Validation Helioclim-3

last update: June 2018

 

Validation of HC3 only

*MSG coverage*

14 BSRN stations

14 Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) stations spread in the Meteosat 2nd generation coverage, 1 min values.

More info on the BSRN stations =>

See obsolete prior validation results (McClear v2)


More info about the BSRN stations

 

See online validation results

 

Take a look to obsolete
validation results

*BELGIUM*

8 RMI stations

8 stations from the Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI), hourly values

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


More info about the RMI stations

 
See online validation results

*BRAZIL*

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)


More info about the INMET stations
 
See online validation results

*BRAZIL*

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)


More info about the INPE stations
See online validation results

*CONGO*

2 stations

Mokabi

Latitude: 3.2765°
Longitude: 16.7478°
Elevation: 466.00 m
Begin date for the report: 2016-03-05
End date for the report: 2016-12-31

Conclusions: Good daily coincidence with the data. The overestimation of HC3v5 is certainly due to the fact that HC3v5 doesn't see certain type of clouds. No overestimation in very cloudy situation, as observed in Northern Europe.

NB: Please note that a discussion is also available at the end of this report about the data for the year 2017. The report has not been produced on the whole period due to the trend of the station to depict a progressive decrease in the measurements, probably due either to a problem in the calibration or to some soiling


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Pokola

Latitude: 1.4037°
Longitude: 16.3167°
Elevation: 332.00 m
Begin date for the report: 2016-03-08
End date for the report: 2016-12-31

Conclusions: Very good adequacy between HC3v5 and the station.

NB: same remarks than for Mokabi, except that the data for Pokola were available until Feb. 2018. Same type of trends on the in-situ measurements is observed. For both stations, we recommend to only use the 2016 measurements.


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Joint validation HelioClim-3 and CAMS radiation

last update: June 2018

*MOROCCO*

5 stations

  - Marchand et al. 2018
* Oman & UAE *
5 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
22 sites in the MSG coverage

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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