Some Observations of the Effect of Direct and Snow-Reflected Solar Radiation on Exposed and Shielded Thermocouples.
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QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER NATICK MA
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The current study, performed using three selected sizes of thermocouples was conducted to note the protection, if any, provided by coating the thermocouples with white paint for reflective purposes, or by using radiation shields. Since it is desirable to eliminate the use of shields whenever possible, it was believed that results of this test would indicate whether this could be done safely without a sacrifice in accuracy, and would also indicate the size thermocouple required.
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