CAMS McClear: A time-series of solar radiation that would be received on a horizontal plane at ground level if the sky were cloud-free

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Originator(s): Lionel MENARD
Affiliation(s) 1 : MINES ParisTech
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Abstract The CAMS McClear Irradiation service, available worldwide, delivers time series of irradiation that would be observed in a specific site under cloud-free conditions, with a time step ranging from 1 min to 1 month. The Global, Direct and Diffuse Horizontal Irradiation, as well as the Beam Normal Irradiation are provided. The time coverage of the data is from 2004-01-01 up to current day-2.
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CAMS McClear publication:
• Lefèvre, M. et al, 2013. McClear: a new model estimating downwelling solar radiation at ground level in clear-sky conditions. AMT, 6, 2403-2418, doi: 10.5194/amt-6-2403-2013.
• Gschwind, B., et al., 2019. Improving the McClear model estimating the downwelling solar radiation at ground level in cloud free conditions – McClear-V3., Meteorol. Z., doi:10.1127/metz/2019/0946.
Keywords Solar Radiation, Clear Sky, Irradiance, CAMS McClear, MINES ParisTech, ARMINES, DLR, Transvalor, World
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