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APOLLO Cloud Product Statistics

Wey, Etienne and Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion (2014) APOLLO Cloud Product Statistics. In: SolarPACES 2013 International Conference, 49, pp. 2414-2421. Elsevier. SolarPACES 2013 International Conference, 17-20 Sept 2013, Las Vegas, USA. ISSN 1876-6102

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610214007103

Abstract

In order to assess the potential electricity production of a solar plant, industry usually uses long term time series of irradiation data. In addition to this, it is possible to obtain from long term satellite images a statistical description of the clouds in the zone of interest. As the clouds are one of the main influencing parameters to the solar irradiation, this additional information can be very valuable to understand location-dependent characteristics when selecting a solar generator's location and to decide on the type of technology most appropriate for the site. The APOLLO (AVHRR Processing scheme Over cLouds Land and Ocean, originally developed for the AVHRR instrument) methodology delivers cloud mask, cloud classification, cloud optical depth, and cloud top temperature as cloud physical parameters for all MSG (Meteosat Second Generation) SEVIRI (Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager) pixels with a temporal resolution of 15 minutes during daytime since 1st February 2004. Based on a long term result of APOLLO at a given point, we introduce a new use of this data, the APOLLO Cloud Product Statistics, to determine the typical cloud situations and spatio-temporal patterns at the location of interest. Together with state of the art solar irradiation estimations, these statistical results can be used to determine several important factors for the choice of the best suited solar technology to use. In the main section, the statistics at the pixel location and in a 49x49 pixel zone around the point are described for a one year time series. Examples of the use of these statistical results are presented to better understand the type of sky patterns at the location.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/92194/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:APOLLO Cloud Product Statistics
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Wey, EtienneTransvalorUNSPECIFIED
Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marionmarion.schroedter-homscheidt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:SolarPACES 2013 International Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:49
Page Range:pp. 2414-2421
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Pitchumani, R.UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Elsevier
Series Name:Energy Procedia
ISSN:1876-6102
Status:Published
Keywords:Solar irradiance; Cloud cover; Cloud Mask; Irradiance ramps; Cloud optical depth
Event Title:SolarPACES 2013 International Conference
Event Location:Las Vegas, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17-20 Sept 2013
Organizer:SolarPACES, IEA
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: Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion
Deposited On:21 Nov 2014 08:17
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:49

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