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A crystal pyrradiometer

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A pyrradiometer, which is a single sided instrument for measuring both long and short wavelength radiation, has been developed. The instrument is protected from the wind by polythene hemispheres, and usesY-cut quartz crystals as temperature sensors. The output is in terms of frequency, the sensitivity being 13.1 Hertz (mW)−1 cm−2.

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Kyle, T.G. A crystal pyrradiometer. PAGEOPH 66, 126–132 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00875318

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Keywords

  • Radiation
  • Quartz
  • Polythene
  • Short Wavelength
  • Temperature Sensor