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  Keywords
Abdel Wahab et al. 2009 Abdel Wahab M., El-Metwally M., Hassan R., Lefèvre M., Oumbe A. and Wald L., 2009. "Assessing surface solar irradiance in Northern Africa desert climate and its long-term variations from Meteosat images", International Journal of Remote Sensing , 31(01) , 261 - 280 . doi: 10.108 0/01431160902882645 Heliosat-2, HelioClim-1, altitude correction

Content: Correction of the irradiation with altitude (SRTM).

Beyer et al. 1995 Beyer H. G., Costanzo C., Reise C., 1995. "Multiresolution analysis of satellite-derived irradiance maps - an evaluation of a new tool for the spatial characterization of hourly irradiance fields". Solar Energy, 55, 1, 9-20. Multiresolution analysis

 

Blanc and Wald 2016 Blanc P. and Wald L., 2016. "On the effective solar zenith and azimuth angles to use with measurements of hourly irradiation". Advances in Science and Research, 13, 1-6, 2016, doi:10.5194/asr-1-1-2016. Solar zenith angle

Blanc et al. 2014 Blanc P.,B. Espinar, N. Geuder, C. Gueymard, R. Meyer, R. Pitz-Paal, B. Reinhardt, D. Renné, M. Sengupta, L. Wald, S. Wilbert, 2014. "Direct Normal Irradiance Related Definitions and Applications: The Circumsolar Issue", Solar Energy, 110, 561–577. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2014.10.001 DNI,  circumsolar

Content: This article deals with the influence of circumsolar on the radiation components.

Blanc and Wald 2012

Blanc, P., and L. Wald, 2012. "The SG2 algorithm for a fast and accurate computation of the position of the sun for multi-decadal time period", Solar Energy, 88, 3072-3083, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.solener.2012.07.018.

Solar Geometry 2

 

Blanc et al. 2011 Blanc P., B. Gschwind, L. Ménard, and L. Wald, 2011. "Satellite-based estimation of surface solar irradiance", June 21st 2011, SPIE Newsroom. <DOI: 10.1117/2.1201105.003735> Generalities on SoDa and HelioClim

Boilley et al. 2016

Boilley A., C. Thomas, M. Marchand, E. Wey, P. Blanc Philippe, 2016. "The Solar Forecast Similarity Method: a new method to compute solar radiation forecasts for the next day". SHC 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, 2-4 December 2015. Energy Procedia, 91, 1018-1023, 2016.

HC3v4 solar forecast similarity method

 

Boilley and Wald 2015

Boilley A., Wald L., 2015. "Comparison between meteorological re-analyses from ERA-Interim and MERRA and measurements of daily solar irradiation at surface". Renewable Energy, 75, 135-143, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2014.09.042.

Re-analyses

 

Bois et al. 2007 Bois B., P. Pieri, C. Van Leeuven, L. Wald, F. Huard, J.P. Gaudillère, and E. Saur, 2007. "Using remotely sensed solar radiation data for reference evapotranspiration estimation at a daily time step", Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Elsevier Masson, 2007, 148 (4), pp.619-630. 〈10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.11.005〉 HelioClim-1 Use case

Content: exploits HelioClim-1, despite large RMSE, in evapotranspiration processes and the caracterization of climates

Collares-Pereira and Rabl 1979 Collares-Pereira M. and A. Rabl, 1979. "The average distribution of solar radiation-correlations between diffuse and hemispherical and between daily and hourly insolation values" Solar Energy, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 155-164. from daily GHI into intra-day GHI

Diabaté et al. 1989 Diabaté L., Michaud-Regas N., Wald L., 1989. "Mapping the ground albedo of Western Africa and its time evolution during 1984 using Meteosat visible data". Remote Sensing of Environment, 27, 3, 211-222, 1989. Ground reflectance / albedo

Dogniaux et al. 1984 Dogniaux R., Grueter J. W., Kasten F., Page J. K., Perrin de Brichambaut C., Treble F. C., Palz W., 1984. "Solar Meteorology (Units and Symbols)" International Journal of Solar Energy, 2, 249-255. Units and solar radiation terminology

Erbs, Klein and Duffie 1982 Erbs D.G., S.A. Klein and J.A. Duffie, 1982. "Estimation of the Diffuse Radiation Fraction for Hourly, Daily and Monthly-average Global Radiation", Solar Energy, Vol. 28, N°4, pp. 293-302. from GHI to DHI

 

Erbs 1980 Erbs, D.G., 1980. "Methods For Estimating the Diffuse Fraction of Hourly, Daily, and Monthly-Average Global Solar Radiation", Masters Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980. from GHI to DHI

Gelaro et al. 2017 Gelaro, R., W. McCarty, M.J. Suárez, R. Todling, A. Molod, L. Takacs, C. Randles, A. Darmenov, M.G. Bosilovich, R. Reichle, K. Wargan, L. Coy, R. Cullather, C. Draper, S. Akella, V. Buchard, A. Conaty, A. da Silva, W. Gu, G. Kim, R. Koster, R. Lucchesi, D. Merkova, J.E. Nielsen, G. Partyka, S. Pawson, W. Putman, M. Rienecker, S.D. Schubert, M. Sienkiewicz, and B. Zhao, 2017. "The Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2)" J. Climate, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0758.1 MERRA-2

Gschwind 2007 Gschwind B., Ménard L., Ranchin T., Wald L., and Stackhouse P., 2006. "A proposal for a thesaurus for web services in solar radiation".O. Hryniewiez, J. Studzinski and M. Romaniuk. EnviroInfo 2007, Varsovie, Poland. Shaker Verlag, vol. 1, pp.135-142. SoDa

 

Gschwind 2006 Gschwind B., Ménard L., Albuisson M., Wald L. 2006. "Converting a successful research project into a sustainable service: the case of the SoDa Web service" Environmental Modelling and Software, Elsevier, vol. 21, pp.1555-1561. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2006.05.002 SoDa website

 

Gschwind et al. 2005 Gschwind B., Ménard L., Albuisson M., Wald L. 2005. "Three years of experience with the SoDa Web service delivering solar radiation information: lessons learned and perspectives". 19th International Conference Informatics for environmental protection EnviroInfo, Sept. 2005, Brno, Czech Republic. pp.95-102. SoDa

 

Gueymard 2008 Gueymard C., 2008. "From global horizontal to global tilted irradiance", Solar 2008 Conf., San Diego, CA, American Solar Energy Society Compute GTI from GHI

 

Holben et al. 2001 Holben B.N., D.Tanré, A.Smirnov, T.F.Eck, I.Slutsker, N. Abuhassan, W.W. Newcomb, J.S. Schafer, B Chatenet, F. Lavenu, Y.J.Kaufman, J. Vande Castle, A.Setzer, B.Markham, D. Clark, R. Frouin, R. Halthore, A.Karneli, N. T. O'Neill, C. Pietras, R.T. Pinker, K. Voss, G. Zibordi, 2001. "An emerging ground-based aerosol climatology. Aerosol optical depth from AERONET", Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 106, Issue D11, 12067–12097. DOI: 10.1029/2001JD900014 Aerosol optical properties

