Accession Number : AD0716804

Title :   Mapping and Measuring Solar Radiation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Basnayake,B. K.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A review of methods to evaluate and map the topographic variations of solar radiation leads to suggestions for improving mapping methods by: (a) using slope facet divisions of an area rather than a grid-system of point location; and (b) mapping heat load on an area rather than intensities. To provide more widespread observations of solar radiation the reliability of simple instruments needs to be tested. Testing in Barbados suggests that a bi-metallic actinograph is a useful all-purpose instrument. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR RADIATION, MEASUREMENT), MAPPING, NETWORKS, TERRAIN, INSTRUMENTATION, SENSITIVITY, RECORDING SYSTEMS, TROPICAL REGIONS, WEST INDIES, CANADA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE