su: Supit-Van Kappel solar radiation model

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

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Description

'su()' calculates daily solar radiation based on daily cloud coverage and temperature range using Supit-Van Kappel model.

Usage

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su(days, lat, lon, extraT=NULL, A=NA, B=NA, C=NA, tmax, tmin, CC)

Arguments

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

Supit-Van Kappel model coefficient 'A'. If 'NA' then A is derived from the map of interpolated coefficients estimated from Meteosat solar radiation data. See details.

B

Supit-Van Kappel model coefficient 'B'. If 'NA' then B is derived from the map of interpolated coefficients estimated from Meteosat solar radiation data. See details.

C

Supit-Van Kappel model coefficient 'C'. If 'NA' then C 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].

CC

Vector of length n containing daily cloud coverage [octas].

Details

Supit and Van Kappel proposed a method for estimating solar radiation from daily cloud coverage and temperature range. Model coefficients A, B and C (if not provided) are derived from interpolated Meteosat-based coefficients from Bojanowski et al. 2013.

Value

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

Note

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

Author(s)

Jedrzej S. Bojanowski

References

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.
Supit, I. 1994. Global radiation. Publication EUR 15745 EN of the Office for Official Publications of the EU, Luxembourg.
Supit, I., Kappel, R.R. van, 1998. A simple method to estimate global radiation. Solar Energy, 63:147-160.

See Also

'sucal' to calibrate the model.

Examples

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require(zoo)
data(Metdata)
tmax <- Metdata$meteo$TEMP_MAX
tmin <- Metdata$meteo$TEMP_MIN
cc <- Metdata$meteo$CLOUD_DAYTIME_TOTAL
days <- Metdata$meteo$DAY
lat <- Metdata$LATITUDE
lon <- Metdata$LONGITUDE
plot(zoo(su(days=days, lat=lat, lon=lon, extraT=NULL, A=NA, B=NA, 
C=-NA, tmax=tmax, tmin=tmin, CC=cc),order.by=days))

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