 

Huld et al. 2012 Huld T., R. Müller and A. Gambardella, 2012. "A new solar radiation database for estimating PV performance in Europe and Africa", Solar Energy vol. 86, pp.: 1803-1815 PVGIS

Jones et al. 2017 Jones P. D., C. Harpham, A. Troccoli, B. Gschwind, T. Ranchin, L. Wald, C.M. Goodess, and S. Dorling, 2017. "Using ERA-Interim Reanalysis output for creating datasets of energy-relevant climate variables", Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., doi:10.5194/essd-2016-67, in review. ERA-Interim

König-Langlo 2015 König-Langlo G., A. Driemel, B. Raffel, R. Sieger, 2015. "BSRN snapshot 2015-09, links to zip archives", doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.852720 BSRN data


König-Langlo 2014 König-Langlo G., A. Bücker, F. Richter, R. Sieger, 2014. "BSRN snapshot 2014-06 in two ZIP archives (5.63 GB)", doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.833428 BSRN data

Lefèvre et al. 2007 Lefèvre M., Wald L., Diabaté L., 2007. "Using reduced data sets ISCCP-B2 from the Meteosat satellites to assess surface solar irradiance". Solar Energy, 81, 240-253. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2006.03.008

Heliosat-2, HelioClim-1,

Glitter


Lefèvre et al. 2004 Lefèvre M., Albuisson M., Ranchin T., Wald L., Remund J., 2004. "Fusing ground measurements and satellite-derived products for the construction of climatological maps in atmosphere optics". In Proceedings of the 23rd EARSeL Annual Symposium "Remote Sensing in Transition", 2-4 June 2003, Ghent, Belgium, Rudi Goossens editor, Milpress, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 85-91. Fusing measurements and satellite data

 

Lefèvre et al. 2002 Lefèvre M., Remund J., Albuisson M., Wald L., 2002. "Study of effective distances for interpolation schemes in meteorology". European Geophysical Society, 27th General Assembly, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 4, April 2002, EGS02-A-03429. Interpolation of data

Lefèvre et al. 2000 Lefèvre M., Bauer O., Iehle A., Wald L., 2000. "An automatic method for the calibration of time-series of Meteosat images". International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21, 5, 1025-1045. Calibration of satellite data

 

Moussu et al. 1989 Moussu G., Diabaté L., Obrecht D., Wald L., 1989. "A method for the mapping of the apparent ground brightness using visible images from geostationary satellites". International Journal of Remote Sensing, 10, 7, 1207-1225. Ground reflectance / albedo

Mueller et al. 2004 Mueller R.W., Dagestad K.F., Ineichen P., Schroedter M., Cros S., Dumortier D., Kuhlemann R., Olseth J.A., Piernavieja G., Reise C., Wald L., Heinnemann D., 2004. Rethinking satellite based solar irradiance modelling - The SOLIS clear sky module. Remote Sensing of Environment, 91, 160-174. Clear-sky model

 

Muneer 1990 Muneer T., 1990. "Solar radiation model for Europe." Building Serv. Eng. Res. Techno., Vol. 11, pp. 153-163. Decomposition of GHI into DHI

Content: anisotropic model for the decomposition on the Global Horizontal Irradiation component into Diffuse Horizontal Irradiation component. Also from DHI to Diffuse Irradiation over a tilted plane.


Oumbe et al. 2011 Oumbe A., Blanc Ph., Gschwind B., Lefèvre M., Qu Z., Schroedter-Homscheidt M., Wald L., 2011. "Solar irradiance in clear atmosphere: study of parameterisations of change with altitude". Advances in Sciences and Research, 6, 199-203, doi: 10.5194/asr-6-199-2011. Clear-sky and altitude correction

Perez et al. 2011 Perez R., S. Kivalov, J. Schlemmer, K. Hemker, and T. Hoff, 2011. "Parameterization of site-specific short-term irradiance variability", Solar Energy, Volume 85, Issue 7, July 2011, Pages 1343-1353, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2011.03.016 Temporal variability

Content: Interesting information concerning spatial and temporal variability

Perez et al. 1993 Perez R., R. Seals, and J. Michalsky, 1993. "All-weather model for sky luminance distribution - Preliminary configuration and validation", Solar Energy, Vol. 50, N°3, pp.235-2345. 0038-092X/93 - $6.00 - Copyright 1993 Pergamon Press Ltd. Decompo-sition models

Content: anisotropic model for the decomposition on the GHI into DHI

Perez and Seals 1987 Perez R., and R. Seals, 1987. "A new simplified version of the Perez diffuse irradiance model for tilted surfaces", Solar Energy, Vol. 39, N°3, pp. 221-231. 0038-092X/87 - $3.00 - Copyright 1987 Pergamon Journals Ltd. DHI into DTI

Content: Derive the Diffuse component over a tilted surface from the Diffuse component over the horizontal plane

 

Pfelfroth et al. 2018 Pfelfroth U., A. Sanchez-Lorenzo, V. Manara, J. Trentmann, and R. Hollmann, 2018. "Trends and Variability of Surface Solar Radiation in Europe based on surface- and satellite-based data records", Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 1735–1754.
https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027418
SARAH

 

Qu et al. 2011 Qu, Z., Blanc, Ph., Lefèvre, M., Wald, L., Oumbe, A., 2011. "Study of the MLB parameterisation for change in surface solar irradiance with sun zenith angle in clear sky". Advances in Sciences and Research, 6, 233-236, 2011, doi:10.5194/asr-6-233-2011. Clear-sky

Rigollier et al. 2002 Rigollier C., Lefèvre M., Blanc Ph., Wald L., 2002. "The operational calibration of images taken in the visible channel of the Meteosat-series of satellites". Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 19, 9, 1285-1293. Calibration of satellite data

 

Rigollier et al. 2000 Rigollier C, M. Albuisson, C. Delamare, D. Dumortier, M. Fontoynont, E. Gaboardi, S. Gallino, D. Heinnemann, M. Kleih, S. Kunz, et al., 2000. "Exploitation of distributed solar radiation databases through a smart network: the project SoDa", EuroSun 2000, Jun 2000, Copenhagen, Denmark. SoDa

Ruiz-Arias 2009

Ruiz-Arias J.A., 2009. "Modelization of the Terrain's morphology Influence on the Solar Radiation Field at the Earth's surface". Doctoral Thesis (PhD) eq. 4.34, University of Jaé, April 2009, 202 p.

from GHI to DHI

 

Scharmer et al. 2000 Scharmer K., J.K. Page. L. Wald, M. Albuisson, G. Czeplak, B. Bourges, H. Lund, A. Joukoff, U.Terzenbach, H.G. Beyer, E.P. Borisenkov, 2000. "European Solar Radiation Atlas", 4th ed., Presses de l'Ecole des Mines de Paris: Paris, France,  Volumes 1 and 2. ESRA (clear-sky model and Linke)

Sengupta et al. 2012

Sengupta M., P. Gotseff, D. Myers, T. Stoffel, 2012. "Performance Testing Using Silicon Devices–Analysis of Accuracy" presented at the 2012 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Austin, Texas, 3-8 June 2012

Pyranometers versus cell devices

 

Solar Radiation Atlas of Africa 1991

Solar Radiation Atlas of Africa, 1991. Edited by E. Raschke, R. Stuhlmann, W. Palz, T. C. Steemers. Published for the Commission of the European Communities by A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 155 p.

