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

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Acronyms and Nomenclature

ASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
CD-ROMCompact Disk-Read Only Memory
CCFCalibration Correction Factor
cfdcumulative frequency distribution
CSNClear Solar Noon
DOEDepartment of Energy
ERSATZmeaning synthetic, or modeled
ETRExtraterrestrial Radiation
HBCUHistorically Black Colleges and Universities
m/smeters per second
NCDCNational Climatic Data Center
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRELNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
NSRDBNational Solar Radiation Data Base
NWSNational Weather Service
PSPPrecision Spectral Pyranometer (Eppley Laboratories)
QCQuality Control
SEMRTSSolar Energy Metorological Research and Training Site
SERISolar Energy Research Institute (now National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL)
SIStandard International
SOLMETSOLar METeorological
SOLRADSOLar RADiation (Network)
SRRLSolar Radiation Research Laboratory
SYIStandard Year Irradiance
SYNCALSynthetic Calibration
TDTape Deck
TMYTypical Meteorological Year
TZTime Zone
UTUniversal Time
WBANWeather Bureau Army Navy
Wh/m2Watt-hours per square meter
WMOWorld Meteorological Organization

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