Description Usage Arguments Details Value Note Author(s) References See Also Examples

'ha()' calculates daily solar radiation based on daily temperature range using Hargreaves model.

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`days` |
Vector of class 'Date' of length n. |

`lat` |
Latitude in decimal degrees. |

`lon` |
Longitude in decimal degrees. |

`extraT` |
Optional. Vector of length n of extraterrestrial solar radiation [MJm-2]. If 'NULL' then it is calculated by the function. Providing extraterrestrial solar radiation speeds up the computation |

`A` |
Hargreaves model coefficient 'A'. If 'NA' then A is derived from the map of interpolated coefficients estimated from Meteosat solar radiation data. See details. |

`B` |
Hargreaves model coefficient 'B'. If 'NA' then B is derived from the map of interpolated coefficients estimated from Meteosat solar radiation data. See details. |

`Tmax` |
Vector of length n containing daily maximum temperature [C]. |

`Tmin` |
Vector of length n containing daily minumum temperature [C]. |

Hargreaves proposed a method for estimating solar radiation from air temperature measurements. Model coefficients A and B (if not provided) are derived from interpolated Meteosat-based coefficients from Bojanowski et al. 2013.

Vector of length n of daily solar radiation [MJm-2].

'Tmax', 'Tmin' can contain NA's, but length of vectors 'Tmax', 'Tmin' and 'days' has to be the same.

Jedrzej S. Bojanowski

Bojanowski, J.S., Vrieling, A., Skidmore, A.K., 2013. Calibration of solar radiation models for Europe using Meteosat Second Generation and weather station data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 176:1-9.

Hargreaves, G.H., Samini, Z.A.. 1892. Estimating potential evapotranspiration. J. Irrig. Darin. Eng., ASCE 108 (3), 225-230.

'hacal' to calibrate model using reference data, 'bc' to use Bristow-Campbell model to calculate solar radiation based on temperature range.

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