The system will be based on a well proven All-Sky camera, which previously has been used for Aurora research. It is a very professional system with high optical quality and plenty of sensitivity for cloud observations.
The selected students will work in a team and share some tasks as well as assign sub-tasks to individuals in the team. The main task and sub-tasks comprise optical adjustments, software development (Matlab or Python), optical tests and experiments to check the feasibility.
The main goal is to optimise the system for:
- Daylight operation
- Maximum contrast between blue sky and clouds
- Evaluate polarisation properties of different clouds and the sky
- Develop algorithms for automatic cloud detection and cloud coverage at night and day
- Projection of the all-sky images to geographic coordinates
- Automatic calculation of the wind at the cloud base, taking into account a given altitude
The duration of the student internships is 6 weeks and will occur approximately in W25-30. The internships is suitable for students in their 3rd year of study and up, but this is not a limitation.
Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org within Monday 30th of April. Student selection will be performed in W18.
For more information about the internships, contact: