The Resource Bringing the sun down to Earth : designing inexpensive instruments for monitoring the atmosphere, David R. Brooks

Bringing the sun down to Earth : designing inexpensive instruments for monitoring the atmosphere, David R. Brooks

Label
Bringing the sun down to Earth : designing inexpensive instruments for monitoring the atmosphere
Title
Bringing the sun down to Earth
Title remainder
designing inexpensive instruments for monitoring the atmosphere
Statement of responsibility
David R. Brooks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. 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. Students and their teachers will learn a great deal about weather, the seasons, and the atmosphere, and they will develop a much better understanding of how to measure the physical world around them. When these instruments are calibrated and used properly, they can be used for serious research that produces results comparable to data from other ground-based sources provided by the science community
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
551.5271028
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC876eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Bringing the sun down to Earth : designing inexpensive instruments for monitoring the atmosphere, David R. Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Earth's sun and atmosphere -- Measuring atmosphere and surface properties -- Instrument design principles 1 : Radiometers -- Instrument design principles 2 : Sun photometers -- Concluding remarks -- Appendices
Control code
ocn272298847
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 157 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402086939
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-1-4020-8693-9
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23595073
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)272298847
  • sks1402086938

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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