Sun and Sky

A Sun and Sky Environmental Monitoring System for Crowd Sourcing

The aim of this project is produce a simple instrument to measure the clarity of the atmosphere, and then to deploy multiple units across the UK as part of a ‘Citizen Science’ research project. The out- come will be a detailed map of sky clarity across the British Isles, something which is not possible from the current generation of space-borne sensors or from the network of Met Office weather stations. The measure of sky clarity can then be used to make calculations about air quality.

Sun and Sky is led by Peter Wilson at the University of Southampton