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Spectropolarimetry for planetary exploration

Promotor: Prof.dr. C.U. Keller, Co-promotor: Dr. ir. Frans Snik

G. van Harten
08 December 2014
Thesis in Leiden Repository

The characterization of aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere is important, because of their impact on public health and climate. This requires a new generation of accurate space-based instruments that measure the atmospheric radiance and polarization at multiple wavelengths and scattering angles. This thesis describes the development, characterization, and field-deployment of such an instrument, the Spectropolarimeter for Planetary EXploration (SPEX).

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