The Cimel sunphotometer (CSPHOT) is a multi-channel, automatic sun-and-sky scanning radiometer that measures the direct solar irradiance and sky radiance at the Earth’s surface. It takes measurements at predetermined discrete wavelengths in the visible and near-infrared parts of the spectrum to determine atmospheric transmission and scattering properties. The CSPHOT only operates during daylight (sun above horizon).
csphot > Cimel SunphotometerInstrument Type(s) > Baseline • External • Guest
Active Instrument Locations
|Facility Name||Instrument Start Date|
|Hobart, AUS to Antarctic Coast - resupply ship Aurora Australis; AMF2||2019-03-04|
|Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal||2013-09-28|
|Los Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit; AMF2||2019-03-04|
|Central Facility, Lamont, OK||1994-04-06|
|Off the Coast of California - NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown; AMF2||2015-01-09|
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