sunshine recorder


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sunshine recorder

[′sən‚shīn ri‚kȯrd·ər]
(engineering)
An instrument designed to record the duration of sunshine without regard to intensity at a given location; sunshine recorders may be classified in two groups according to the method by which the time scale is obtained: in one group the time scale is obtained from the motion of the sun in the manner of a sun dial, in the second group the time scale is supplied by a chronograph.
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One such instrument is the Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder (Fig.
The daily bright sunshine measurements made by the Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder since 1965 are available from NCDC; however, the roughly 75 years of daily sunshine data prior to 1965 had never been digitally archived.
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