LASP public lecture: "LASP Contributions to Monitoring Earth’s Energy Balance from Space," Odele Coddington
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 Earth’s environment. In the very near term, LASP will measure the Sun’s energy output from a new frontier, the International Space Station, with the launch of the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) at the end of November 2017.
By using the Sun as a direct calibration source, the Reflected Solar (RS) spectrometer currently being built by LASP engineers for NASA’s CLARREO Pathfinder mission will reduce the uncertainties in measured solar reflectance to improve the quality of other NASA sensors and for the attribution, testing and validation of climate change predictions.
Come learn how LASP is contributing to space measurements of Earth’s energy balance with the TSIS and CLARREO Pathfinder missions. Along the way, see fun videos of the TSIS platform during testing as it is prepared for launch.
Admission and parking are free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Please see the event page for complete details.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
LASP Space Technology Building, room 299