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Outside Science Project 1: Aerosols (Part 4)

Part 4: Putting the spectroscope/photometer to use In Part 3 I described how to build a very simple PVC spectroscope. In this section I’ll describe a few of the preliminary results that I obtained by using it. The first thing … Continue reading

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Outside Science Project 1: Aerosols (Part 3)

Part 3: Building the spectroscope/photometer Figure 1 is a diagram of the spectroscope that I envisioned building. I followed that plan pretty closely as I built the actual device.

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Outside Science Project 1: Aerosols (Part 2)

Part 2: Design of a spectroscope for aerosol (and other) studies A spectroscope is an instrument that resolves incident light into its component parts. It achieves this by passing the light through a prism or a diffraction grating, either of … Continue reading

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Outside Science Project 1: Aerosols (Part 1)

Part 1: Overview of Aerosols and Sun Photometry Now it is time to describe the project idea that I mentioned earlier in greater detail. I’ll start by giving a brief overview of aerosols and sun photometry. As I stated in … Continue reading

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Outside Science Project Idea: Aerosols

An earlier post on atmospheric aerosols has given me an idea for a little science project. I cannot go into too much detail right now, but I think I can hack together a cheap (under $30 or so) multispectral sun … Continue reading

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