The CMP21, manufactured by Kipp & Zonen, is an ISO secondary-standard pyranometer with an internal thermistor. It monitors solar radiation for the full solar spectrum range, and is well-suited for scientific use and in top-level solar-radiation monitoring networks. This pyranometer connects directly to a Campbell Scientific datalogger.Read More
The CMP21 measures solar radiation with a high-quality blackened thermopile protected by two glass domes. An internal thermistor allows individually optimized temperature compensation of the measurements.
The CMP21 has flat spectral sensitivity, from 285 to 2800 nm, that makes it ideal for applications in natural sunlight, under plant canopies, in green houses or buildings, and inverted to measure reflected solar radiation.
A desiccant-filled drying cartridge prevents dew from forming on the inner sides of the CMP21's domes. Campbell Scientific also offers the CVF4 heater/ventilator that keeps its domes free from ice and dew.
The CMP21 includes a white snap-on sun shield that reduces the sensor's temperature. A bubble level and adjusting leveling screws enable the sensor to be leveled without using a leveling base.
|Sensor||High-quality blackened thermopile protected by two glass domes|
|Measurement Description||Monitors solar radiation for the full solar spectrum range|
|ISO Classification||Class A (secondary standard)|
|Spectral Range||285 to 2800 nm|
|Sensitivity||7 to 14 µV/W/m2|
|Temperature Dependence of Sensitivity||< 1% (-20° to +50°C)|
|Response Time||< 5 s (95% of final value)|
|Zero Offset Due to Thermal Radiation||< 7 W/m2 (200 W/m2)|
|Non-Stability||< 0.5% (change/year)|
|Non-Linearity||< 0.2% (0 to 1000 W/m2)|
|Directional Error||< 10 W/m2 (up to 80° with 1000 W/m2 beam)|
|Tilt Error||< 0.2%|
|Impedance||10 to 100 Ω|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40° to +80°C|
|Typical Signal Output||0 to 15 mV (for atmospheric applications)|
|Maximum Irradiance||4000 W/m2|
|Expected Daily Uncertainty||< 2%|
|Dome Diameter||5 cm (2 in.)|
|Width||15 cm (5.9 in.) with shield|
|Height||9.25 cm (3.64 in.)|
|Weight||0.9 kg (2 lb) with 10.1 m (33 ft) cable|
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
The CMP21 has a bubble level and two leveling feet, which allow it to be leveled without using a leveling base. This pyranometer mounts to a mast, crossarm, or pole (1.0 in. to 2.1 in. OD) via the CM255 or CM255LS mounting stand. The CMP21 should be mounted away from all obstructions and reflective surfaces that might adversely effect the measurement.