CAMS radiation: A time-series of solar radiation at ground level for Europe, Africa and Atlantic Ocean since 2004

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Originator(s): Lionel Menard
Affiliation(s) 1 : MINES ParisTech
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Abstract The CAMS radiation (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service) service provides time series of Global, Direct, and Diffuse Irradiations on horizontal surface, and Direct Irradiation on normal plane (DNI) for the actual weather conditions as well as for clear-sky conditions. The geographical coverage is the field-of-view of the Meteosat satellite, roughly speaking Europe, Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Middle East (-66° to 66° in both latitudes and longitudes). Data are available with a time step ranging from 1 min to 1 month.
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CAMS Radiation:
• Qu, Z. et al., 2017. Fast radiative transfer parameterisation for assessing the surface solar irradiance: The Heliosat-4 method, Meteorol. Z., 26, 33-57, doi: 10.1127/metz/2016/0781.
Keywords Solar Radiation, Clouds, Irradiance, CAMS, MINES ParisTech, ARMINES, DLR, Transvalor, GA_BUSINESS, Europe, Africa, Atlantic Ocean
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