Total Solar Irradiance instrument scientist

November 4, 2019, from Louise Harra

Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) is the energy input to Earth (per square meter of the Earth’s cross section) and any longterm variation of TSI will directly translate into a change of the terrestrial climate. PMOD/WRC has been building and operating instruments which measure the TSI on spacecraft. Among them are the oldest still operational TSI radiometers of the VIRGO package on board the SOHO (ESA/NASA) spacecraft. New TSI radiometers will be launched on the PROBA3 (ESA) and FY-3E (China Meteorological Administration) missions in the 2019/2020 time frame.

The TSI instrument scientist role involves scientific planning and operations, calibration, crossfacility coordination leading to research in the mission data. The position can start from November 2019, and will be for one year in the first instance