Radiometer for taking solar radiation measurements

Made:
1952-3

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Radiometer for taking simple solar radiation measurements, used by Dr Griffith Pugh to provide physiological data for and during the Mount Everest expedition of 1953, United Kingdom, 1952-3. It was set up in the mouth of an ice cave, and gave readings of solar reflection from the snow on slopes opposite.

Details

Category:
Laboratory Medicine
Object Number:
2017-48
type:
radiometer
credit:
Simon Pugh