ESRA

 

Thomas et al. 2016 Thomas C., Saboret L., Wey E., Blanc P., Wald L, 2016. "Validation of the new HelioClim-3 version 4 real-time and short-term forecast service using 14 BSRN stations". Advances in Science and Research, 13, 129-136, 2016, doi:10.5194/asr-13-129-2016 HC3v4 real-time and short term forecast service

 

Thomas et al. 2011 Poster, workshop COST ES1002 WIRE (Weather Intelligence for Renewable Energies), March 22-24th 2011. SoDa products

 

Tournadre et al. 2018 Tournadre B., B. Gschwind, C. Thomas, L. Saboret, P. Blanc, 2018. "Characterizing the confidence in a gap-free static atlas of monthly-averaged BRDF parameters derived from MODIS MCD43C1 v5", Poster at EGU General Assembly. MODIS, ground reflectance, albedo

 

Urraca et al. 2018 Urraca R., T. Huld, A. Gracia-Amillo, F.J. Martinez-de-Pison, F. Kaspar, A. Sanz-Garcia, 2018. "Evaluation of global horizontal irradiance estimates from ERA5 and COSMO-REA6 reanalyses using ground and satellite-based data", Solar Energy 164 (2018), 339-354. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2018.02.059 Comparison ERA-5 / in-situ meas.

Content: This study examines the progress made by two new reanalyses in the estimation of surface irradiance: ERA5, the new global reanalysis from the ECMWF, and COSMO-REA6, the regional reanalysis from the DWD for Europe. Daily global horizontal irradiance data were evaluated with 41 BSRN stations worldwide, 294 stations in Europe, and two satellite-derived products (NSRDB and SARAH) [...].
We conclude that ERA5 and COSMO-REA6 have reduced the gap between reanalysis and satellite-based data, but further development is required in the prediction of clouds while the spatial grid of ERA5 (31 km) remains inadequate for places with high variability of surface irradiance (coasts and mountains). Satellite-based data should be still used when available [...].

Vernay et al. 2013 Vernay C., Blanc P. and S. Pitaval, 2013. "Characterizing measurements campaigns for an innovative calibration approach of the global horizontal irradiation estimated by HelioClim-3", Renewable Energy, Vol., Sept. 2013, pp. 339–347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2013.01.049 Calibration efficiency

Content: Calibration efficiency as a function of the duration and the beginning of the measurement campaign

Vernay et al. 2012 Vernay C., Pitaval S. and P. Blanc, 2012. "Calibration of long-term global horizontal irradiation estimated by HelioClim-3 through short-term local measurement campaigns: extending of the results to European and African sites" World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver, United States (2012) Calibration efficiency

 

Vernay et al. 2011 Christophe Vernay, Sébastien Pitaval, Philippe Blanc, 2013. "Review of satellite-based surface solar irradiation databases for the engineering, the financing and the operating of photovoltaic systems", ISES Solar World Congress, Cancun, Mexico. Comparison of 16 radiation databases

Wald 2007 Wald L., 2007. "Solar radiation energy (fundamentals)". In Solar Energy Conversion and Photoenergy Systems, edited by Julian Blanco and Sixto Malato, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net] Solar radiation energy fundamentals

 

Wald et al. 2004 Wald L., M. Albuisson, C. Best, C. Delamare, D. Dumortier, E. Gaboardi, A. Hammer, D. Heinnemann, R. Kift, S. Kunz, et al., 2004. "SoDa: a Web service on solar radiation", Eurosun 2004, Freiburg, Germany. PSE. GmbH, vol. 3, pp.921-927 SoDa

 

Wald et al. 2003 Wald L., Ranchin T., Lefèvre M., Albuisson M., Remund J., 2003. "Increasing the spatial resolution of gridded data by fusion with other data sets". In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Fusion, Cairns, Australia, 8-11 July 2003, pp. 168-173. Image fusion

 

Wald et al. 2002

Wald L., Albuisson M., Best C., Delamare C., Dumortier D., Gaboardi E., Hammer A., Heinemann D., Kift R., Kunz S., Lefèvre M., Leroy S., Martinoli M., Ménard L., Page J., Prager T., Ratto C., Reise C., Remund J., Rimoczi-Paal A., Van der Goot E., Vanroy F., and Webb A., 2002. "SoDa: a project for the integration and exploitation of networked solar radiation databases". In: Environmental Communication in the Information Society, W. Pillmann, K. Tochtermann Eds, Part 2, pp. 713-720. Published by the International Society for Environmental Protection, Vienna, Austria.

SoDa website

Wald 1990 Wald L., 1990. "Monitoring the decrease of Lake Chad from space". Geocarto International, 5, 3, 31-36, 1990. Ground reflectance / albedo

 

Wey et al. 2012 Wey E., Thomas C., Blanc P., Espinar B., Mouadine M., Bouhamidi M.H., Belkabir Y, 2012. "A fusion method for creating sub-hourly DNI-based TMY from long-term satellite-based and short-term ground-based irradiation data". In Proceedings SolarPACES 2012, 11-14 September 2012, Marrakech, Morocco, USBKey Paper#22983 TMY

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Bibliography Dust

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Ammar et al. 2014 K. Ammar • Mossad El-Metwally •
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Dust, Sahara

 

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Bibliography Helioclim-1

Last update: Jul. 2018

 

(In alphabetic order and and reverse chronological order)

  Keywords  
Abdel Wahab et al. 2009 Abdel Wahab M., El-Metwally M., Hassan R., Lefèvre M., Oumbe A. and Wald L., 2009. "Assessing surface solar irradiance in Northern Africa desert climate and its long-term variations from Meteosat images", International Journal of Remote Sensing , 31(01) , 261 - 280 . doi: 10.108 0/01431160902882645 Heliosat-2, HelioClim-1

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Blanc et al. 2011

Blanc, Ph., Gschwind, B., Lefèvre, M., Wald, F., Wald, L., 2011. "Validating Meteosat-derived surface solar irradiance in Mozambique". In Proceedings of the 30th Symposium of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, Ed. Halounova L., held in Prague, Czech Republic, 30 May – 2 June 2011, available at http://www.earsel.org/symposia//2011-symposium-Prague/Proceedings/, vol. ‘Thermal Remote Sensing', pp. 561-568.

HelioClim-1

 

Bois et al. 2008

Bois B., Wald L., Pieri P., Van Leeuwen C., Commagnac L., Chery Ph., Christen M., Gaudillère J.-P., Saur E., 2008. "Estimating spatial and temporal variations in solar radiation within bordeaux winegrowing region using remotely sensed data". Journal International des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin, 42, 15-25.

