Public Lectures

LASP and the International Space Station: Future Measurements of Solar Irradiance and the Continuation of a Climate Data Record

Published on September 15, 2014

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Speaker:Odele Coddington
Date:Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020
Time:7:30 p.m.
Location:LASP Space Sciences Building (SPSC)

Seminar Abstract:

LASP has a long history of measuring the Sun’s radiant energy from high-altitude balloons, sounding rockets, and from satellite platforms in order to understand its influences on the terrestrial environment.

LASP’s research efforts in Sun-Earth connections are end-to-end, from instrument development, build, calibration, and characterization, to mission operations, science data processing, analysis, and interpretation.

In 2017, we will expand our knowledge of the Sun’s output and its contributions in the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum from a new frontier—the International Space Station (ISS).

Come to learn how solar irradiance measurements, obtained from the ISS, will give us new insight into the Sun’s variability and its effects on all Earth-processes, including climate. Along the way, see fun videos demonstrating the technical challenges that LASP engineers are meeting in order to make measurements of the Sun from the ISS.

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