Modeling Solar Radiation at the Earth's Surface

Recent Advances

Editors: Badescu, Viorel (Ed.)

  • Covers all the aspects of solar radiation computing models
  • Provides a solid understanding of the main mechanisms which determine the behaviour of solar radiation on earth surface and how solar radiation is estimated, measured and interpreted in an applied world
  • All authors are experienced well-known researchers, enjoying worldwide fame as physicists and engineers involved in solar radiation estimation
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About this book

Solar radiation data is important for a wide range of applications, e.g. in engineering, agriculture, health sector, and in many fields of the natural sciences. A few examples showing the diversity of applications may include: architecture and building design e.g. air conditioning and cooling systems; solar heating system design and use; solar power generation; weather and climate prediction models; evaporation and irrigation; calculation of water requirements for crops; monitoring plant growth and disease control; skin cancer research.

Solar radiation data must be provided in a variety of forms to suit these applications. The radiation reaching the upper atmosphere of the Earth is a quantity rather constant in time. But the radiation reaching some point on Earth surface is random in nature. The main cause is the fact that various gases within the atmosphere absorb solar radiation at different wavelengths, and clouds and dust also affect it.

There are two ways to obtaining solar radiation data at ground level: by measurement and by modelling. The book will facilitate the calculation of solar radiation required by engineers, designers and scientists and, as a result, will increase the access to needed solar radiation data.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Solar Radiation Measurement: Progress in Radiometry for Improved Modeling

    Christian A. Gueymard, Daryl R. Myers

    Pages 1-27

  • Fractal Classification of Typical Meteorological Days from Global Solar Irradiance: Application to Five Sites of Different Climates

    Samia Harrouni

    Pages 29-54

  • Modelling the Statistical Properties of Solar Radiation and Proposal of a Technique Based on Boltzmann Statistics

    Joaquin Tovar-Pescador

    Pages 55-91

  • Solar Irradiation Estimation Methods from Sunshine and Cloud Cover Data

    Ahmet Duran Şahin, Zekai Şen

    Pages 145-173

  • Models of Diffuse Solar Fraction

    John Boland, Barbara Ridley

    Pages 193-219

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42078-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling Solar Radiation at the Earth's Surface
Book Subtitle
Recent Advances
Editors
  • Viorel Badescu
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77455-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77455-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-77454-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42078-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 517
Topics