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Hyperspectral Radiometer for Global & Diffuse Irradiance


Developer: Peak Design Ltd
Contact: john@peakdesign.co.uk
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Video: So-Rad and HSP1 installation on MV Armorique

A novel sensor to accurately measure the spectrum of sunlight near the water’s surface

The HSR1 measures the spectrum of downwelling solar radiation, and how this is partitioned between Direct, Diffuse and Global Irradiance. This sensor provides a reference for the colour or spectral distribution of sunlight near the water's surface.

HSR1 can be used to improve the accuracy of other sensors making direct measurements of the reflected light from the water body.

Apply HSR1 data

  • Measurements can be used to improve satellite water quality products by removing or correcting for atmospheric effects, especially in coastal or inland waters.
  • Improving data products from other surface-based instruments (such as other MONOCLE instruments) where a reference is normally too expensive
  • In situations where existing equipment is difficult or impossible to use such as moving platforms, boats, buoys or aircraft.

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