Next time a Pinatubo-class volcano erupts, amateur scientists will be able to track the height of its aerosol cloud. Chapter 10, “Build A Twilight Photometer, part 1,” showed how to make an ultra-sensitive DIY twilight photometer. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to use a computer spreadsheet to manage and graph your photometer data so you can find the approximate altitude of layers of smoke, dust, smog, and volcanic aerosols in the atmosphere.
- Twilight photometer and bubble level (see Chapter 10, “Build A Twilight Photometer, part 1”)
- Digital voltmeter
- Data logger (optional) recommended
- Compass or compass rose
- Computer with Internet access and LibreOffice spreadsheet software (free download ...