HelioClim-3 Current day automatic access ("+ Add meteo" Optional)
|Last update: Jan. 2018|
Warning! It is strongly recommanded to avoid the launch of parallel requests, using the "&" at the end of each wget request line. This would endanger our system.
In brief, as soon as a new Meteosat image is available every 15 min, the HelioClim-3 database is updated in real time. To receive a time series covering the whole current day, we decided to complete the time series by applying a persistence model.
- Subscribe an annual access to HelioClim-3 Current Day service (Contact us)
- Download wget.exe in a directory (on Windows - wget is available by default on Unix)
- In the same directory, create a text file and copy-paste in a single line the following instruction to test this permanent access to Carpentras, France, and change the date to today!:
- Rename the text file with the .bat extension and double click on it to retrieve the
output_HC3-Current-Day_wget.csvoutput file (Windows environment). Rename the text file with a .sh extension and run it using >my_script.sh in a Unix environment.
WGET, in details
wget -O output.csv --header="soda-user: login" --header="soda-passwd: password" ...
passwordauthentication: login and password provided by the SoDa team to access HelioClim-3 within the framework of your subscription. Note that a free permanent automatic access is set up for the site of Carpentras, France, where a Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) station is available with the login/password guest/guest
server: "www.soda-is.com" (main server) or "pro.soda-is.com" (mirror server)
longitude: in degrees, with at least 4 digits after comma
altitude: in meters. Set "elevation=-999" to let SoDa get the elevation from Nasa SRTM database
yyyy-mm-dd: set the first and the last days of the request. MUST BE SET TO TODAY
time_step: "1", "5", "10", "15" (minutes), "h" (hourly), "d" (daily), "m" (monthly)
time_reference: "TU" (universal time) or "TST" (True Solar Time)
tilt_of_panels: from "0" (horizontal) to "90", or "-999" for tracking. More information on plane orientation conventions in SoDa
az_of_panels: from "0" (North), "90" (East), "180" (South) to "270" (West), or "-999" for tracking. More information on plane orientation conventions in SoDa
ground_albedo: from "0.0" to "1.0". A usual inland value is "0.2"
boolean_horizon: optional. Takes into account "1" or not "0" the shadowing effect due to the far horizon. If not set, default value is "0"
hc3_format: optional. The highly recommended value is "unified". If not set, default is the "classic" (deprecated) HC3 format.
: calibration name (default is none). Please refer to the page describing our calibration procedure or/and contact us to ask your questions and receive a quotation.
Outputs: The differences with time series retrieved via the Web interface are:
- the separator is the space for the "classic" HC3 format and the semi-colon for the "unified" HC3 format.
- the time period max retrieved using the wget command is: one month for a 1 to 5 min time step, one year for a 10 min up to one hour time step, and unlimited for the other time steps.
"+ Add Meteo" option: The only difference is that by default, the format is unified. Request:
You can also automatically retrieve time series using the CURL command. The advantage is two fasten the requests by an approx. factor of 2. Note that all parameters described in the WGET section are valid for CURL, except that CURL outputs don't have any header. Don't forget to set the date for today!
curl -f -s -S -F email@example.com -o output.csv --header "soda-user: guest" ...
--header "soda-passwd: guest" http://www.soda-is.com/pub/
With the following stations.txt file format:
# id: station name
# latitude and longitude: in degrees, with at least 3 digits after comma
# altitude: in meters. Use -999 to let SoDa get the elevation from Nasa SRTM database.
# time reference: "UT" (universal time) or "TST" (True Solar Time)
# duration: "15" (minutes), "h" (hourly), "d" (daily), "m" (monthly)
# firstday and lastday: first and the last days of the request, expressed as yyyy-mm-dd
# slope of panel: from "0" (horizontal) to "90" (deg). Use -999 for sun tracking.
# azimuth of panel: from 0° (North), 90° (East), 180° (South), ... Use -999 for sun tracking.
# ground_albedo: from "0.0" to "1.0". A usual inland value is "0.2".
# horizon: "0" to ignore relief shadows (default), "1" or "SRTM" for an horizon computed from SRTM
# calibration: calibration name (default is none)
# format: output file format. Possible values are "classic" (default) or "unified" for HC3. The only possible value is "unified" for HC3+METEO
#id lat lon elevation time duration firstday lastday slope azimuth albedo horizon calibration format
Carpentras 44.083 5.059 -999 UT 15 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 15 180 0.2 1 "" unified
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