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Yearly changes in surface solar radiation in New Caledonia

Abstract : New Caledonia experiences a decrease in surface solar irradiation since 2004. It is of order of 4 % of the mean yearly irradiation over the 10 years period: 2004–2013, and amounts to −9 W m−2 . The preeminent roles of the changes in cloud cover and to a lesser extent, those in aerosol optical depth on the decrease in yearly irradiation are evidenced. The study highlights the role of data sets offering a worldwide coverage in under-standing changes in solar radiation and planning large solar energy plants such as the ICOADS (International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set) of the NOAA and MACC (Monitoring Atmosphere Composition and Climate) data sets combined with the McClear model.
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Philippe Blanc, Céline Coulaud, Lucien Wald. Yearly changes in surface solar radiation in New Caledonia. Advances in Science and Research, Copernicus Publications, 2015, 12, pp.1 - 4. ⟨10.5194/asr-12-1-2015⟩. ⟨hal-01117393⟩

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