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

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List of Figures

  • 1-1 Map showing locations of all primary and secondary stations used in the NSRDB

  • 3-1 Data for Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the NSRDB synoptic format

  • 3-2 Data for Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the TD-3282 format

  • 3-3 Part of the daily statistics file for Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 3-4 Part of the hourly statistics file for Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 3-5 The persistence statistic file for Albuquerque, New Mexico, for September

  • 3-6 The quality statistics file for Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 4-1 Station location and periods of data collection for the NWS-SOLRAD Network

  • 5-1 Monthly means and standard deviations of broadband aerosol optical depth for all years vs. day of the year for Albuquerque. A sine function is fitted to the data

  • 5-2 Monthly mean differences between calculated aerosol optical depth for individual days and daily values derived from the seasonal sine function for Albuquerque. The solid curve was obtained by smoothing Lidar measurements at Mauna Loa, Hawaii and SAGE II satellite measurements and represents stratospheric aerosol optical depth

  • 6-1 Block diagram of the meteorological-statistical (METSTAT) model developed for estimating solar radiation from meteorological parameters

  • 6-2 Cumulative frequency distributions (cfd's of effective opaque cloud cover for each of the 11 values of observed opaque cloud cover. (Derived from cfds for direct normal data for clear-dry atmospheres with no translucent clouds)

  • 7-1 Serial plot of the mean daily calibration correction factors (CCFs) for Fresno, California, from June 1962 to February 1963. An apparent instrument change occurred on about October 22, 1962. (Eppley Model 50 pyranometer, Serial No. 1798, Parsons Black sensor.)

  • 7-2 Serial plot of the mean daily calibration correction factors (CCFs) for Santa Maria, California, from November 1963 to December 1966. A significant (14.5%) reduction in sensitivity occurred over this time. (Eppley Model 50 pyranometer, Serial No. 3201, Parsons Black sensor.)

  • 7-3 Isotropic, vector, and matrix calibration correction factors (CCFs) for the Eppley Model 50 pyranometer (Serial No. 3201) in use at Santa Maria, California, from November 27, 1963 to February 7, 1967

  • 8-1 Scatter plot (in K-Space) of solar radiation data for Nashville, Tennessee, for April. The curved boundaries are used for quality assessment

  • 9-1 Overview of the data base production process


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