HelioClim-1

 

Bois et al. 2008

Bois B., Pieri P., Van Leeuwen C., Wald L., Huard F., Gaudillère J.-P., Saur E., 2008. "Using remotely sensed solar radiation data for reference evapotranspiration estimation at daily time step". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148, 619-630, 2008, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.11.005.

HelioClim-1

 

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Heliosat-2, HelioClim-1,

Glitter

 

Scharmer et al. 2000 Scharmer K., J.K. Page. L. Wald, M. Albuisson, G. Czeplak, B. Bourges, H. Lund, A. Joukoff, U.Terzenbach, H.G. Beyer, E.P. Borisenkov, 2000. "European Solar Radiation Atlas", 4th ed., Presses de l'Ecole des Mines de Paris: Paris, France,  Volumes 1 and 2. ESRA (clear-sky model and Linke)

 

Solar Radiation Atlas of Africa 1991

Solar Radiation Atlas of Africa, 1991. Edited by E. Raschke, R. Stuhlmann, W. Palz, T. C. Steemers. Published for the Commission of the European Communities by A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 155 p.

ESRA

 

Wald 2013

Wald L., 2013, "HelioClim-1: 21-years of daily values in solar radiation in one-click". In Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Environmental Informatics - Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management, p. 143, Eds Bernd Page, Andreas G. Fleischer, Johannes Göbel, Volker Wohlgemuth, Hamburg, 2-4 September 2013, Germany.

HelioClim-1

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Bibliography Heliosat-4 & CAMS radiation products

Last update: Jul. 2018

 

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Blanc and Wald 2015 Blanc P., L. Wald, 2015. "L'estimation du rayonnement solaire au sol par la nouvelle méthode Heliosat-4". La Météorologie, 90, 53-61, 2015. Heliosat-4

 

Blanc et al. 2014 Blanc P., Gschwind B., Lefevre M., Wald L., 2014. "Twelve monthly maps of ground albedo parameters derived from MODIS data sets". In Proceedings of IGARSS 2014, held 13-18 July 2014, Quebec, Canada, USBKey, pp. 3270-3272. MODIS, ground reflectance, albedo

Content: Presentation of the monthly maps of MODIS parameters (fiso, fvol and fgeo) used to generate albedo for each instant in the year, derived from holy maps of collected MODIS maps (holes due to clouds).

Lefèvre and Wald 2016

Lefèvre M. and Wald L., 2016. "Validation of the McClear clear-sky model in desert conditions with three stations in Israel". Advances in Science and Research, 13, 21-26, 2016, doi:10.5194/asr-13-21-2016.

McClear

 

Lefèvre et al. 2013 Lefèvre M., A. Oumbe, P. Blanc, B. Espinar, B. Gschwind, Z. Qu, L. Wald, M. Schroedter-Homscheidt, C. Hoyer-Klick, A. Arola, A. Benedetti, J. W. Kaiser, and J.-J.  Morcrette, 2013. "McClear: a new model estimating downwelling solar radiation at ground level in clear-sky conditions", Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2403-2418, doi:10.5194/amt-6-2403-2013. McClear

 

Oumbe et al. 2014 Oumbe A., Z. Qu, P. Blanc, M. Lefèvre, L. Wald, S. Cros, 2014. "Decoupling the effects of clear atmosphere and clouds to simplify calculations of the broadband solar irradiance at ground level". Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 1661-1669, 2014, doi:10.5194/gmd-7-1661-2014. Corrigendum, 7, 2409-2409, 2014. Decoupling cloudless atmosphere and cloud effects

 

Qu et al. 2016 Qu, Z., Oumbe, A., Blanc, P., Espinar, B., Gesell, G., Gschwind, B., Klüser, L., Lefèvre, M., Saboret, L., Schroedter-Homscheidt, M., and Wald L., 2016. "Fast radiative transfer parameterisation for assessing the surface solar irradiance: The Heliosat-4 method". Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 26, pp. 33-57, doi:10.1127/metz/2016/0781. Heliosat-4

 

Schroedter-Homscheidt et al. 2016 Schroedter-Homscheidt M., A. Arola, N. Killius, M. Lefèvre, L. Saboret, W. Wandji, L. Wald, E. Wey, 2016. "The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) Radiation Service in a nutshell", SolarPACES 2016, 11-14 October 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE. CAMS-RAD service

 

Tournadre et al. 2018 Tournadre B., B. Gschwind, C. Thomas, L. Saboret, P. Blanc, 2018. "Characterizing the confidence in a gap-free static atlas of monthly-averaged BRDF parameters derived from MODIS MCD43C1 v5", Poster at EGU General Assembly. MODIS, ground reflectance, albedo

 

Zhipeng et al. 2012 Zhipeng Qu, Benoît Gschwind, Mireille Lefevre, Lucien Wald. "Improving satellite-derived estimates of surface solar irradiance using a clear-sky model exploiting recent data sets on aerosol properties". EMS Annual Meeting 2012, Sep 2012, Lodz, Poland. McClear

Content: HelioClim-3 version 3 compared to HC3v3-McClear

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Bibliography for Heliosat-5

(In alphabetic order and and reverse chronological order)

 

Amillo et al. 2014 Amillo A. G., T. Huld, and R. Mueller, 2014. "A New Database of Global and Direct Solar Radiation Using the Eastern Meteosat Satellite, Models and Validation", Remote Sensing 2014, 6(9), 8165-8189; doi:10.3390/rs6098165 ?

Content: Compares GHI of Meteosat Prime and Meteosat IODC.

Blanc et al. 2018 Blanc P., B. Gschwind, L. Ménard, L. Wald, 2018. "Monthly averaged maps of surface BRDF parameters in ten spectral bands for land and water masses", Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-141, rejected MODIS, spectral,  ground reflectance, albedo

Content: Even if this paper has finally been rejected, I (Claire THOMAS, Transvalor) recommend you to have a look to this work. It consists of an extension of the previous paper (Blanc et al. 2014) in ten spectral bands.

Blanc et al. 2014 Blanc P., Gschwind B., Lefevre M., Wald L., 2014. "Twelve monthly maps of ground albedo parameters derived from MODIS data sets". In Proceedings of IGARSS 2014, held 13-18 July 2014, Quebec, Canada, USBKey, pp. 3270-3272. MODIS, ground reflectance, albedo

Content: Presentation of the monthly maps of MODIS parameters (fiso, fvol and fgeo) used to generate albedo for each instant in the year, derived from holy maps of collected MODIS maps (holes due to clouds).

