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Study of the possible benefits of cloud products of EUMETSAT in solar energy

Qu, Z. and Blanc, P. and Lefevre, M. and Wald, L. and Schroedter-Homscheidt, M. and Gesell, G. (2011) Study of the possible benefits of cloud products of EUMETSAT in solar energy. In: Proceedings. EUMETSAT 2011, 5.-9.9.2011, Oslo, Norway.

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Satellite-derived assessments of surface downwelling solar irradiance are more and more used by engineering companies in solar energy. To increase performances, work is on going in the framework of the MACC project funded by the European commission, to improve both the modeling of the radiative transfer and the quality of the inputs describing the optical state of the atmosphere. The present study focuses on the cloudy atmosphere. EUMETSAT provides a range of products which could be potentially used for a proper description of cloud properties: cloud analysis, cloud analysis image, cloud mask. According to our study, the cloud products of EUMETSAT show a noticeable correlation with the ground measurements of solar irradiance. Nevertheless, these products are not suitable for an accurate assessment of the surface downwelling solar irradiance.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Study of the possible benefits of cloud products of EUMETSAT in solar energy
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Qu, Z.MINES ParisTech
Blanc, P.MINES ParisTech
Lefevre, M.MINES ParisTech
Wald, L.MINES ParisTech
Schroedter-Homscheidt, M.DLR
Gesell, G.DLR
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings
Refereed publication:No
In Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:solar energy, surface solar irradiance, clouds, EUMETSAT products
Event Title:EUMETSAT 2011
Event Location:Oslo, Norway
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:5.-9.9.2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Atmosphere
Deposited By: Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt
Deposited On:24 Jan 2012 12:44
Last Modified:24 Jan 2012 12:44

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