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Radiation Explorer in the Far InfraRed - Prototype for Applications and Developments

REFIR-PAD campaign FTS Laboratory Photo gallery

REFIR Project
Field campaigns

REFIR-PAD at Concordia Station 75°S 123°E - Dome-C - Antarctica

Contact: Luca Palchetti, Giovanni Bianchini
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, INO-CNR, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (I)
Tel. +39.055.522.6311, Fax. +39.055.522.6348

The instrument was installed at Concordia Station in December 2011, and since then, it has been performing automatic measurements all over the year with cycles of 5-6 hours of sky measurements and 1.5-3 hours of preliminary data analysis, whose results are sent to Italy in near real time, see plots below.

REFIR-PAD is operated under different projects supported by the Italian Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA.).

Real-time data from REFIR-PAD and auxiliary instruments at the Physics shelter

Downwelling emission spectrum

Sky views at beginning, middle and end of measurements

Main housekeepings

View-port auxiliary measurements

Meteo station at Physics shelter

UV-VIS radiometer at Physics shelter

Atmospheric Radio soundings

RMO at Concordia