Global radiation at the Earth-surface derived from METEOSAT-data (DWD-Archive) from 1994 on.Entry ID: DWD-METEOSAT_Glob.rad.
Abstract: Since 1985, the German Meteorological Service DWD (Deutscher Wetterdienst) has
been extracting the global radiation from METEOSAT visible data based on a
method which was developed by Moeser and Raschke (1984). The method combines
results from radiative transfer calculations with cloud information from
METEOSAT-VIS data. The area of investigation is Central Europe.
The global radiation is one ... component of the radiation balance at the surface.
The radiation balance is an important climate parameter, because it describes
part of the ernergy fluxes between the surface and the atmosphere. Information
on the global radiation is also needed for agricultural applications and for
solar energy research.
Product pricing depends on scientific or commercial use.
General information about the DWD is provided on Web .
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Start Date: 1985-04-01
ISO Topic Category
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: annegret.gratzki at dwd.de
Deutscher Wetterdienst Postfach 100465
Postal Code: D-63004
A. Gratzki, W. Benesch, 1994: Modifications in the operational extraction of the solar irradiance at ground level from METEOSAT data.
Proceedings of the 10th METEOSAT Scientific Users' Conference. Cascais,
Portugal, 5th-9th September 1994. EUM P 15, EUMETSAT.
W. Moeser, E. Raschke, 1984: Incident solar radiation over Europe estimated from METEOSAT data. J. Climate Appl. Meteor., 23, pp 166-170.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 1996-04-02