Quick and Dirty Irradiance to Radiance


Couldn’t believe it when it turned into a huge mathematical cluster to convert units of irradiance or spectral irradiance as used in models to radiance as used in measurements. Rather than get into the intricacies of spherical harmonics, figuring steradians, and guessing the aperture sizes of the instruments, we offer here a quick and dirty conversion based on rubber sheeting images to match the Planck Constants.

Quick and Dirty Irradiance to Radiance

Gordon’s law: 120 mW/m2 sr cm-1=.38 W/m2 cm

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