Reflectivity-and commonly, the word reflectance-refers to the amount of incident radiant energy is mirrored or reversed from a material surface.
A bolometer is a sensor physically much like a common photographic CMOS or CCD sensor, except that it employs a different transduction process and is sensitive to a very broad range of electromagnetic energy
The effects of atmospheric media on thermography will be dependent upon its temperature, density, movement, particulates, etc.
Convection refers to the movement of gas or fluid due to differences in density (gravity, natural convection) or physical force (mechanical convection).
A widely accepted conventional wisdom is that temperature is the most commonly measured parameter within industry.
Electromagnetic energy will behave in one or more of three ways when it is incident upon an object or encounters a medium boundary; it will either be absorbed, be reflected, or be transmitted.
The images below represent some interesting results from both vertical (orthogonal) and oblique aerial thermography throughout 2018.
The EPA has established a Heat Island Reduction Program (HIRP) and expressed that it is useful for communities in the preparation of projects, programs, and policies. While this language is nurturing vice systemizing, the statement is contained in a section titled “What EPA is Doing to Reduce Heat Islands.” An intent is obvious, and it must be considered that EPA is not a hobbyist organization.