going and positive-going spikes in the UV spectra are detected and corrected using the Level 201 processing algorithms. The percentage of spikes in UV spectra are calculated for each week of the year. Green bars show the total number of UV scans performed during a given week. Blue bars show the number of spikes detected and corrected during a given week. Red bars show the percentage (or ratio) of spikes to scans for a given week.

Brewer UV Spikes with reference to wavelength

Brewer UV Level 201 Spike Detection and Correction, Wavelength Dependent

UV Spikes referenced to wavelength counts the number of positive and negative spikes that were detected and corrected at each of 154 wavelengths (286.5 - 3630.0 nm) during a calendar month . Each plot represents spike data (positive or negative) from a single Brewer for a single calendar month. The most recent months are leftmost on the page, with previous months progressing from left to right. Each row contains 12 monthly plots covering the latest year of data. In the example plot shown, eight out of twelve months are shown (to conserve space). Two instruments are represented, the top two rows of plots are positive and negative spike corrections (respectively) for the first Brewer. The third and fourth rows of plots are positive and negative spike corrections (respectively) for the next Brewer. Mouse-Over an image to display its instrument name and spike direction.


Brewer Event Time Series

A graphical time series of event markers depicting the starting time of the various Brewer sub-routines that writes data and/or comments into the B-Files, UV-Files, U-Files, Y-Files, and CI-Files. Event codes are shown on the left-side column. The bottom row of markers represents the aggregate of all the events. Event counts are shown on the right-side column.

Brewer Event Timing Display Sample

Daily Average Ozone Time Series Comparison

This tool allows comparisons of different QC Levels of Daily Averaged Total Column Ozone measurements from Brewers and OMI instruments. Total-column ozone, average, and standard deviation can be plotted for one or more instruments with specified QC levels. Difference and ratio of two different instruments with two different QC levels can be plotted.

O3 Time Series Sample

Individual UV Scans

Time series plots of individual UV/UX scan data stored in the UVdddyyy.bbb files. Each individual plot represents one scan during the day. The number of scans completed during a given day is subject to the Brewer's schedule, station latitude, and time of year. The X-Axis can be set to display micrometer step count or time.

Discrete UV/UX Scans Sample

B-File Comments

A query tool that allows B-File comments to be searched for various criteria such as USER comments, error or fault phrases, or specific types of events (brewer routines). Results can be filtered by event type, Brewer instrument ID, and time.

B-File Comments Sample

Brewer Multi-Instrument Displays

Multi-Instrument Display shows data from all instruments on a single page. Click on a thumbnail image to view a larger image. Available Brewer data types are described below.

Brewer Data Summary Displays Sample

UV/UX Daily Scan Summary

Displays a summary view of all the UX scans for a single day. Each point of the red trace represents the sum of the photon-counts of wavelengths below 325 nm within a single UX scan. Each point of the blue trace represents the sum of all the photon-counts of wavelengths above 325 nm within a single UX scan. The green trace is the dark counts measured at each UX scan. The Y-Axis Scale can be viewed as Linear or Logarithmic scales.

UX Scan Summary Display Sample

Umkehr Scan Daily Summary

Umkehr measurements are performed by the Brewer during sunrise and sunset elevations between 90-70 solar zenith angle. Eight specific wave lengths are scanned; 306nm, 310nm, 313nm, 317nm, 319nm, 323nm, 326nm, and 329nm. Through further processing of these Umkehr data - vertical ozone profiles can be calculated. The left and right panels are sunrise and sunset, respectively. The top panels plot individual wavelengths. The center panel plots differences of sequential scans at 317nm and 319nm. The bottom panels display differences between 329-313nm, 326-310nm, and 323-306nm.

UM Daily Scan Summary Display Sample

Umkehr Ozone Vertical Profile

Ozone vertical profiles derived from Umkehr scans. AM/PM profiles are plotted, if they exist. The higher resolution data are interpolated from the Solution Profiles. Good AM/PM profile sub-title text is color coded GREEN. Bad AM/PM profile sub-title text is color coded RED. AM/PM profiles are considered "good" if their iterations (Iter) < 4 and Residuals (Res) <= 1.0. The latency of these data should be one day. The oldest data available dates to approximately August 2006.

