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Solar UV-B spectroradiometers for field installations
Author(s): Jack A. McKay; Michael E. Gangl; John H. Middlestadt; Albert Jeffrey Hill
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Paper Abstract

The designs of two spectral scanning radiometric instruments intended for the measurement of solar UV irradiance are described. The higher performance spectroradiometer is intended to provide stable spectral irradiance data for long term UV-B trends detection. This is based on a flight-qualified double monochromator with exceptional wavelength stability, modified to improve the wavelength readout accuracy. The moderate performance spectroradiometer is suitable for less stringent spectral irradiance measurements, e.g., for solar UV-B effects work. Both instruments employ low-noise bialkali photomultiplier tube detectors and photon counting. These instruments are weatherproof, and are designed for reliable operation in the open, exposed to sun and weather.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2282, Ultraviolet Technology V, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186623
Show Author Affiliations
Jack A. McKay, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Michael E. Gangl, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)
John H. Middlestadt, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Albert Jeffrey Hill, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2282:
Ultraviolet Technology V
Robert E. Huffman; Christos G. Stergis, Editor(s)

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