actinometry


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ac·ti·nom·e·ter

 (ăk′tə-nŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
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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actinometry

the measurement of the heating power of light in the violet and ultraviolet range. — actinometrist, n. — actinometric, actinometrical, adj.
See also: Light
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Noun1.actinometry - measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays)actinometry - measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays)
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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Disciplines pursued (in addition to meteorology) included hydrology, actinometry, geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, botany, zoology, and the study of aurora borealis.
The intensity of the Philips 36 W TUV tube was determined by potassium ferrioxalate actinometry [63], and a value of 5.50 [+ or -] 0.11 x [10.sup.18] quanta [s.sup.-1] was obtained.
Dantas et al., "o-Nitrobenzaldehyde actinometry in the presence of suspended Ti[O.sub.2] for photocatalytic reactors," Catalysis Today, vol.
Dalton, "Characterization of neutral species densities in dual frequency capacitively coupled photoresist ash plasmas by optical emission actinometry," Journal of Applied Physics, vol.
The measurement of the intensity of General Electric 15 W fluorescent lamp was carried out by potassium ferrioxalate actinometry [19] and a value of 2.85 [+ or -] 0.26 x [10.sup.16] quanta [s.sup.-1] was obtained.
The photon flux inside the photoreactor was evaluated by o-nitrobenzaldehyde actinometry [28, 29], being 2.68 [micro]Einstein [s.sup.-1].