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radiometer

 [ra″de-om´ĕ-ter]
1. an instrument for estimating x-ray quantity.
2. an instrument in which radiant heat and light may be directly converted into mechanical energy.
3. an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of radiant energy.

ra·di·om·e·ter

(rā'dē-om'ĕ-tĕr),
A device for determining the penetrative power of x-rays.
Synonym(s): roentgenometer
[radio- + G. metron, measure]

radiometer

/ra·di·om·e·ter/ (ra″de-om´ĕ-ter) an instrument for detecting and measuring radiant energy.

ra·di·om·e·ter

(rā'dē-om'ĕ-tĕr)
A device for determining the penetrative power of x-rays.
[radio- + G. metron, measure]

radiometer

1. an instrument for estimating x-ray quantity.
2. an instrument in which radiant heat and light may be directly converted into mechanical energy.
3. an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of radiant energy.
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The all-wave radiation balance was measured using eight net radiometers model Q7.
Differences in detectors, filters, construction, and principles of operation result in the fact that different narrow-band radiometers give different results when measuring broad-band sources.
Thus, characterizing such wideband noise sources by radiometers is demanding and expensive.
One approach for avoiding this situation is to, on a systematic basis, send the radiometer through the oven with only one lamp illuminated at a time.
The radiometers measured radiant energy in discrete wavebands in the blue, green, red and near-infrared similar to the Landsat Thematic Mapper wavebands.
TRW equipped its radiometers with a solar diffuser, a tungsten lamp system with stability monitor, and a pair of black body sources to calibrate the radiometers during their operation.
Shortall AC, Harrington E, Wilson H J: Light curing unit effectiveness assessed by dental radiometers.
Dicke found a way of largely solving the stability problems in radiometers.
Given the increasing awareness of weather on our daily lives, and the acceptance of microwave radiometers as a cost-effective and accurate instrument for boundary layer profiling, our company is projected to grow significantly in the next few years," says Dick Rochester.
Matrosov, "Analysis of integrated cloud liquid and precipitable water vapor retrievals from microwave radiometers during the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean project," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.