Observed reductions of surface solar radiation at sites in the United States and worldwide from 1961 to 1990

@inproceedings{Liepert2002ObservedRO,
  title={Observed reductions of surface solar radiation at sites in the United States and worldwide from 1961 to 1990},
  author={Beate G. Liepert},
  year={2002}
}
  • Beate G. Liepert
  • Published 2002
[1] Surface solar radiation revealed an estimated 7 W/m or 4% decline at sites worldwide from 1961 to 1990. Here I find that the strongest declines occurred in the United States sites with 19 W/m or 10%. The clear sky optical thickness effect accounts for 8 W/m and the cloud optical thickness effect for 18 W/m in three decades. If the observed increases in cloud cover frequencies are added to the clear sky and cloud optical thickness effect, the higher all sky reduction in solar radiation in… CONTINUE READING

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