National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) SolarAnywhere 10 km Model Output for 1989 to 2009
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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) SolarAnywhere 10 km Model Output for 1989 to 2009 Date: Date: Date: 2012-06-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Identifier: Identifier: Code: NCEI DSI 3284_02 Identifier: Identifier: Code: gov.noaa.ncdc:C00845 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Role: Role code: publisher Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: DOE/NREL > National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: DOE/NREL > National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy Role: Role code: author Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Position name: User Engagement and Services Branch Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: +1 828-271-4800 Facsimile: +1 828-271-4876 Address: Address: Delivery point: Federal Building, Room 468 Delivery point: 151 Patton Avenue City: Asheville Administrative area: NC Postal code: 28801-5001 Country: USA Electronic mail address: ncei.orders@noaa.gov Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/land-based-station-data/land-based-datasets/solar-radiation Protocol: HTTPS Application profile: Information Name: NCEI Solar Radiation Dataset Page Description: Information and resources for the NSRDB Station Data Output. Function: Online function code: information Hours of service: 8:00 - 5:00 Eastern Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: tableDigital Other citation details: NCDC DSI-3284 Abstract: The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) was produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The 1991-2010 NSRDB is an update of the 1991-2005 NSRDB released in 2006 and archived at NCDC. The serially complete hourly data provided in the NSRDB update are provided in two output formats: 1) ground-based solar and meteorological dataset, and 2) 10 km gridded output produced by the SUNY model. The 10 km gridded output is from the State University of New York/Albany (SUNY) satellite radiation model developed by Richard Perez and Clean Power Research. Data in the NSRDB are a slightly modified version of the SolarAnywhere dataset distributed by Clear Power Research. The modifications are detailed in the NSRDB User's Manual. The model uses hourly radiance images estimated from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) imagery, daily snow cover data, and monthly averages of atmospheric water vapor, trace gases, and the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere to calculate the hourly total irradiance (sun and sky) falling on a horizontal surface. Atmospheric water vapor, trace gases, and aerosols are derived from a variety of sources. In simple terms, this satellite model uses the inverse relationship between reflected irradiance (that reflected by clouds and atmosphere back to space and the satellite sensor) and ground irradiance (that transmitted through the atmosphere to the Earth's surface). The high-resolution 10-km gridded data set from the SUNY model provides a consistency in modeled output data for its period of record for the years 1998 to 2009, the period for which necessary GOES imagery was available for the project. The SUNY model produces estimates of global and direct irradiance at hourly intervals on the 10-km grid for 49 states, excluding Alaska, where the geostationary satellites cannot resolve cloud cover with necessary detail. Although GOES images provide up to 1-km resolution, in the SUNY model, these data are down-sampled to 10-km resolution (0.1 degree x 0.1 degree). This resolution is adequate for most solar radiation resource applications and represents a practical trade-off between resolution and processing and data storage considerations. The model uses both GOES-East and GOES-West satellites for complete spatial coverage of the United States. Purpose: To provide estimates of solar radiation over a period of time and space adequate to establish means and extremes and at a sufficient number or locations to represent regional solar radiation climates. 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Function: Online function code: information Hours of service: 8:00 - 6:00 Eastern Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded Graphic overview: BrowseGraphic: File name: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/341px_width/public/solar-radiation-1.jpg File description: Image of solar radiation. File type: JPEG Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Aerosols > Aerosol Optical Depth/Thickness Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Dew Point Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Indicators > Total Precipitable Water Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Ceiling Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Frequency Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Snow Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds Keyword: Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth Keyword: Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Visible Wavelengths Type: Keyword type code: theme Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Date: Date: Date: 2018 Date type: Date type code: revision Edition: Version 8.6 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Global Change Data Center, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords Protocol: HTTPS Application profile: Web Browser Name: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords Description: The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. 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Function: Online function code: information Role: Role code: publisher Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America Type: Keyword type code: place Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Date: Date: Date: 2018 Date type: Date type code: revision Edition: Version 8.6 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Global Change Data Center, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords Protocol: HTTPS Application profile: Web Browser Name: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords Description: The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. 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Function: Online function code: information Role: Role code: publisher Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Vertical Location > Land Surface Type: Keyword type code: stratum Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Date: Date: Date: 2018 Date type: Date type code: revision Edition: Version 8.6 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Global Change Data Center, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords Protocol: HTTPS Application profile: Web Browser Name: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords Description: The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. 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Function: Online function code: information Role: Role code: publisher Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Keyword: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Type: Keyword type code: dataCentre Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords Date: Date: Date: 2018 Date type: Date type code: revision Edition: Version 8.6 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Global Change Data Center, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords Protocol: HTTPS Application profile: Web Browser Name: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords Description: The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords. Function: Online function code: information Role: Role code: publisher Resource constraints: title: Distribution Liability Legal constraints: uuid: dadd4ac3-2b9f-4db5-8603-71285b94c3d7 Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives. Resource constraints: title: Use Liability Legal constraints: uuid: e8163b1b-fb5a-4f4e-8d5c-ed06da10e21b Use constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose. Language: eng; USA Topic category: Topic category code: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: 170.0 East bound longitude: -60.0 South bound latitude: 15.0 North bound latitude: 60.0 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 1989-01-01 End date: 2009-12-31
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Data quality info: Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: repository Level description: Scope description: Other: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information Lineage: Lineage: Process step: Process Step: Description: NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015. Date and time: 2015-04-22T00:00:00
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Metadata maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded Maintenance note: Bulk metadata change applied on 2023-06-23. See version control repository history for metadata change details.
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