Swiss Research Institute for High Altitude Climate and Medicine
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Engineering and Energy
Physical Sciences and Engineering
The PMOD/WRC has conducted research for several decades in the fields of solar physics and solar irradiance monitoring, amongst others. Various datasets are described and made available for further scientific research, including: Satellite data, Solar Spectrum data, etc.
Calibration of radiometers at the PMOD/WRC is performed on the roof platform or in our laboratories.
Radiation instruments can be divided into four different categories: Shortwave radiometers, longwave radiometers, spectral radiometers and ultra-violet radiometers. Several products are also available for sale.
Wide-ranging experience in the measurement of solar radiation relies on the development of PMOD/WRC instruments, in which the PMOD/WRC has a long history. Various instruments are of interest to partner institutions mainly in the meteorology and metrology communities. Instruments such as the Absolute Radiometer PMO6-cc or the Precision Filter Radiometer (PFR) are well-known and are in operation throughout the whole world, while the Precision Spectroradiometer (PSR) is latest development at PMOD/WRC. Due to the available infrastructure, PMOD/WRC is able to develop, design and manufacture instruments in-house, although not in large quantities. The focus is on providing reliable instruments with high accuracy and long-term stability. Together with the PMOD/WRC calibration capabilities, PMOD/WRC instruments allow high quality and traceable radiation measurements. In addition, PMOD/WRC offers several useful accessories to operate its own or third-party instruments.