pyrheliometric

pyrheliometer

[pahyuhr-hee-lee-om-i-ter, pir-]
noun Astrophysics.
an instrument for measuring the total intensity of the sun's energy radiation.

Origin:
1860–65; pyr- + helio- + -meter

pyrheliometric [pahyuhr-hee-lee-uh-me-trik, pir-] , adjective
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pyrheliometer (pəˌhiːlɪˈɒmɪtə)
 
n
an instrument for measuring the intensity of the sun's radiant energy
 
pyrheliometric
 
adj

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pyrheliometer   (pīr'hē-lē-ŏm'ĭ-tər)  Pronunciation Key 
An instrument used to measure the total amount of radiation from the Sun that hits a surface. It works by converting the Sun's heat into a voltage that is then recorded by a voltmeter.
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