An experimental system is described for measuring the total hemispherical and spectrally resolved directional downward infrared sky radiation and complementary weather data in Kuwait. The accuracy of the measurement system is discussed and its use for evaluating the potential of the Kuwait sky as a heat sink for passive radiative cooling applications is presented.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 24, 1983
Published: February 1, 1984
Michael F. Quinn, Oussama Alameddine, and Khalil Al-Jamal, "Experimental measurements of the downward infrared sky radiation in Kuwait," Appl. Opt. 23, 419-424 (1984)