National Solar Radiation Data Base User's Manual (1961-1990)

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Appendix A: Unit Conversion Factors


Appendix B
Station Notes

Appendix B contains ancillary information for each of the 239 stations in the NSRDB. The station WBAN number, latitude, longitude, elevation (meters), time zone, and the periods of time during which solar radiation data were being collected are all included. Information specific to subsets of stations is provided in footnotes.

Stations for which solar radiation data were collected at a location different from the meteorological instruments are identified. Stations which were moved during the 30-year period of record are also noted.



Station Notes For:


Footnotes:

  1. Indicates periods when solar radiation was being measured.
  2. Precipitable water values were obtained from radiosonde data for one or more years.
  3. The period of record for this station is less than 30 years (1961-1988).
  4. The period of record for this station is less than 30 years (1961-1989).
  5. In order to maintain a serially complete record of solar radiation, one or more of the meteorological elements required as input to the METSTAT model (cloud cover and precipitable water (derived from temperature, relative humidity and pressure)) were obtained from other years for 1 to 10 days using the procedure described in Section 5.2.1.
  6. Same as 5 except 11 to 100 days of data were obtained in this manner.
  7. Same as 5 except 101 to 400 days of data were obtained in this manner.


Appendix C: 30-Year Summary of Quality

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