Atmospheric monitoring with an infrared radiometer
1 Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 8DX, UK
2 Department of Physics, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
Published online: 26 March 2015
The molecular atmosphere has a number of windows where it is effectively transparent to electromagnetic radiation, one of these being in the infrared 8–14 micron region. The presence of clouds and aerosols, which are more effective emitters of infrared radiation, in the atmosphere show up as an increase in the effective brightness temperature compared to the clear sky. This talk will cover the results from operating a scanning radiometer at the H.E.S.S. site in Namibia in determining atmospheric conditions.
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