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Problems In Solar Irradiance Measurements
Author(s): David G. Murcray; John J. Kosters
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Paper Abstract

A number of areas of current research interest require measurements of solar irradiance made with greater absolute accuracy than is currently being achieved at various monitoring sites. By using currently available instrumentation and careful measuring techniques it is shown that it is possible to measure the solar irradiance with considerable precision on a routine basis. The major problem that re-mains is making the measurements absolute; and an investigation of the standards used in pyrheliometry is required before a significant increase in absolute accuracy can be obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 1976
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0068, Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I, (16 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.978101
Show Author Affiliations
David G. Murcray, University of Denver (United States)
John J. Kosters, University of Denver (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0068:
Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I
Yale Katz, Editor(s)

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