Lefèvre et al. 2013 Lefèvre M., A. Oumbe, P. Blanc, B. Espinar, B. Gschwind, Z. Qu, L. Wald, M. Schroedter-Homscheidt, C. Hoyer-Klick, A. Arola, A. Benedetti, J. W. Kaiser, and J.-J.  Morcrette, 2013. "McClear: a new model estimating downwelling solar radiation at ground level in clear-sky conditions", Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2403-2418, doi:10.5194/amt-6-2403-2013. McClear

 

 

Oumbe et al. 2014 Oumbe A., Z. Qu, P. Blanc, M. Lefèvre, L. Wald, S. Cros, 2014. "Decoupling the effects of clear atmosphere and clouds to simplify calculations of the broadband solar irradiance at ground level". Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 1661-1669, 2014, doi:10.5194/gmd-7-1661-2014. Corrigendum, 7, 2409-2409, 2014. Decoupling cloudless atmosphere and cloud effects

 

Qu et al. 2016 Qu, Z., Oumbe, A., Blanc, P., Espinar, B., Gesell, G., Gschwind, B., Klüser, L., Lefèvre, M., Saboret, L., Schroedter-Homscheidt, M., and Wald L., 2016. "Fast radiative transfer parameterisation for assessing the surface solar irradiance: The Heliosat-4 method". Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 26, pp. 33-57, doi:10.1127/metz/2016/0781. Heliosat-4

 

 

 

Rigollier et al. 2004 Rigollier C., M. Lefèvre, L. Wald, 2004. "The method Heliosat-2 for deriving shortwave solar radiation from satellite images", Solar Energy 77(2), pp. 159-169, 2004, doi 10.1016/j.solener.2004.04.017

Heliosat-2

 

 

Xi et al. 2016 Xie Y., M. Sengupta, and J. Dudhia, 2016. "A Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar applications (FARMS): Algorithm and performance evaluation", Solar Energy, Volume 135, October 2016, Pages 435-445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2016.06.003 Heliosat-4

Content: Description of the method FARMS, which is very similar to Heliosat-4.

 

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Bibliography HelioClim-3, Heliosat-2, ESRA, Tubidity Linke factor

(In alphabetic order and and reverse chronological order)

Albarelo et al. 2015 Albarelo T., I. Marie Joseph, A. Primerose, F. Seyler, L. Linguet, L. Wald, 2015. "Optimizing the Heliosat-II method for surface solar irradiation estimation with GOES images. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing", 41, 86-100, 2015, doi: 10.1080/07038992.2015.1040876. Heliosat-2

 

Bauer 1996 Bauer O., 1996. Les échanges océan-atmosphère dans l'Atlantique subtropical nord-est : apports de Meteosat. Thèse de Doctorat, Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, 162 p. Heliosat

 

Beyer et al. 1997 Beyer H.-G., Czeplak G., Terzenbach U., Wald L., 1997. "Assessment of the method used to construct clearness index maps for the new European solar radiation atlas (ESRA)". Solar Energy, 61, 6, 389-397. doi:10.1016/S0038-092X(97)00084-4 ESRA (clear-sky model and Linke)

 

Beyer et al. 1996 Beyer H.-G., Costanzo C., Heinemann D., 1996. "Modifications of the Heliosat procedure for irradiance estimates from satellite images". Solar Energy, 56, 3, p. 207-212. Heliosat-2

 

Blanc et al. 2011 Blanc Ph., Gschwind B., Lefèvre M., Wald L., 2011. "The HelioClim project: Surface solar irradiance data for climate applications" Remote Sensing, 2011, 3, 343-361. doi:10.3390/rs3020343 HelioClim in general

 

Cano et al. 1986 Cano D., Monget J.-M., Albuisson M., Guillard H., Regas N., Wald L., 1986. "A method for the determination of the global solar radiation from meteorological satellites data" Solar Energy, 37, 1, 31-39. Heliosat

Content: In this publication, Cano et al. recommended to apply the Heliosat-2 method only for the slots when the sun is above 18° of elevation. We decided to slightly descrease this threshold to 12° in our implementation of Heliosat-2 (HelioClim-3).

Cano 1982 Cano D., 1982. "Etude de l'ennuagement par analyse de séquences d'images de satellite. Application à l'évaluation du rayonnement solaire global au sol" Thèse de Doctorat, Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications, Paris, France. Heliosat

 

Cros et al. 2006 Cros S., Albuisson M., Wald L., 2006. "Simulating Meteosat-7 broadband radiances at high temporal resolution using two visible channels of Meteosat-8". Solar Energy, 80, 3, 361-367, doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2005.01.012. Heliosat-2

 

Cros et al. 2004 Cros S., Lefèvre M., Albuisson M., Wald L., 2004. "From meteorological satellite data to solar radiation climatological products: the HelioClim database". European Geophysical Union, 1st general assembly, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 6, April 2004, EGU04-A-03853. HelioClim

 

Cros 2004 Cros S., 2004. "Création d'une climatologie du rayonnement solaire incident en ondes courtes à l'aide d'images satellitales (Design of an incident shortwave solar radiation climatology using satellite images)". Thèse de Doctorat en Energetique, Ecole des Mines de Paris, 13 septembre 2004, 157 pages. HelioClim

 

Cros et al. 2004 Cros S., Albuisson M., Lefèvre M., Rigollier C., Wald L., 2004. "HelioClim: a long-term database on solar radiation for Europe and Africa". In Proceedings of Eurosun 2004, published by PSE GmbH, Freiburg, Germany, pp. (3)916-920, ISBN 3-9809656-4-3. HelioClim

 

Cros et al. 2004 Cros S., Chriqi R., Albuisson M., Wald L., Dahman Saidi A., Bennouna M., 2004. "Integration of Meteosat-derived data and digital terrain model into a GIS for local atlases of solar radiation". European Geophysical Union, 1st general assembly, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 6, April 2004, EGU04-A-06543. HelioClim

 

Demarcq 1985 Demarcq H., 1985. "Applications de la télédétection infrarouge et visible en océanographie. Etude de la zone de dilution rhodanienne, observation des zones de production dans le golfe du Lion, et estimation de l'éclairement solaire global en Méditerranée occidentale". Thèse 3ème Cycle, Univ. Aix-Marseille II. Heliosat

 

Diabaté et al. 2004 Diabate L., Blanc Ph., Wald L., 2004. "Solar radiation climate in Africa". Solar Energy, 76, 733-744. ESRA

 

Diabaté et al. 2003 Diabaté L., Remund J., Wald L., 2003. "Linke turbidity factors for several sites in Africa". Solar Energy, 75, 2, 111-119. Linke turbidity factor

 

Diabaté et al. 1995 Diabaté L., Wald L., 1995. "An attempt to estimate the diffuse component of solar radiation on horizontal plane from satellite images", African Journal of Science and Technology, 11, 1, 39-44. Heliosat

 

Diabaté et al. 1989 Diabaté L., Moussu G., Wald L., 1989. "Description of an operational tool for determining global solar radiation at ground using geostationary satellite images". Solar Energy, 42, 3, 201-207. Heliosat

 

Diabaté 1989 Diabaté L., 1989. "Détermination du rayonnement solaire à l'aide d'images satellitaires". Thèse de Doctorat en Sciences, Ecole des Mines de Paris, 272 p. Heliosat

 

 

Diabaté et al. 1988 Diabaté L., Demarcq H., Michaud-Regas N., Wald L., 1988. "Estimating incident solar radiation at the surface from images of the Earth transmitted by geostationary satellites : the Heliosat Project". International Journal of Solar Energy, 5, 261-278. Heliosat

 

