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An instrument for detecting or measuring the intensity or force of radiation.
- ‘The UVA and SUV radiometers measure the total global solar irradiance away from any shade.’
- ‘During that time, each of its six radiometers takes 70 million measurements.’
- ‘To maintain the continuity of the record it is necessary that the cycled radiometers have the same spectral responsivities.’
- ‘The measurements should deviate less than 8% during the whole day if the radiometers are mounted side by side and detect the same solar radiation.’
- ‘They also used satellite-mounted sensors called radiometers to determine the amount, type, and temperature of the vegetation.’
- ‘An independent calibration, traceable to it UK national standard, was carried out on the IL1400A radiometer and detector by the Gloucestershire medical physics service.’
- ‘Broadband radiometers are common tools to measure UV-A, UV-B or the ultraviolet index.’
- ‘Light intensities were measured ca. every 15 minutes from sunrise to sunset at each microsite on a clear day in summer and winter using a quantum radiometer.’
- ‘The radiometer measured light intensity by the number of revolutions induced over time, and the bolometer measured a decrease in electrical resistance upon absorption of radiation.’
- ‘And that absorption forms the basis by which satellite UV radiometers detect ozone from space.’
- ‘Rather than measure temperature directly, a differential radiometer uses a pair of antennae to detect the difference in temperature between two separate parts of the sky.’
- ‘It arrived at Venus at a distance of 34, 800 kilometers and scanned its surface with infrared and microwave radiometers.’
- ‘He led the design and construction of a new generation of precision radiometers, which have been flown extensively on both manned and unmanned aircraft.’
- ‘We added three sets of broadband solar radiometers mounted on an aircraft, which was flown over the site and above stratiform clouds at an altitude of 7 km.’
- ‘Maps that show areas of potential floods use precipitation radar data and high-resolution measurements of water content of clouds made by microwave radiometers.’
- ‘The UV-B radiometer is intended to measure the hemispheric radiation reaching a horizontal surface.’
- ‘The effect of these differences on the field operation of UV-B radiometers has been studied by calculating the instrumental response from modeled UV spectra.’
- ‘The emitted dose was regularly quantified by a UVB radiometer and photodetector.’
- ‘Unlike other temperature-measuring devices, the radiometer makes its measurements remotely.’
- ‘In 2002, Australian National University scientists found a way to measure global dimming without the use of radiometers.’
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