McClear : a new model estimating downwelling solar radiation at ground level in clear-sky conditions

  title={McClear : a new model estimating downwelling solar radiation at ground level in clear-sky conditions},
  author={M. Lef {\`e}vre and Armel Oumbe and Ph. Blanc and Bella Espinar and Beno{\^i}t Gschwind and Zhan Qu and Lucien Wald and Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt and Carsten Hoyer-Klick and Antti Arola and Angela Benedetti and Johannes W. Kaiser and J. J. Morcrette},
A new fast clear-sky model called McClear was developed to estimate the downwelling shortwave direct and global irradiances received at ground level under clear skies. It is a fully physical model replacing empirical relations or simpler models used before. It exploits the recent results on aerosol properties, and total column content in water vapour and ozone produced by the MACC project (Monitoring Atmosphere Composition and Climate). It accurately reproduces the irradiance computed by the… CONTINUE READING
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