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Advances in Science and Research The open-access proceedings of the European Meteorological Society (EMS)

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Adv. Sci. Res., 14, 35-48, 2017
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21 Feb 2017
Do modelled or satellite-based estimates of surface solar irradiance accurately describe its temporal variability?
Marc Bengulescu et al.

Data sets

ERA-Interim Project
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
MERRA-2 tavg1_2d_rad_Nx: 2d,1-Hourly,Time-Averaged,Single-Level,Assimilation,Radiation Diagnostics V5.12.4
Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO), Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service
The European Earth Observation Pogramme Global Monitoring for Environment and Security GMES
User’s guide to the MACC-RAD services on solar energy radiation resources
C. Hoyer-Klick, M. Lefèvre, M. Schroedter-Homscheidt, and L. Wald
World Radiation Data Centre
World Radiation Data Centre

Model code and software

Ensemble empirical mode decomposition: a noise-assisted data analysis method
Z. Wu and N. E. Huang
On the computational complexity of the empirical mode decom- position algorithm
Y.-H. Wang, C.-H. Yeh, H.-W. V. Young, K. Hu, and M.-T. Lo
Improved complete ensemble EMD: A suitable tool for biomedical signal processing
M. A. Colominas, G. Schlotthauer, and M. E. Torres
Publications Copernicus
Short summary
This study investigates the characteristic time-scales of variability found in long-term time-series of daily means of surface solar irradiance (SSI). Estimates of SSI from satellite-derived HelioClim-3 and radiation products from ERA-Interim and MERRA-2 re-analyses are compared to WRDC measurements. It is found that HelioClim-3 renders a more accurate picture of the variability found in ground measurements, not only globally, but also with respect to individual characteristic time-scales.
This study investigates the characteristic time-scales of variability found in long-term...