The CS320 is a digital thermopile pyranometer that measures broad-spectrum short-wave radiation and communicates over the simple SDI-12 protocol to the data logger. This sensor design eliminates measurement error and programming errors that can adversely affect data quality.
This pyranometer has been designed to improve the global solar radiation measurement significantly (even under cloudy conditions) without adding substantial cost. The CS320 is suitable for applications ranging from environmental research to agriculture to large mesoscale weather networks (mesonets).
The CS320 sensor is heated (on/off switchable under user control) and allows continuous operation in changing environmental conditions. The pyranometer’s calibration data is stored on the sensor.
The CS320 is great for environmental researchers, large monitoring networks, and many other meteorological applications. Its blackbody spectral response, heater, and digital output give you greater confidence in your data at an affordable price.