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Quality considerations on meteorological parameters to be used for modelling UV radiation
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Paper Abstract

'Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research' is the owner of a network of meteorological stations, established in 1987. 45 of the stations are measuring global radiation, hourly values. These time series are to be used as one of the input parameters for modelling UV-radiation. Also several other meteorological parameters of relevance for modelling UV-radiation are measured in this station network and discussed below. A discussion on quality of these data contains general considerations on the concept of quality, considerations on the methods for making measurements at the specific series from a few sites as well as specific quality considerations on several other available time series of meteorological parameters, like the albedo, precipitation, relative humidity of the air, temperature of the air etc. from the sites. Elements describing the sites are mentioned, like information on the horizon, the geographical coordinates etc. The availability of independent time series of measurements of ozone, cloudiness, precipitation, content of aerosol and vertical distributions of humidity to be used in models are also discussed. Modelling UV-radiation at the ground is defined as a complex problem of data integration using data from different sources. The main part of this paper contains discussion complex data integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6362, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI, 63620Z (12 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688909
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Tor Håkon Sivertsen, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Norway)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6362:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI
James R. Slusser; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comerón, Editor(s)

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