SciGlob developed a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy, ground-based spectrometer called Pandora to address the gap in air quality validation measurements.
Made up of a spectrometer and tracker, the Pandora provides high-quality direct sun, lunar, or sky scan radiance measurements in UV and visible wavelengths. Pandora radiance measurements combined with trace gas spectral fitting routines and, in the case of sky-scan measurements, radiative transfer modeling provide real-time data of key AQ relevant pollutants, which can compare to similar measurements from satellites. This state-of-the-art technology has been purchased and deployed worldwide.
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