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Encyclopedia > Solarimeter

A solarimeter is a pyranometer used to measure combined direct and diffuse solar radiation. A pyranometer is a type of actinometer used to measure broadband solar irradiance on a planar surface. ...


An integrating solarimeter measures energy developed from solar radiation based on the absorption of heat by a black body. The principle this instrument was designed on was first developed by the Italian priest, Father Angelo Bellani. He invented the actinometric method which is based on physical and chemical techniques.[1] As the temperature decreases, the peak of the black body radiation curve moves to lower intensities and longer wavelengths. ... Actinometers are instruments used to measure the heating power of radiation. ...


References

  1. ^ Figure 8. Integrating solarimeter. NOAA Ship Collection. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved on 2007-02-01.

 
 

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