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).