Espinar et al. 2012 Espinar B., P. Blanc, L. Wald, B. Gschwind, L. Ménard, E. Wey, C. Thomas, L. Saboret, 2012. "HelioClim-3: a near-real time and long-term surface solar irradiance database". Workshop on Remote Sensing Measurements for Renewable Energy, May 2012, Risoe, Denmark. HelioClim-3 v3

 

Espinar et al. 2009 Espinar, B., Ramírez, L., Polo, J., Zarzalejo, L.F., Wald, L., 2009. "Analysis of the influences of uncertainties in input variables on the outcomes of the Heliosat-2 method". Solar Energy, 83, 1731-1741, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.solener.2009.06.010. Heliosat-2

 

Geiger et al. 2002 Geiger M., L. Diabaté, L. Ménard, L. Wald, 2002. "A Web service for controlling the quality of global solar irradiation" Solar Energy, Elsevier, vol. 73 (6), pp.475-480 ESRA (Clear sky model and Linke), Quality check

 

Grüter et al.  1986 Grüter W., Guillard H., Möser W., Monget J.-M., Palz W., Raschke E., Reinhardt R.E., Schwarzmann P., Wald L., 1986. "Determination of solar radiation at ground level from images of the earth transmitted by meteorological satellites, Solar Energy R&D in the European Community, Series F, vol. 4: Solar radiation data from satellite images", D. Reidel Publishing Co. for the Commission of the European Communities, 100 pp. Heliosat (original)

 

Kasten 1996 Kasten F., 1996. The Linke turbidity factor based on improved values of the integral Rayleigh optical thickness. Solar Energy, 56 (3), 239-244. Linke Turbidity Factor

 

Lefèvre et al. 2004  Lefèvre M., Cros S., Albuisson M., Wald L., 2004. "Developing a database using Meteosat data for the delivery of solar radiation assessments at ground level". In Proceedings of the 23rd EARSeL Annual Symposium "Remote Sensing in Transition", 2-4 June 2003, Ghent, Belgium, Rudi Goossens editor, Milpress, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 485-489. HelioClim

 

 

Lefèvre et al. 2002 Lefèvre M., Rigollier C., Cros S., Wald L., 2002. "Toward a solar climatological database: the HelioClim project". In Proceedings of 22nd EARSeL Annual Symposium "Geoinformation for European-wide integration", 4-6 June 2002, Prague, Czech Republic. Tomas Benes editor, Millpress, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 223-228. HelioClim

 

Lefèvre et al. 2002 Lefèvre M., Rigollier C., Cros S., Albuisson M., Wald L., 2002. "A shortwave radiation database to support GODAE-related activities". Proceedings of the International Symposium "En route to GODAE", 13-15 June 2002, Biarritz, France. Published by CNES, Toulouse, France, 2002, pp. 157-158. HelioClim

 

Marie-Joseph et al. 2013 Isabelle Marie-Joseph, Laurent Linguet, Marie-Line Gobinddass, Lucien Wald. "On the applicability of the Heliosat-2 method to assess surface solar irradiance in the Intertropical Convergence Zone, French Guiana". International Journal of Remote Sensing, Taylor & Francis, 2013, 34 (8), pp.3012-3027. <10.1080/01431161.2012.756598> Heliosat-2

 

Michaud-Regas 1986 Michaud-Regas N., 1986. "Mise en oeuvre et validation d'une méthode opérationnelle et automatique pour l'évaluation d'atlas solaires en Europe à l'aide de mesures satellitaires Meteosat"  Thèse de Doctorat, Univ. Paris VII, Paris, France. Heliosat

 

Moussu 1988 Moussu G., 1988. "Définition d'une méthodologie de détection de phénomènes dynamiques dans une chronique d'images, et son application à quelques études". Thèse de Doctorat en Sciences, Univ. Nice. Heliosat

 

Obrecht 1990 Obrecht D., 1990. "Météorologie solaire et images satellitaires : cartographie du rayonnement solaire, détermination de l'albédo des sols et évaluation de l'ennuagement", Thèse de Doctorat en Sciences, Univ. Nice. Heliosat

 

Page et al. 2001 Page J., Albuisson M., Wald L., 2001. "The European Solar Radiation Atlas: a valuable digital tool". Solar Energy, 71, 81-83, doi:10.1016/S0038-092X(00)00157-2 ESRA (clear-sky model and Linke)

 

Qu et al. 2014 Qu Z., B. Gschwind, M. Lefevre, and L. Wald, 2014. "Improving HelioClim-3 estimates of surface solar irradiance using the McClear clear-sky model and recent advances in atmosphere composition", Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3927-3933, doi:10.5194/amt-7-3927-2014 (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License) HelioClim-3 v3 + McClear

 

Qu 2013

Qu, Z.: Modeling radiative transfer in cloudy atmosphere to assess surface solar irradiance (in French), Ph.D thesis, MINES ParisTech, 202 p., 2013.

Heliosat, HelioClim

 

Remund et al. 2003 Remund J., Wald L., Lefèvre M., Ranchin T., Page J, 2003. "Worldwide Linke turbidity information", Proceedings of ISES Solar World Congress, 16-19 June 2003, Göteborg, Sweden. CD-ROM published by International Solar Energy Society.  Linke turbidity factor

 

Remund et al. 2003 Remund J., Wald L., Page, J., 2003. "Chain of algorithms to calculate advanced radiation parameters". Proceedings of ISES Solar World Congress, 16-19 June 2003, Göteborg, Sweden. HelioClim

 

Rigollier et al. 2004 Rigollier C., M. Lefèvre, L. Wald, 2004. "The method Heliosat-2 for deriving shortwave solar radiation from satellite images", Solar Energy 77(2), pp. 159-169, 2004, doi 10.1016/j.solener.2004.04.017

Heliosat-2

 

Rigollier et al. 2001 The new method HELIOSAT-II. Report 1 to the European Commission, April 2001. (plus some figures in Word file). Report 2, June 2001. Heliosat-2

 

Rigollier et al. 2000 Rigollier C, Bauer O, Wald L, 2000. "On the clear sky model of the 4th European Solar Radiation Atlas with respect to the Heliosat method", Solar Energy, 68, 1, 33-48. doi: 10.1016/S0038-092X(99)00055-9 ESRA (clear-sky model and Linke)

 

Rigollier 2000 Rigollier C, 2000. "Vers un accès à une climatologie du rayonnement solaire : estimation de l'irradiation globale à partir d'images satellitales", thèse de Doctorat en Sciences et Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication, Université Nice - Sophia Antipolis, 194 p. Heliosat-2 Heliosat-2

 

Wald et al. 2011 Wald L., P. Blanc, B. Espinar, B. Gschwind, M. Lefevre, et al. 2011. "Early achievements towards an automatic assessment of the uncertainty in solar irradiation using web services", Pillmann W., Schade S., Smits P. 25th EnviroInfo Conference Environmental Informatics, Oct. 2011, Ispra, Italy. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany, Vol. 1, pp.309-318  HelioClim-3

Comment: Model for the estimation of lower and upper bounds when selecting standard HC3 outputs and horizontal plane orientation (escribed in section 4).

