pyranometer

noun
pyra·​nom·​e·​ter | \ ˌpirəˈnämətə(r), ˌpīr- \

Definition of pyranometer

: an instrument for measuring radiation from the sky by comparing the heating effect of such radiation upon two blackened metallic strips with that produced in the same strips when heated by means of an electric current

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International Scientific Vocabulary pyr- + ano- + -meter

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“Pyranometer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyranometer. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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