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TSIS-1: Five years of solar science and counting

March 24

For more than four decades, scientists have been using various spaceborne instruments to continuously measure how much of the Sun’s energy reaches Earth’s atmosphere. This long-term measure of total solar irradiance (TSI), which the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) has contributed to for more than 20 years, is the longest continuous climate record […]

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LASP’s Hybrid Solar Reference Spectrum named new international standard for climate research

June 10, 2022

Earth’s primary source of energy is incoming radiation from our Sun. This “income” side of our planet’s energy budget sets the baseline for determining how quickly Earth is warming. When combined with measurements of the total amount of energy that’s emitted and reflected from our planet back into space, this information allows scientists to calculate […]

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