Measuring the energy of the sun precisely is not as easy as tracking distances or weight. To set an international standard for solar monitoring instruments radiometers, the World Radiation Centre in Davos, Switzerland, holds comparison events that result in the World Radiometric Reference. One of the participants was Dr. Joop Mes, Senior Scientist at OTT HydroMet. In this short interview, he explains what the IPC is and why it is so important.
Staring at the sky, watching the clouds go by – ceilometers seem to have quite an easy job. But in fact, it is not. Rather, they fulfil very important tasks in an increasing number of applications. In our latest episode, we throw light on ceilometers in various scientific disciplines. Originally, ceilometers have been developed for […]