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Energy-specific solar radiation data from MSG: The Heliosat-3 Project

Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion and Betcke, Jethro and Breitkreuz, Hanne-Katarin and Hammer, Annette and Heinemann, Detlev and Heinicke, Susanne and Lorenz, Elke and Petrak, Sibylle and Holzer-Popp, Thomas and Wald, Lucien (2006) Energy-specific solar radiation data from MSG: The Heliosat-3 Project. In: Proceedings of the 3rd MSG RAO Workshop, 15 June 2006, pp. 52-57. ESA Publications Division. 3rd MSG RAO Workshop, 2006-06-15, Helsinki, Finnland. ISBN 92-9092-930-8. ISSN 0379-6566

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Solar energy technologies such as photovoltaics, solar thermal power plants, passive solar heating/cooling systems and day lighting in buildings are expected to continue their very rapid growth. In this context the availability of reliable solar radiation data is of high economic value both for planning and operating these systems. HELIOSAT-3 aims the quantification of surface solar irradiance in cloud free and cloudy situations and additional energy-specific parameters as direct normal and diffuse irradiance over Europe and Africa using the enhanced capabilities of MSG. Emphasis is laid on clouds, water vapor, aerosols and ozone and their influence on surface solar irradiance. Several projects as e.g. the HELIOSAT-3 and PVSAT-2 European Commission FP5 and the ENVISOLAR (ESA Earth Observation Market Development Program) projects made profit from the data access and additional MSG product information obtained through the RAO program. The paper focuses on results obtained during the RAO project based on funding in HELIOSAT-3, PVSAT-2 and ENVISOLAR projects.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Energy-specific solar radiation data from MSG: The Heliosat-3 Project
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schroedter-Homscheidt, MarionUNSPECIFIED
Betcke, JethroUniv. Oldenburg
Breitkreuz, Hanne-KatarinUniv. Würzburg
Hammer, AnnetteUniv. Oldenburg
Heinemann, DetlevUniv. Oldenburg
Heinicke, SusanneUniv. Oldenburg
Lorenz, ElkeUniv. Oldenburg
Petrak, SibylleUniv. Oldenburg
Holzer-Popp, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Wald, LucienENSMP
Date:July 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 3rd MSG RAO Workshop, 15 June 2006
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 52-57
Publisher:ESA Publications Division
Keywords:HELIOSAT-3, MSG, Strahlung, Erdbeobachtung
Event Title:3rd MSG RAO Workshop
Event Location:Helsinki, Finnland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-06-15
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Datenprodukte für Klima- und Atmosphärenanwendungen (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Climate and Atmospheric Products
Deposited By: Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt
Deposited On:07 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:20

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