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Validating Meteosat-derived surface solar irradiance in Mozambique

Philippe Blanc
Benoît Gschwind
Mireille Lefèvre
Lucien Wald


he solar radiation reaching the ground level on horizontal surfaces is of interest to many domains. The database HelioClim-1 contains daily values of radiation for 21 years: 1985-2005. It has been derived from Meteosat images and covers Europe, Africa and Atlantic Ocean. It is compared to ground-based measurements in Mozambique collected from the World Radiation Data Center. The quality of HelioClim-1 is good: the root mean square difference is approximately 30 W/m², and the correlation coefficient is greater than 0.85. These results are similar to those obtained by previous studies for Europe. HelioClim-1 is freely available through the SoDa Service and offers a reliable and accurate knowledge of the solar radiation and its daily, seasonal and annual variations over recent years.
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Philippe Blanc, Benoît Gschwind, Mireille Lefèvre, Fabien Wald, Lucien Wald. Validating Meteosat-derived surface solar irradiance in Mozambique. 30th Symposium of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, May 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. pp.561-568. ⟨hal-00660935⟩
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