User:Steve Quinn/Environmental optics
Environmental optics pertains to the optical effects of airborn substances such as anthropogenic aerosols (gases and fine particles) and natural aerosols. The optical properties of these substances determine the extent of solar radiation asorbption or reflection. In turn, these influence earth's energy exchange equilibrium between earth and space. Also affected are climate, clouds, precipitation, and air quality.
Optical tools employed for work in this field various lasers, photoacoustic spectroscopy, optical filters, remote sensing, particle sizers and counters, electron microscopy, and electronic insturmenation.
- Stephens, G. L., G. G. Campbell, and T. H. Haar. "Earth radiation budgets." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012) 86, no. C10 (1981): 9739-9760.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Nature (journal)
- Earth Observatory
- Google search
- Inspirations from Biological Optics for Advanced Photonic Systems. Google Scholar.
- Earth's radiative budget Google Scholar.
- Environmental Optics Google Scholar.