Poetic impression by Bauke Steenhuisen of the dissertation 'Observing at-surface irradiance and albedo from space: the Tibet experiment' by Laure Roupioz

We know our climate changes, as we know
The radiation of the Sun descending
Minus heat rays from the Earth ascending
Makes our climate's total status quo.

Whereas: what do we know of here and now?
A rain gauge marks the local load of rain.
Who has a ‘sun-o-meter’ to maintain
At home? The word does not exist somehow.

Of course, on satellites we can rely.
Yet, though they oversee it all in all
It takes some calculus to rectify

For clouds, terrain and angles big and small
Before a high-tech app can notify
Us when to up or down our parasol.

poetic engineering tu delft delta
Foto: Sam Rentmeester

Bauke Steenhuisen (universiteit docent bij de faculteit TBM) en Jeroen Manders (zanger, acteur, tekstschrijver, componist en voormalig IO student) verdichtten tussen december 2014 en maart 2017 42 keer een Delftse afstudeerscriptie of proefschrift tot een sonnet. Illustraties waren van Ella Nitters.