Current versions of the Umkehr Ozone Vertical Profile data are generated using O3BUmkehr.exe, a program developed by Martin Stanek of chmi.cz in collaboration with Irina Petropavlovskikh of NOAA/CIRES. O3BUmehr.exe is Windows based software, the latest program is version 2.5 and is available for download from http://www.o3soft.eu/o3bumkehr.html. Version 2.5 provides R6 Correction for the re-calculation of Total Column Ozone. In version 2.5, we also apply our Ozone Level 300 Langley derived ETC (Extra-Terrestrial Constant) offset to the baseline ETC.

UM Daily Scan Summary Display Sample

Umkehr Derived Tropospheric Ozone Time Series

Daily Average Tropospheric Ozone is derived from the lowest altitude of the Umkehr Ozone Solution Profile. AM/PM data are plotted as separate traces. Data from only 'good' [iterations < 4 and Residuals <= 1.0] profiles are used as points in this time series. The oldest data available dates to approximately August 2006.

Tropospheric Ozone Time Series (3-year)

PS Scan Daily Time Series

Daily time series of PS scan data contained in the brewer Y-Files. The photon counts at 320, 340, 360, 480, 510 and 540 nm are plotted against one another. The Y-Axis Scale can be viewed as Linear or Logarithmic scales.

PS Daily Time Series

CI Reference Scan Plot

CI Reference Scan plots data contained in the brewer CI-Files against a baseline reference CI Scan. Each Brewer has its own Baseline Reference CI Scan derived from CI scans taken shortly after all the Brewers were calibrated for Ozone in August of 2006. The top panel shows the actual CI scan data (red) and CI reference scan data (blue). The bottom panel shows the ratios of CI_cps / CI_ref at each wavelength (286.5-363.0 nm).

CI Scan Time Series

CI Banded Wavelength Ratios Time Series

This plot first takes the CI Scan data and calculates the ratios from the instrument's Baseline Reference CI Scan. Ratios are calculated by CI_cps/CI_ref. The CI scan ratios are then divided into wavelength segments or 'bands'. Ratios within each wavelength band are averaged to produce a single number. The ranges of the wavelength bands are defined in the figure below.

Each of the 5 traces in the top panel represent the average photon counts for bands 1-5 (286.5nm - 325nm). Each of the 3 traces in middle panel represent the average photon counts for bands 6-8 (325.5nm - 363nm). The bottom panel plots the internal temperature of the Brewer instrument at the time of the CI Scans.

CI Scan Time Series

CI Ratio Multi-Day Overlay

This display plots the ratio of CI scan data compared to the instrument's Baseline Reference CI Scan. Ratios are calculated by CI_cps / CI_ref. Each trace on the plot represents one CI scan ratio for a single day. The intent of the plot is to evaluate how CI Scans are changing over time. The recommended time span for this plot is 7 to 30 days.

CI Scan Time Series

Dark Count Summary Time Series

Dark Counts of the photo-multiplier tube are measured by various routines including; Direct Sun, Zenith Sky, UV/UX, CI, PS, and Umkehr. This summary plots all the dark counts against one another to identify abnormal dark count levels.

Dark Count Time Series - 1 Day Duration Dark Count Time Series - 7 Day Duration

DS/ZS/SL Raw Scan Data

The Brewer takes Direct Sun (DS), Zenith Sky (ZS), and Standard Lamp (SL) measurements in either O3 or NO2 modes. For DS measurements 5 scans are performed. For ZS and SL routines, 7 scans are performed. Raw Photon Counts, Wave Length Ratios, Filter Wheel #2 Position and Dark Count measurements are plotted.

  DS ZS SL
O3 B-File O3DS Raw Scan Time Series B-File O3ZS Raw Scan Time Series B-File O3SL Raw Scan Time Series
N2 B-File N2DS Raw Scan Time Series B-File N2ZS Raw Scan Time Series B-File N2SL Raw Scan Time Series

DS/ZS/SL Raw Scan Summary

Scan Summaries are the average of five Direct Sun (DS), seven Zenith Sky (ZS), or seven Standard Lamp (SL) raw scans. O3 and SO2 values, Single and Double Ratios, internal Brewer temperature, and Neutral Density Filter Positions are plotted.

