Century-long monitoring of solar irradiance and Earth's albedo using a stable scattering target in space

AMS Citation:
Judge, P. G., and R. Egeland, 2015: Century-long monitoring of solar irradiance and Earth's albedo using a stable scattering target in space. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 448, L90-L93, doi:10.1093/mnrasl/slv004.
Date:2015-03-21
Resource Type:article
Title:Century-long monitoring of solar irradiance and Earth's albedo using a stable scattering target in space
Abstract: An inert sphere of a few metres diameter, placed in a special stable geosynchronous orbit in perpetuo, can be used for a variety of scientific experiments. Ground-based observations of such a sphere, 'GeoSphere', can resolve very difficult problems in measuring the long-term solar irradiance. GeoSphere measurements will also help us understand the evolution of Earth's albedo and climate over at least the next century
Peer Review:Refereed
Copyright Information:Copyright 2015 Royal Astronomical Society.
OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d7vm4dfd
Publisher's Version: 10.1093/mnrasl/slv004
Author(s):
  • Philip Judge - NCAR/UCAR
  • Ricky Egeland - NCAR/UCAR
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