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Lake of the Clouds – Solar Radiation Monitoring Site Set Up at Granite Island

A new measurement validation site for Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) was installed on Granite Island, Michigan in Lake Superior on June 11-21, 2018. Bryan Fabbri and Fred Denn (Science Systems and Applications, Inc.) facilitated the installation. Granite Island will be used for surface validation of satellites (such as CERES).

From space, aerosols and clouds are easier to detect over a dark, more homogeneous background, the lake’s surface provides this nice backdrop. Granite Island is located approximately six to seven miles from the closest land point and 12 miles due north from Marquette, MI. The new installation is fully self-sufficient.

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