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Any of several radiometric instruments, such as a pyrheliometer, used chiefly for meteorological measurements of terrestrial and solar radiation.

ac′ti·no·met′ric (-nō-mĕt′rĭk), ac′ti·no·met′ri·cal adj.
ac′ti·nom′e·try n.
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Adj.1.actinometrical - of or related to actinometryactinometrical - of or related to actinometry  
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Chroscicki, "Calculation methods of determining the value of daylight's intensity on the ground of photometric and actinometrical measurements," in Proceedings of CIE Conference, vol.
Our result fits well the relationships between specific humidity and incoming longwave radiation obtained from the analysis of measurement data from BSRN as well as some other actinometrical stations (Ruckstuhl et al., 2007; Stanhill, 2011; Rosa and Stanhill, 2014).