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Schmidt, Sebastian Associate Professor


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  • Sebastian Schmidt works on atmospheric remote sensing and radiative energy budget studies from aircraft, space, and the ground. He specializes in spectrally resolved measurements of shortwave radiation, three-dimensional radiative transfer calculations, and the design of instruments and sampling strategies for improving our understanding of the radiative processes in complex scenes. Currently, he and his group are working on spectral retrieval algorithms for cloud-aerosol layers, trace gases, as well as on new hardware for airborne irradiance measurements. He is involved with all aspects of aircraft field experiments from proposal development to conducting field operations. His graduate students participate in instrument and algorithm development and travel to field deployments. Sebastian Schmidt is the lead of Airborne Science within the CU LASP Atmospheric Radiation Group.


  • atmospheric remote sensing, aircraft instrumentation, airborne satellite validation, atmospheric radiation science, cloud remote sensing, aerosol remote sensing, radiation energy budget, UAS/UAV instrumentation, aircraft experiments for climate and weather research


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