Sensing atmospheric conditions using MIR radiometers

Chadwick, P. M.; Lyons, K.; McComb, T. J. L.; Orford, K. J.; Osborne, J. L.; Rayner, S. M.; Shaw, S. E.; Turver, K. E.
June 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 515 Issue 1, p393
Academic Journal
MIR (8–14 μm) radiometers have been used to sense the temperature of the sky as a measure of cloud and other obscurants in the field of an atmospheric Cˇerenkov telescope. Comparisons between the MIR signature and the performance of the Mark 6 gamma ray telescope are reported. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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