Wald et al. 1992 Wald L., Wald J.-L., Moussu G., 1992. "A technical note on a low-cost high-quality system for the acquisition and digital processing of images of WEFAX type provided by meteorological geostationary satellites", International Journal of Remote Sensing, 13, 5, 911-916. Heliosat

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Bibliography Quality

(In alphabetic and reverse chronological order)

Espinar et al. 2012 Espinar B., P. Blanc, L. Wald, C. Hoyer-Klick, M. Schroedter Homscheidt, and T. Wanderer 2012. "Controlling the quality of measurements of meteorological variables and solar radiation. From sub-hourly to monthly average time periods" EGU General Assembly 2012, Apr 2012, European Geosciences Union 2012, Vienna (Austria) 22–27 April 2012. Poster . Quality check

Content: Poster recapitulative of QC procedures

ISO Guide 1995 ISO Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement: first edition, International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, 1995 Validation protocol

 

Ohmura et al. 1998 Ohmura, A., Gilgen, H., Hegner, H., Mueller, G., Wild, M., Dutton, E. G., Forgan, B., Froelich, C., Philipona, R., Heimo, A., Koenig-Langlo, G., McArthur, B., Pinker, R., Whitlock, C. H., and Dehne, K.: Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN/WCRP): New precision radiometry for climate research. B. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 1998, 79, 2115–2136 BSRN

Content: Table 3 p 2119 gives the uncertainty on the GHI, DHI and BHI components measured by the BSRN stations: +/-5 W/m² for the GHI and the DHI components, and +/-2 W/m² for the BHI. This is why a threshold of respectively 10 W/m² and 4 W/m² is applied on the measurements in the adopted quality check procedure.

Roesch et al. 2011 Roesch, A., Wild, M., Ohmura, A., Dutton, E.G., Long, C.N., and Zhang, T., 2011. 'Assessment of BSRN radiation records for the computation of monthly means', Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 339–354, doi:10.5194/amt-4-339-2011, 2011. Corrigendum, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 973-973, doi:10.5194/amt-4-973-2011. BSRN

 

WMO 2008 WMO: Guide to meteorological instruments and methods of observation, World Meteorological Organization, WMO - No 8, 7th Edn., Geneva, Switzerland, 2008. Quality check recommen-dations

 

WMO 1981 WMO, 1981. Technical Note N° 172, WMO-No. 554, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 121-123. Validation protocol

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Bibliography Spectral

(In alphabetic order and and reverse chronological order)

Aculinin et al. 2016 Aculinin A., C. Brogniez, M. Bengulescu, D. Gillotay, et al. 2016. "Assessment of Several Empirical Relationships for Deriving Daily Means of UV-A Irradiance from Meteosat-Based Estimates of the Total Irradiance" Remote Sensing, MDPI, 2016, 8 (7), pp.537. UV-A from broadband

 

 

Jacovides et al. 2004 Jacovides, C. P., Timvios, F. S., Papaioannou, G., Asimakopoulos, D. N., and Theofilou, C. M.: Ratio of PAR to broadband solar radiation measured in Cyprus, Agr. Forest. Meteorol., 121, 135– 140, 2004. PAR from HC3

 

 

Kato et al. 1999 Kato S., T. Ackerman, J.  Mather, E. Clothiaux, 1999. "The k-distribution method and correlated-k approximation  for  shortwave  radiative  transfer  model" Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 62, 109-121. DOI:10.1016/S0022-4073(98)00075-2. Kato

 

Kravietz et al. 2017 Kravietz A., S. Ka, L. Wald, A. Dugravot, A. Singh-Manoux, F. Moisan, A. Elbaz, 2017. "Association of UV radiation with Parkinson disease incidence: a nationwide French ecologic study" Environmental Research, 154, 50 - 56, doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.12.008 UV and Parkinson desease

 

Lefèvre et al. 2013 Lefèvre M., A. Oumbe, P. Blanc, B. Espinar, B. Gschwind, Z. Qu, L. Wald, M. Schroedter-Homscheidt, C. Hoyer-Klick, A. Arola, A. Benedetti, J. W. Kaiser, and J.-J.  Morcrette, 2013. "McClear: a new model estimating downwelling solar radiation at ground level in clear-sky conditions", Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2403-2418, doi:10.5194/amt-6-2403-2013. McClear

Content: in addition to the description of CAMS McClear, this article provides a very restrictive algorithm to select clear sky instants. It consists of two successive filters. The first one is a constraint on the amount of diffuse irradiance with respect to the global irradiance since the direct irradiance is usually prominent in the case of clear sky. The second filter analyses the temporal variability of the global irradiance. If there is no cloud, the sky should be clear and steady for a long period.

McCree 1972 McCree, K. J., 1972. "Test of current definitions of photosynthetically active radiation against leaf photosynthesis data", Agric. Meteorol., 10, 443–453, 1972 conversion factor from µmol/m2/s into W/m2

 

Udo et Aro 1999 Udo, S. O. and Aro, T. O., 1999. "Global PAR related to global solar radiation for central Nigeria", Agr. Forest. Meteorol, 97, 21–31, 1999. PAR from broadband

 

 

Wald 2018 Lucien Wald, 2018. "A simple algorithm for the computation of the spectral distribution of the solar irradiance at surface"  [Research Report] MINES ParisTech. 2018. Spectral from broadband

 

Wald 2012 Wald L., 2012. "Elements on the Computation of UV Maps in the Eurosun Database" Internal Report. 2012. UV from broadband

 

Wandji Nyamsi et al. 2018 Wandji Nyamsi W., P. Blanc, J.A. Augustine, A. Arola, and L. Wald, 2018. "Deriving Photosynthetically Active Radiation at ground level in cloud-free conditions from Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) products", Biogeosciences Discussion, doi: 10.5194/bg-2017-512. PAR from Kato

 

Wandji Nyamsi et al. 2017 Wandji Nyamsi W., M. R. A. Pitkänen, Y. Aoun, P. Blanc, A. Heikkilä, K. Lakkala, G. Bernhard, T. Koskela, A. V. Lindfors, A. Arola, et al., 2017. "A new method for estimating UV fluxes at ground level in cloud-free conditions" Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, European Geosciences Union, 2017, 10 (12), pp.4965-4978. DOI:10.5194/amt-10-4965- 2017. UV from Kato

 

Wandji Nyamsi 2015

Thèse de William Wandji Nyamsi W., 2015. "Vers une méthode automatique d'estimation de la distribution spectrale du rayonnement solaire. Cas du ciel clair. : Applications à la lumière du jour, photosynthèse et ultraviolet". Soutenue le 6 novembre 2015. MINES ParisTech, spécialité « énergétique et procédés », 124 p.

