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by David R. Brooks


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The book first presents some science background about the sun and Earth’s atmosphere and then describes the kinds of measurements that can be made with inexpensive equipment to study how solar radiation interacts with the atmosphere on its way to Earth’s surface.

The book first presents some science background about the sun and Earth’s atmosphere and then describes the kinds of measurements that can be made with inexpensive equipment to study how solar radiation interacts with the atmosphere on its way to Earth’s surface. Such measurements are critical to understanding the forces that will modify Earth’s climate during the 21st century.

Bringing the Sun Down to Earth is intended for teachers, students, and anyone who wants to understand their environment. The book describes in detail how to design, build, calibrate, and use inexpensive instruments for measuring solar radiation, ranging from total radiation from the entire sky to narrow spectral bands of radiation travelling along a path directly from the sun.

About this book The book describes in detail how to design, build, calibrate, and use inexpensive instruments for measuring solar radiation, ranging from total radiation from the entire sk. .

Bringing the Sun Down to Earth is intended for teachers, students, and anyone who wants to understand their environment.

These instruments have evolved into a set of tools and procedures for monitoring the transmission of sunlight through the atmosphere, and they can be used to learn a great deal about the composition of the atmosphere.

These instruments have evolved into a set of tools and procedures for monitoring the transmission of sunlight through the atmosphere, and they can be used to learn a great deal about the composition of the atmosphere and the dynamics of the system. If measurements with these instruments are made properly, they have significant scientific value, as well.

e-ISBN: 978-1-4020-8694-6. In 1998, my colleague, Forrest Mims, and I began a project to develop inexpensive handheld atmosphere monitoring instruments for the GLOBE Program, an international environmental science and education program that began its operations on Earth Day, 1995. GLOBE’s goal was to involve students, teachers, and scientists around the world in authentic partner-ships in which scientists would develop instrumentation and experimental protocols suitable for student use.

In 1998, my colleague, Forrest Mims, and I began a project to develop inexpensive handheld atmosphere monitoring instruments for the GLOBE Program.

In 1998, my colleague, Forrest Mims, and I began a project to develop inexpensive handheld atmosphere monitoring instruments for the GLOBE Program, an international environmental science and education program that began its operations on Earth Day, 1995.

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from book Bringing the sun down to earth: Designing inexpensive instruments for monitoring the atmosphere. Instrument Design Principles II: Sun Photometers. Chapter · January 2008. Cite this publication. Chapter 5 discusses instruments for measuring radiation coming directly from the sun. It describes in detail a visible light sun photometer for measuring aerosols in the atmosphere, and a similar instrument that uses near-infrared radiation to measure water vapor in the atmosphere. It includes a discussion of how to use digital photography to study the solar aureole. Do you want to read the rest of this chapter?

In 1998, my colleague, Forrest Mims, and I began a project to develop inexpensive handheld atmosphere monitoring instruments for the GLOBE Program, an international environmental science and education program that began its operations on Earth Day, 1995.

This book presents some scientific background on the sun and the Earth’s atmosphere then describes how to design, build, calibrate and use inexpensive instruments for measuring solar radiation. Such measurements are crucial to understanding climate change. From the Back Cover: Bringing the Sun Down to Earth is intended for teachers, students, and anyone who wants to understand their environment

This book presents some scientific background on the sun and the Earth's atmosphere then describes how to.

This book presents some scientific background on the sun and the Earth's atmosphere then describes how to design, build, calibrate and use inexpensive instruments for measuring solar radiation. Bringing the Sun Down to Earth is intended for teachers, students, and anyone who wants to understand their environment. It provides a unique perspective to monitoring the role of the sun and Earth s atmosphere in maintaining our planet as a place hospitable to advanced life as we understand it.

In 1998, my colleague, Forrest Mims, and I began a project to develop inexpensive handheld atmosphere monitoring instruments for the GLOBE Program, an international environmental science and education program that began its operations on Earth Day, 1995. GLOBE’s goal was to involve students, teachers, and scientists around the world in authentic partn- ships in which scientists would develop instrumentation and experimental protocols suitable for student use. In return, data collected by students and their teachers would be used by scientists in their research. This kind of collaboration represented a grand vision for science education which had never before been attempted on such a scale, and we embraced this vision with great enthusiasm. Between 1998 and 2006, Forrest Mims and I collaborated on the development of several instruments based on Mims’ original concept of using light emitting diodes as spectrally selective detectors of sunlight, which was first published in the peer-reviewed literature in 1992. These instruments have evolved into a set of tools and procedures for monitoring the transmission of sunlight through the atmosphere, and they can be used to learn a great deal about the composition of the atmosphere and the dynamics of the Earth/atmosphere/sun system. If measurements with these instruments are made properly, they have significant scientific value, as well.
Bringing the Sun Down to Earth: Designing Inexpensive Instruments for Monitoring the Atmosphere download epub
Engineering
Author: David R. Brooks
ISBN: 1402086938
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 2008 edition (September 25, 2008)
Pages: 157 pages