actinometer meaning

Pronunciation:   "actinometer" in a sentence
Noun: actinometer  `aktu'nómitu(r)
  1. An instrument for measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (usually by the photochemical effect)

Derived forms: actinometers

Type of: measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

Encyclopedia: Actinometer


[Electronics]
An instrument for measuring the direct heating power of the sun’s rays or the actinic power of a light source.

[Engineering]
"Any instrument used to measure the intensity of radiant energy, particularly that of the sun."

[Medicine]
n : any of various instruments for measuring the intensity of incident radiation; esp : one in which the intensity of radiation is measured by the speed of a photochemical reaction — ac·ti·no·me·tric adj — ac·ti·nom·e·try n pl -tries

Examples

  1. malachite green actinometer
  2. He named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus, invented the cyanotype and actinometer, and wrote extensively on topics including meteorology, physical geography and the telescope.
  3. A pyranometer is a type of actinometer used to measure broadband solar irradiance on a planar surface and is a sensor that is designed to measure the solar radiation flux density ( in watts per metre square ) from a field of view of 180 degrees.
  4. A "'pyranometer "'is a type of actinometer used for measuring solar irradiance on a planar surface and it is designed to measure the solar radiation flux density ( W / m 2 ) from the hemisphere above within a wavelength range 0 . 3 �m to 3 �m.

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