PAR et UV from Kato

 

Wandji Nyamsi et al. 2015

Wandji Nyamsi W., B. Espinar, P. Blanc, and L. Wald, 2015. "Estimating the photosynthetically active radiation under clear skies by means of a new approach" Advances in Science and Research, Copernicus Publications, 12, pp.5–10. DOI: 10.5194/asr-12-5-2015

PAR from Kato

Content: the Kato bands do not exactly fit the PAR spectral ranges and a spectral resampling is necessary. The authors have developed a resampling method which determine several 1-nm spectral bands whose atmospheric transmissivities are correlated to those of the Kato bands and then use these transmissivities in a linear interpolation process to compute the PAR irradiance. The technique has been numerically validated. The authors conclude that the technique estimates direct and global with very high accuracy. 

Wandji Nyamsi et al. 2014 Wandji Nyamsi W., B. Espinar, P. Blanc, and L. Wald, 2014. "How close to detailed spectral calculations is the k-distribution method and correlated-k approximation of Kato et al. (1999) in each spectral interval?" Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Borntraeger Science Publishers, 2014, 23, pp.547-556. DOI: 10.1127/metz/2014/0607. Kato

Content: authors compared atmospheric transmissivities obtained by the Kato et al. approach against those obtained by spectrally resolved computations using two Radiative Transfer Models (RTMs) in each of the 32 Kato Bands. These calculations were performed for a set of 200 000 realistic atmospheres and clouds. These authors found that the Kato et al. approach offers very accurate estimates of irradiances in all 12 Kato bands covering PAR-range.

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Bibliography temporal variability

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Lave et al. 2017 Matthew Lave, Robert J. Broderick, Matthew J. Reno, 2017. "Solar variability zones: Satellite-derived zones that represent high-frequency ground variability" Solar Energy, Volume 151, 15 July 2017, Pages 119-128, ISSN 0038-092X. Temporal variability

Content: On the PVPMC website, scripts are available to model temporal variability and provides a map over USA to support the use of this application. In order to calibrate models, wind speed and direction is needed. The matter of variability in the PV sector is more and more stringent in particular on islands with coupled PV system+ storage solutions. 

Lave et al. 2013

Matthew Lave, J. Kleiss, J.S. Stein, 2013. "A Wavelet-Based Variability Model (WVM) for Solar PV Power Plants", IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy ( Volume: 4, Issue: 2, April 2013 ), pp. 501 - 509. DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2012.2205716

Temporal variability

 

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Bibliography Validation Results

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Boilley et al. 2016

Boilley A., C. Thomas, M. Marchand, E. Wey, P. Blanc Philippe, 2016. "The Solar Forecast Similarity Method: a new method to compute solar radiation forecasts for the next day". SHC 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, 2-4 December 2015. Energy Procedia, 91, 1018-1023, 2016.

HC3v4 solar forecast similarity method

 

Eissa et al. 2015 Eissa Y., M. Korany, Y. Aoun, M. Boraiy, M. Abdel Wahab, S. Alfaro, P. Blanc, M. El-Metwally, H. Ghedira and L. Wald, 2015. "Validation of the surface downwelling solar irradiance estimates of the HelioClim-3 database in Egypt". Remote Sensing, 7, 9269-9291, 2015, doi:10.3390/rs70709269. HelioClim-3

 

Eissa et al. 2015 Eissa Y., Munawwar S., Oumbe A., Blanc P., Ghedira H., Wald L., Bru H., Goffe D., 2015. "Validating surface downwelling solar irradiances estimated by the McClear model under cloud-free skies in the United Arab Emirates", Solar Energy, 114, 17-31, doi:10.1016/j.solener.2015.01.017. McClear

 

Ineichen 2016 Ineichen P., 2016. "Long Term HelioClim-3 global, beam and diffuse irradiance validation" University of Geneva, February 2016. HC3v4 and v5 validation results

Content: objective validation results ordered by Transvalor directly to Pierre Ineichen. Major result underlined by Pierre is the improvement of version 5 of HelioClim-3 (CAMS McClear clear sky model) compared to obsolete version 4. Please note that these results don't take into account version 3 of CAMS McClear available since Oct. 2017.

Marchand et al. 2018

Marchand M., A. Ghennioui, E. Wey, and L. Wald, 2018. "Comparison of several satellite-derived databases of surface solar radiation against ground measurement in Morocco", Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 21-29, https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-15-21-2018

HC3v4, v5 and CAMS rad, validation results

 

Marchand et al. 2017

Marchand, M., Al-Azri, N., Ombe-Ndeffotsing, A., Wey, E., and Wald, L., 2017. "Evaluating meso-scale change in performance of several databases of hourly surface irradiation in South-eastern Arabic Pensinsula", Adv. Sci. Res., 14, 7-15, doi:10.5194/asr-14-7-2017.

HC3v4, v5 and CAMS rad, validation results

Content: the solar hourly global irradiation received at ground level estimated by the databases HelioClim- 3v4, HelioClim-3v5 and CAMS Radiation Service are compared to coincident measurements made in five stations in Oman (Sunainah, Adam Airport, Sur, Muscat Airport) and Abu Dhabi (Shams). 5 stations - poster . Please note that these results are obsolete since they doesn't take into account the bias correction and McClear v3 of Oct. 2017.

Muneer et al. 2002 Muneer T, and X. Zhang, 2002. "A new method for correcting shadow band diffuse irradiance data" Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 124(1), Feb. 2002. DOI: 10.1115/1.1435647 Rotating Shadow-band correction

Content: If you need to handle the measurements of the Diffuse Horizontal component acquired by a pyranometer and a shadow-band, the values will likely be underestimated. This is due to the fact that the band is occulting a part of the sky and thus a part of diffuse that should be collected by the sensor. Here at MINES ParisTech/Transvalor, we decided to apply the Muneer-Zhang correction which sligthly increase the values for the diffuse component.

Thomas et al. 2016

Thomas C., E. Wey, P. Blanc, L. Wald, M. Lefèvre, 2016. "Validation of HelioClim-3 version 4, HelioClim-3 version 5 and MACC-RAD using 14 BSRN stations". SHC 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, 2-4 December 2015. Energy Procedia, 91, 1059-1069, 2016.

Idem

 

Thomas et al. 2016 Thomas C., Wey E., Blanc P., Wald L, 2016. "Validation of three satellite-derived databases of surface solar radiation using measurements performed at 42 stations in Brazil". Advances in Science and Research, 13, 81-86, 2016, doi:10.5194/asr-13-81-2016. Idem

 

Thomas et al. 2016 Thomas C., Saboret L., Wey E., Blanc P., Wald L, 2016. "Validation of the new HelioClim-3 version 4 real-time and short-term forecast service using 14 BSRN stations". Advances in Science and Research, 13, 129-136, 2016, doi:10.5194/asr-13-129-2016 HC3v4 real-time and short term forecast service

 

Trolliet et al. 2018 Trolliet, M., Walawender, J. P., Bourlès, B., Boilley, A., Trentmann, J., Blanc, P., Lefèvre, M., and Wald, L. 2017. "Estimating downwelling solar irradiance at the surface of the tropical Atlantic Ocean: A comparison of PIRATA measurements against several re-analyses and satellite-derived data sets", Ocean Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2017-95, in review, 2017. Comparison HelioClim 3v5, SARAH 2 and CAMS Radiation Service v2 versus PIRATA (Atlantic) stations

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