The image above on the left is simulated from the LAPS cloud analysis and other data, while the image on the right is from a webcam maintained by the University of Denver's Meyer-Womble Observatory atop Mount Evans, Colorado at the same time. In each fisheye lens view the zenith is in the center and north is up. The color balance of the simulated image is set to reproduce the "actual" colors/radiances when the display white point is set to closely match the sun. Thus to see a true apples to apples comparison (if for example you take your computer outside or right by a window), please set your display to a color temperature of 5780K (the sun's white color above the atmosphere). Some images are shown a bit dark to avoid saturating and losing details on the bright end. This can be compensated for by turning up your monitor brightness, thus showing a broader dynamic range.
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In these views, the top is a simulated LAPS image and bottom is a remapped camera image from a webcam maintained by the University of Denver's Meyer-Womble Observatory atop Mount Evans, Colorado. South is at the center of each image and north is at the edges. The listed solar irradiance is calculated from the same radiance information used to construct the image.
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Contact: Steve Albers (Steve.Albers@noaa.gov)