Bringing the Sun Down to Earth

Designing Inexpensive Instruments for Monitoring the Atmosphere

Authors: Brooks, David R.

  • Provides an enhanced understanding of the sun, weather and climate
  • A combination of theory and applications shows how to measure the interaction of solar radiation with Earth’s atmosphere
  • Provides detailed information for designing, building and calibrating inexpensive instruments to monitor the atmosphere
  • A unique project sourcebook for teachers, students and citizen scientists
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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.

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8693-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7955-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bringing the Sun Down to Earth
Book Subtitle
Designing Inexpensive Instruments for Monitoring the Atmosphere
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8694-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8694-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8693-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7955-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 157
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 illustrations in colour
Topics