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colorimeter

[‚kəl·ə′rim·əd·ər]
(analytical chemistry)
A device for measuring concentration of a known constituent in solution by comparison with colors of a few solutions of known concentration of that constituent. Also known as chromometer.
(optics)
An instrument that measures color by determining the intensities of the three primary colors that will give that color.

colorimeter

A device that measures the red, green and blue values of color. See colorimetry and color calibration. Contrast with densitometer.
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We suggest that labile C should be a primary measurement as it is a key driver of soil biological activity, it can be measured in the field using a hand-held colourimeter (Weil et al.
Currently, soil colour can be measured objectively by colourimeters or spectrometers, which follow numerical specifications in colour-representation systems such as CIE x,y,Y, CIELAB, or OSA (Melville and Atkinson 1985; Torrent and Barron 1993; Sanchez-Maranon et al.