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Sunshine Recorders are used to indicate the amount of sunshine at a given location. The results are used to help provide information on the climate of an area and some of the fields it is of importance to are science, agriculture and tourism. The scope of this article is limited to the empirical sciences. ... Tourist redirects here; for the album by Athlete, see Tourist (album) For the Roxette album, see Tourism (album) Tourism is the act of travel for the purpose of recreation and business, and the provision of services for this act. ...


Traditionally, sunshine recorders are divided into two groups. In the first group the time of the occurrence of the event is provided by the sun itself and in the second a clock type device is used to provide the time scale. The Sun is the spectral type G2V yellow star at the center of Earths solar system. ... A wall clock A clock (from the Latin cloca, bell) is an instrument for measuring time. ...


The older type of recorders required the interpretation of the results by an observer and these may have differed from one person to another. Today, with the use of electronics and computers it is possible to record the sunshine duration that does not rely on an observers interpretation. At the same time the newer recorders can also measure the global and diffuse radiation.


Types of sunshine recorders

Meteorological instrumentation and equipment

Anemometer | Barograph | Barometer | Ceiling balloon | Ceiling projector | Ceilometer | Dark adaptor goggles | Disdrometer | Doppler radar | Hygrometer | Ice Accretion Indicator | LIDAR | METAR Reports | Radiosonde | Rain gauge | Satellite | Snow gauge | SODAR | Sounding rocket | Stevenson screen | Sunshine recorders | Thermograph | Thermometer | Weather balloon | Weather satellite | Weather vane | Wind profiler A Campbell-Stokes recorder adapted for us in polar regions (The right sphere is facing south) Close up of a summer sunshine card for the Campbell-Stokes recorder. ... Signaling with heliograph, 1910 A heliograph uses a mirror to reflect sunlight to a distant observer. ... A Jordan sunshine recorder is one in which the movement of the sun provides the occurrence of the event. ... A Marvin sunshine recorder is one which uses a clock type mechanism to record the sun. ... A Pers sunshine recorder is one in which the movement of the sun provides the occurrence of the event. ... Satellite image of Hurricane Hugo with a polar low visible at the top of the image. ... Anemometer installation on roof of Deconism Gallery, using three size 6, schedule 40 pipes in their original uncut 20 foot (6 m) lengths. ... A barograph is a recording aneroid barometer. ... Schematic drawing of a simple mercury barometer with vertical mercury column and reservoir at base Table of Pneumaticks, 1728 Cyclopaedia A barometer is an instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure. ... A ceiling balloon cabinet A fully inflated ceiling balloon Diagram of a filler stand Regulator valve and pressure guages attached to helium cylinder A ceiling balloon is used by meteorologists to determine the height of the base of clouds above ground level during daylight hours. ... Ceiling projector interior. ... Ceilometer A Ceilometer is a device using a laser or other light source to determine the height of a cloud base. ... Dark adaptor goggles The Dark adaptor goggles are one of the lesser known tools in the field of meteorology. ... A disdrometer is an instrument used to measure the drop size distribution and velocity of falling precipitation. ... Doppler radar uses the Doppler effect to measure the relative velocity information from a radar system. ... A sling psychrometer for outdoor use The interior of a Stevenson screen showing a motorized psychrometer A interior of a simple indoor hygrometer. ... Standard Ice Accretion Indicator (upside down) The Ice Accretion Indicator is an L-shaped piece of aluminium 38 cm (14. ... LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging; or Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging) is a technology that determines distance to an object or surface using laser pulses. ... METAR is a format for reporting weather information. ... radiosonde with measuring instruments A radiosonde (Sonde is German for probe) is a unit for use in weather balloons that measures various atmospheric parameters and transmits them to a fixed receiver. ... Standard Rain Gauge Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Recorder Close up of a Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Recorder chart The exterior of a Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge The interior of a Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge A rain gauge is a type of instrument used by meteorologists and hydrologists to gather and... A satellite is any object that orbits another object (which is known as its primary). ... Snow Gauge The Snow Gauge consists of two parts, a copper catchment container and the funnel shaped gauge itself. ... A sounding rocket, sometimes called an elevator research rocket, is an instrument-carrying suborbital rocket designed to take measurements and perform scientific experiments during its flight. ... 23. ... A thermograph is a recording thermometer. ... A thermometer is a device which measures temperature or temperature gradient, using a variety of different principles. ... Rawinsonde weather balloon just after launch. ... A weather satellite is a type of artificial satellite that is primarily used to monitor the weather and climate of the Earth. ... Weather vane Weather cock Aerovane A weather vane, also called a wind vane, is a movable device attached to an elevated object such as a roof for showing the direction of the wind. ... A wind profiler is a piece of weather observing equipment that uses sound waves to detect the wind speed and direction at various elevations above the ground. ...


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SUNSHINE - Online Information article about SUNSHINE (4000 words)
Other recorders use the thermal or photographic effect Other Types of Sunshine Recorder.—There are, however, various other conventions as to sunshine which are used as the basis of recorders of quite different types.
The Callendar sunshine recorder' gives a record of the difference of temperature of two wires, one solarized and the other not, and it is therefore a continuous record of the thermal effect of solar and terrestrial radiation.
In these circumstances it becomes a question whether the amount of sunshine recorded should be referred to the maximum possible for an uninterrupted horizon or the maximum possible for the particular exposure.
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