The mounting method used depends on the application. In plant canopies, consider mounting the 237-L so that it receives the least amount of solar radiation at noon. This means tipping the sensor, electrodes up, so that its sensing surface is parallel to the plane of the ecliptic. Tipping the sensor also minimizes the chance of water puddling on its surface.
On non-living surfaces, such as a man-made structure, consider mounting the 237-L flat against a flat surface on the shady side. This will cause the 237-L’s thermal characteristics to be more similar to those of the surface being studied.