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RSS-1024 Frequently Asked Questions

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Product Class (Spectroradiometers)
This Product (RSS-1024)

1. General

  1. What kind of optical interference filters do the MFR, UVMFR, and SPUV use?
  2. What is the backup power requirement and temperature sensitivity of the RSS or UVRSS?
  3. What do I need to know before selecting an radiometer for outdoor use?
  4. The internal operating temperature of the UVB, MFR, UVMFR, SPUV, RSS is about 45 C. Why is this?

2. Setup

  1. The shadowband is not shading the diffuser at all times of the day (early, solar noon or late in the day). What's wrong?

3. Operational

  1. I want to set up a UVB-1, MFR, UVMFR, or SPUV site and only download data every few days on my YESDAS-2. Is unattended operation doable? What about the TSI and RSS?
  2. For many months the shadowband shaded the diffuser correctly, but getting closer to the summer solstice, we notice it does not appear to have enough length to shadow the diffuser completely. Each day the gap of shadow becomes slightly larger.
  3. Owners of UV-B networks would like to know what instrumentation is required for making routine calibrations of the Model UVB-1.
  4. What is the ambient temperature operating range of the radiometers (UVB-1, MFR/UVMFR and SPUV? Will they work in the arctic?
  5. How are MFRs/RSSs calibrated?

4. Instrument Selection

  1. What is the optical design and type of detector (CCD) used in the RSS and UVRSS?



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