This week’s Teaser Infrared Image is a good tie-in, to this week’s post from The Snell Group: Reflecting on Our Surroundings
Answer: This is a thermal image of a polished diamond plate, steel ramp that is facing skyward. It is very low emissivity, and thus highly reflective to infrared energy. Part of the plate is reflecting the cold sky, while the other part is reflecting the much warmer back of the trailer into which it leads. “Fascinating.” Yes… we know… we are infrared geeks.
(Two jpegs <Spock – fascinating.jpg and STTholianWeb.jpg; courtesy of Wikipedia>)