Pyranometer

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pyranometer

(Sometimes called solarimeter.) General name for the class of actinometers that measure the combined intensity of incoming direct solar radiation and diffuse sky radiation.

The pyranometer consists of a recorder and a radiation sensing element that is mounted so that it views the entire sky (radiation from the solid angle 2π on a plane surface).
See pyrheliometer, Robitzsch actinograph, albedometer.

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