These lectures will be accessible to a broad audience of people interested in the topic. They will present the underlying physics issues that have had to be addressed in order to successfully make quantitative measurements of atmospheric composition, particularly when absorption and emission signatures are very small components of the spectra. A highlight will be the Special Physics Colloquium dealing with the Ultraviolet and visible measurements of the Earth's atmosphere: Toward continuous pollution monitoring from space.
Ultraviolet and visible measurements of the Earth's atmosphere: Toward continuous pollution monitoring from space
Dr. Kelly Chance
April, 30, 2009, 4:10 pm
Reception to follow in MP110
Monday April 27
Introduction to quantitative spectroscopy applied to the Earth's atmosphere
Tuesday April 28
Atmospheric physics as applied to data analysis algorithms
Wednesday April 29
Atmospheres, geometries, and instruments
Friday May 1
Data fitting, analysis, and satellite results
All lecture material is available at https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~kchance/Noble2009/Noble2009.html.