  DS ZS SL
O3 B-File O3DS Raw Scan Summary Time Series B-File O3ZS Raw Scan Summary Time Series B-File O3SL Raw Scan Summary Time Series
N2 B-File N2DS Raw Scan Summary Time Series B-File N2ZS Raw Scan Summary Time Series B-File N2SL Raw Scan Summary Time Series

HG Calibration Data

In order to maintain accurate UV and O3 reading through out the day, the Brewer must take several scans of its internal Mercury Lamp (HG) to compensate for temperature changes.

HG Calibration Scan Display Sample

Aggregate Temperatures

Many of the Brewers sub-routines measure temperatures inside the Brewer's enclosure. The aggregate temperature plot displays all these discrete temperature measurements as a unified time series. If the Brewer is equipped with an internal humidity sensor, these data are also plotted.

Aggregate Temperatures and Relative Humidity

Ozone QC Level 200 Diagnostic

This plot compares the differences between Level 100 ozone with Level 101 ozone and Level 200 ozone. Level 100 ozone are calculated using the Brewer's internal processing an algorithms. Level 101 Ozone uses external processing to recreate the Brewer's algorithms. Level 101 data can be slightly different from Level 100 data due to insufficient soundings, rounding errors, and the fact the the external processing does not having access to the exact air mass values used by the Brewer's internal processing.

QC Level 200 ozone data are corrected for calibration drift using a delta R6 ratio (MS9) technique. Using reference baseline R6 and B1 (ETC) values to modify current B1 values based on differences in R6current - R6ref. The equation used to modify B1 values is as follows:

     B1_current = B1_ref + (R6_current - R6_ref)

The values of the daily average R6 ratios, total number of ozone observations, and the number of good ozone observations are plotted in the lower panel.

R5-R6-SL Average Time Series

R5,R6,SL Daily Averages

This plot is a modified version of the SL Avg Plot (shown below), giving more resolution to the R5 and R6 values. The Standard Lamp (SL) intensity (photon counts) are plotted in the middle panel. The Brewer's internal Halogen lamp voltage and current values are plotted in the bottom panel.

R5-R6-SL Average Time Series

SL Daily Averages

The Standard Lamp (SL) Average plot displays data contained in the brewer SLOAVG.nnn and SLNAVG.nnn files. The values of R5, R6, and the photon counts of the Brewer's internal Halogen Lamp are plotted in the top panel. The Brewer's internal Halogen lamp voltage and current values are plotted in the bottom panel.

SL Average Time Series

RS Daily Averages

Run/Stop (RS) measurements are used to determine the timing-cycle of the Brewer's Slit-Mask Motor. The Run/Stop (RS) Average plot displays data contained in the brewer RSOAVG.nnn and RSNAVG.nnn files. Enable plot auto-scaling to view the peak values. Disable auto-scaling to view a constrained view identifying the expected max/min thresholds for the Run/Stop test.

RS Average Time Series

DT Daily Averages

Deadtime (DT) is a measurement of the amount of time it takes the Brewer's Photo Multiplier Tube (PMT) to recover after counting a photon. The Deadtime (DT) Average plot displays data contained in the brewer DTOAVG.nnn file.

DT Average Time Series

AP Average Data

AP Average data plot provides voltage, current, temperature and humidity measurements collected by the Brewer several times over the course of the day. These data are primarily used for diagnostic and monitoring purposes.

AP Average Time Series

AP Average (Voltage Only) Data

AP Average data focusing on internal Brewer power supply voltages. This display provides greater resolution of supply voltage levels. These data are primarily used for diagnostic and monitoring purposes.

AP Voltage Average Time Series

DUV Daily Averages

Daily averaged UV value weighted by Diffey Weighting Function.

A weighting function that indicates which UV wavelengths are most efficient at burning human skin. When the weighting is multiplied by spectral irradiance and the product is integrated over all wavelengths, the result is diffey-weighted irradiance, a single number indicating the rate at which fair skin will redden.

Diffey Weighted UV Daily Average Time Series