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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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In sloped regions, there are radiometric distortions in the backscatter coefficient retrieved using (1), since [[sigma].
In this paper, the specific influence of reverse radiation noise on MMW radiometric imaging for relative radiometry at short range is investigated.
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The objectives of this study were 1) to estimate age from otolith growth zone counts, 2) to describe growth, and 3) to validate the annual periodicity of growth zones used to estimate longevity for the blackgill rockfish with the radiometric aging technique.
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Since late 1996, normalized water-leaving radiances, determined from the array of radiometric sensors attached to MOBY, are the primary basis for the on-orbit vicarious calibrations of the American Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), the American Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS), the Japanese Ocean Color and Temperature Sensor (OCTS), the French Polarization Detection Environmental Radiometer (POLDER), and the German Modular Optoelectronic Scanner on the Indian Research Satellite (IRS1-MOS).
The objective of this activity is the extraction of basic building blocks from the previous GSP activities (AIPC GERSI and SEPSO) in order to build generic independent libraries (or complement to already existing ESA Mission CFIs) for radiometric and geometric processing.
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A novel, spectrally tunable light-source utilizing light emitting diodes (LEDs) for radiometric, photometric, and colorimetric applications is described.
Abstract--An improved radiometric aging technique was used to examine annulus-derived age estimates from otoliths of the Atlantic tarpon, Megalops atlanticus.
Other scientists are disinclined to declare the fossils the winners, however, in the absence of a radiometric date, which is obtainable only when a layer of volcanic ash lies at a fossil's depth.