Accession Number : ADA954737

Title :   Some Observations of the Effect of Direct and Snow-Reflected Solar Radiation on Exposed and Shielded Thermocouples.

Descriptive Note : Research study rept.,

Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Percin, F. de

Report Date : APR 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The current study, performed using three selected sizes of thermocouples was conducted to note the protection, if any, provided by coating the thermocouples with white paint for reflective purposes, or by using radiation shields. Since it is desirable to eliminate the use of shields whenever possible, it was believed that results of this test would indicate whether this could be done safely without a sacrifice in accuracy, and would also indicate the size thermocouple required.

Descriptors :   *ACCURACY, COATINGS, RADIATION SHIELDING, SHIELDING, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), SOLAR RADIATION, THERMOCOUPLES.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE