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Unformatted text preview: ♦ Types of electronic thermometers: o Hygrothermometer (ASOS/AWOS applications) o Radiometers (satellite applications) o Bimetallic thermometers (thermograph applications) Thermometer Shelter/Exposure ♦ Thermometers are much better energy absorbers than air is ♦ You must observe rules when properly exposing an air thermometer Guidelines for Proper Thermometer Placement ♦ No direct sunlight ANYTIME on sensor! o Cotton region shelters white with door facing northward ♦ Well ventilated (cotton region shelter does this) ♦ Shielded from radiating surfaces (wall, cement) ♦ About 5 feet above ground level NEED TO KNOW ♦ Above a grassy/vegetated area ♦ As with most weather instruments, usually the more inconvenient the better!!!...
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2008 for the course GRG 301K taught by Professor Kimmel during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Summer '08