Quality assessment of CAMS radiation service versus ground stations

Last update: Dec. 2017

 

Validation performed by SoDa

This section follows the protocol of validation described here on SoDa. The 1 min BSRN station measurements have been priorly qualified using the quality check procedure available here.

CAMS Regular quaterly validation reports (CAMS website) - Validation results
14 BSRN stations

14 Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) stations spread in the Meteosat 2nd generation coverage, 1 min values. These results takes into account the CAMS radiation bias correction and McClear version 3 available since Oct. 2017

More info on the BSRN stations =>

See obsolete prior validation results (no bias correction and McClear v2)

Validation results

 

Obsolete
validation results

31 INMET stations

31 stations from the Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INMET), hourly values

(NB: obsolete since these statistics doesn't take into account the bias correction and McClear v3 available since Oct. 2017)

- Validation results
11 INPE stations

11 stations from the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), 1 min values

(NB: obsolete since these statistics doesn't take into account the bias correction and McClear v3 available since Oct. 2017)

- Validation results
5 Oman and UAE stations

5 stations - poster , (Sites Oman: Sunainah, Adam Airport, Sur, Muscat Airport. Site UAE: Shams). Validation HC3v4, V5 and CAMS radiation. (email d'EW 26/08/2016 EMS2016/OmanMathilde)

(NB: obsolete since these statistics doesn't take into account the bias correction and McClear v3 available since Oct. 2017)

- Marchand et al. 2017
Irradiation validation report

This online service enables you to carry out the quality assessment of the daily Global Horizontal Irradiation data of three satellite-based resources versus the measurements of 31 stations of the WRDC network. The satellite-based resources are HelioClim-3 version 4, HelioClim-3 version 5 and MACC-RAD. Select the temporal of you choice in the temporal coverage available for each station, and then retrieve a full report in html format of quality assessment.

The Irradiation Validation Report service has been upgraded during the release of Oct. 2017; it allows you to compare HelioClim-3 and CAMS Radiation data with ground measurements at 31 locations for hourly and daily time steps.

 

 

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Validation performed outside SoDa

Ineichen 2016

Independant validation performed by P. Ineichen, University of Geneva - February 2016 - Long term HelioClim-3 global, beam and diffuse irradiance validation

(NB: obsolete since these statistics doesn't take into account the bias correction and McClear v3 available since Oct. 2017)

- Ineichen 2016

 

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