Accession Number : ADA296854

Title :   Design and Validation of a Modified Eppley PSP Pyranometer.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Payne, Ricahrd E.

PDF Url : ADA296854

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A modified version of the Eppley PSP pyranometer has been designed for use on ships and moored buoys. Seventeen have been built by the Eppley Laboratory for the Upper Ocean Processes Group and deployed on buoys in the deep ocean. Six others have been incorporated into IMET systems mounted on U.S. research ships. A comparison study between four Improved METeorology (IMET) PSPs and one standard PSP shows that the two are completely equivalent in performance. The IMET PSP is more corrosion resistant, compact, robust, and is easier to mate to electronics modules. It is available from the Eppley Laboratory for about the same price as the standard PSP. (MM)

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, *PYRANOMETERS, SHIPS, COMPARISON, CORROSION RESISTANCE, METEOROLOGY, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), CALIBRATION, SOLAR RADIATION, ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATION, DEEP OCEANS, MOORING BUOYS, BUOYS, RESEARCH SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE