meteorology solar radiation measurement Articles

  • Relating geo–meteorological parameters to global solar radiation for Egypt by Iranna–Bapat's estimation models

    Estimation of solar radiation is considered as the most important parameter for the design and development of various solar energy systems. But, the availability of the required data is very scarce and often not readily accessible. The foremost objective of the present study was to estimate the monthly average global solar radiation (GSR) at various locations for Egypt, by the generalised ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Onsite Meteorological Data - Everything You Need To Know

    Most AERMOD dispersion modeling is conducted using meteorological data from a nearby airport.  As long as the airport is reasonably representative of your source location, there is nothing wrong with that: airports are often a source of high quality data and located near major population centers and thus, major air pollution sources.   ...

  • Comparison of meteorological pre-processors during high-latitude winter conditions

    The performance of two meteorological pre-processors, which calculate the surface fluxes of heat and momentum from routine meteorological observations, was studied during two winter months at high latitudes, characterised by low solar altitudes and snow-covered surfaces, i.e. high albedo values. This, together with low temperatures and low wind speeds, causes stable stratification (often with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring of the Sunshine Duration

    The WMO (World Meteorological Organization) defines the Sunshine Duration as the time during which the direct solar radiation exceeds the level of 120 W/m2.   The DeltaOHM sensor LPSD18, performs the measure of radiation with an array of photodiodes arranged in a particular geometry which allows to obtain an accurate measurement in any ...


    By Delta OHM S.r.L.

  • TMY – typical meteorological year - What should it represent and what means P50, P70 and P90

    Technical Top Tip courtesy of Suntrace Solar Resource Assessment 1. What is a TMY? A Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) is a data set giving values in high time resolution. It shall well represent the characteristic meteorological conditions of average years at a site. Energy performance calculations to predict ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Advanced offshore measurements to support wind energy production, weather forecasting, and emergency response

    Sonoma Technology, Inc. (STI), with support from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, is leading a unique partnership of corporate, government, and university researchers to develop a marine environmental observations program in the Gulf of Mexico. The primary goal of this project is to develop a framework of advanced offshore measurements to support emergency response, oil and gas exploration ...

  • The seasonal variation of urban air quality in northern European conditions

    Meteorological conditions in northern Europe vary widely with the seasons. Consequently, the seasonal variation of urban air pollution is, to a large extent, determined by those meteorological variables which are important for air quality. We present first results on the yearly variation of atmospheric stability (and the occurrence of inversion layers), wind velocity, ambient temperature, solar ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Baseline data in air quality impact studies

    The main objective of this paper is to explain not only the importance of the baseline data in air quality studies but also the general procedures and steps involved in the baseline data collection. Special considerations on the instruments and measurements for a perfect baseline data collection are also emphasized in this paper. As an example, an adequate baseline data collection procedure which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lufft snow height sensor SHM30 at ICIMOD-station in Yala Glacier, Nepal - Case Study

    Langtang is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and bordering Tibet. Since 2011, it has been the focus of intense glaciological, meteorological, and hydrological fieldwork over the past four years as part of the Norwegian-supported cryosphere monitoring project (Cryosphere Monitoring Program CMP). In order to observe air temperature, wind speed, solar ...

  • Global aerosols studied by NILU

    Aerosols scatter and absorb solar radiation and thereby influence the radiation in the atmosphere and the global climate. To understand the climate system and the ongoing climate change it is important to know the distribution of aerosols in the atmosphere. Satellites provide an extremely useful tool to study this distribution, especially since it is very inhomogeneous with respect to ...

  • A model to predict diurnal pollen shed in maize

    We have developed a mathematical model to predict the diurnal pattern of maize (Zea mays L.) pollen shed on the basis of local meteorological conditions. Our goal is to improve simulations of maize pollen dispersion that have typically released pollen at a constant rate in contrast with measurements of pollen shed that show diurnal variation in the rate of shed. Measurements coupling pollen shed ...

  • Smart PV Monitoring with smart Weather Stations

    Goodbye Cable Clutter, Hello All-In-One Weather Sensors: Lufft is proof of the fact that professional measurement technology does not always have to be complicated. With our experience in weather sensor manufacturing we are the first to offer modular, all-in-one weather sensors for the solar energy industry that require only a single cable connection. Everything you need for solar monitoring is ...

  • Case study - Barnsley Council

    As part of their commitment to improving the energy efficiency of all homes and buildings within their borough, Barnsley Council contacted Logic Energy to see if they could assist Dearne Carrfield Primary School in discovering their “green potential” before investing in a renewable energy system. With solar thermal systems, wind, solar PV and biomass systems all an option, the school ...


    By Logic Energy Ltd.

  • Weather Information Service Engine Project (WISE)

    Weather Information Service Engine Project (WISE) is dedicated to resolve urban environmental issues including high-resolution weather forecasting, urban flooding prediction, road meteorology and urban carbon dynamics, and new urban service systems to minimize and mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and climate change on urban dwellers. WISE is targeting South Korea’s capitol, ...


    By Apogee Instruments, Inc.

  • Case study - Buoy-based temperature profiling in the Bavarian Lakes

    In summertime a temperature stratification occurs in deep lakes – the surface water is warm, but deep down the water is cold.  This has considerable influence on the nutrient balance and the biological habitat in these lakes. Due to generally higher air temperatures induced by the climate change, both change and have effects on the life conditions of the ecosystems in the lakes. ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • ´More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.´ – the NYS Mesonet

    “More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.” – that’s the slogan of New York State Mesonet. The weather observation network consists of a total of 125 weather stations all over the state of New York and Lufft was selected as one of the vendors to support them in capturing the data. All 125 of the weathers stations have the standard instrumentation suite. Of those 125, 17 ...

  • Status of black carbon monitoring in ambient air in Europe

    Black carbon (BC) is increasingly discussed in science and environmental policy areas as an example of an air pollutant that affects both human health and contributes to climate change (e.g. WHO, 2012; UNEP/WMO, 2011; Bond et al., 2013; IPCC, 2013). In order to be able to make comparable measurements of BC in ambient air and to relate BC monitoring to health impacts and climate change it is ...

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