pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 186–192 | Cite as

A new radiometer for atmospheric long waves

  • O. Vittori
  • F. Prodi
  • V. Vicentini
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Summary

A new radiometer has been designed which employs a black plate whose radiation towards the night sky is balanced by infrared radiation transferred in vacuo. The instrumental characteristics are described by a simplified theory and by laboratory tests making use of large surfaces with known emissivities. The instrument allows ‘the incoming’ IR atmospheric flux to be measured with a high degree of accuracy and independently of the ventilation rate.

Keywords

Radiation Laboratory Test Emissivity Infrared Radiation Ventilation Rate 

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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Vittori
  • F. Prodi
  • V. Vicentini
    • 1
  1. 1.Osservatorio M. CimoneServizio Met. A. M. e CE.N.F.A.M.-C.N.R.BolognaItaly

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