research product . 1978

Estimation of the Solar Radiation Flux for an Arctic Surface

White, William;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 1978
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
A previous study (Davies and Hay, 1978) described a method of calculating hourly and daily values of global solar radiation for cloudless and cloudy sky conditions. This scheme, requiring only upper air data from daily radiosonde ascents, and hourly surface weather observations, has been used successfully at a number of mid latitude sites (Davies et al., 1975; Suckling and Hay, 1976). In this investigation the extension of this method for use in an Arctic environment is presented. Solar radiation received at the earth's surface is the sum of direct and diffuse components. The flux in cloudless conditions is calculated as the residual after attenuation of sola...
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free text keywords: solar radiation, flux, arctic surface, cloud
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