The spectral effects of clouds on solar irradiance

  title={The spectral effects of clouds on solar irradiance},
  author={Jasmine S. Bartlett and M. Ciotti and Richard F Davis and John G. Cullen},
Knowledge of th,e spectral attenuation associated with clouds is important for accurate estimates of natural irradiance at the Earth's surface. We compare spectral measurements of visible downwelling irradiance, under varying sky conditions at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with results from a clear-sky model. The spectral effect of clouds is estimated by taking the ratio of the measurements to the modeled irradiances and removing spectrally consistent instrumental effects and errors in the… CONTINUE READING
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