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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Effects of Environment on an Infrared Field Thermometer1


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  1. Vol. 63 No. 5, p. 813-814
    Received: Oct 31, 1970

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  1. William J. McGinnies and
  2. R. C. W. Aronson2



Accuracy and reliability of an infrared field thermometer were evaluated in field and laboratory tests. Thermal and solar radiation on the instrument itself, ambient temperature, and the temperature of the surface being measured, affected the indicated temperature of the surface temperature being measured. An infrared field thermometer of the type tested was considered unsuitable for field use.

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