People have a hard time wrapping their heads around climate change, but luckily there is a new op...
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|Thermal photography||9 months ago by warren||68||96,031||5|
|Thermal Flashlight||9 months ago by warren||7||1,086||0|
|Posters||about 4 years ago by Sara||31||8,381||4|
|Scanning thermal camera||over 4 years ago by warren||3||28,332||1|
Thermal infrared cameras are designed to take photos or videos of heat (not to be confused with near infrared cameras). Some of these are tuned specifically for gases, and can be used to image #methane.
Thermal imaging can be used to document heat/AC leaks from insulation gaps on a building's facade, reveal warmer ground water inflows (either fresh or chemical-laden) or "thermal pollution" from industrial processes entering ocean-temperature waterbodies, as well as identify areas on the human body experiencing infection or stress (includes epidemiological applications).
Community applications so far include both a "heat-busters" program in East Harlem and a "forensic" water quality monitoring program in the Gowanus Canal.
|What gases can a FLIR GasFinder (OGI) infrared camera detect?||@warren||9 months ago||0|
|Does anyone have a FLIR Optical Gas Imaging camera to lend to help a community find gas leaks?||@warren||9 months ago||1|
|Seeking DC-area folks interested in building temperature sensors for urban heat island measurement||@carohowe||11 months ago||1|
|Investigating thermal properties of paved surfaces using grassroots mapping approaches.||@Rmeyer New Contributor||about 1 year ago||1|
|Question: Would the Thermal Fishing Bob concept work as a SeaGlider robot?||@ajawitz||about 3 years ago||4|
There are three Do-It-Yourself prototypes in development to try to do this more cheaply than the off-the-shelf options. These projects were started a few years ago and may not be active:
Why make a DIY version? "FLIR" cameras can produce images such as the one below, and are typically used to identify heat leaks, but even low-resolution FLIR cameras can cost thousands of dollars. The goal of these DIY thermal camera projects is to make this kind of investigation (and the potential savings) cheap, easy, fun, and informative for those of us without $10k in our pockets.
|Kite Aerial Remote Sensing (KARS) - Thermal Infra-Red.||-||-||@John_Wells||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Analyzing Thacher Insulation: an Aerial Thermal Mapping Project||-||-||@NIKIBOPOLOUS New Contributor||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Rent FLIR thermal infrared cameras at some Home Depots||-||-||@warren||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.