International Radiation Commissions 1896 to 2008 - Research into Atmospheric Radiation from IMO to IAMAS, IAMAS Publication Series No. 1, by Hans-Juergen Bolle

About the IRC

The role of the International Radiation Commission is to promote research into atmospheric radiation as well as application of that research to practical problems. This role is part of the broad charter of IAMAS* concerning the earth-atmosphere system and the atmospheres of other planets and is performed in co-operation with all the IAMAS* Commissions and with other appropriate bodies. Topics of concern to the Commission include optical phenomena in the atmosphere, radiative properties of atmospheric constituents and of the earth's surface, radiative properties of planetary atmospheres, radiant energy transfer, radiant energy interaction with other features of the atmosphere (dynamics, climate, etc.) and remote sensing of atmosphere and surface.

The responsibilities of the Commission include, but are not limited to, the following:

*formerly IAMAP, renamed IAMAS in 1995

The above "Terms of Reference" were approved by Commission 22/08/1983