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Energy specific Solar Radiation Data from Meteosat Second Generation: The Heliosat-3 project.

Acronyme: Heliosat-3

Mots clés
Production et utilisation, météo et climat, modélisation du rayonnement solaire, satellite météorologique, ciel clair

Ineichen Pierre

Responsable du projet
Pierre Ineichen

Participants extérieurs
Université d'Oldenburg, Université de Bergen, Ecole Nationale des Mines de Lyon

Remote Sensing from satellites is a central issue in monitoring and forecasting the state of the earth’s atmosphere. Geostationary satellites such as Meteosat provide cloud information in a high spatial and temporal resolution. Such satellites are therefore not only useful for weather forecasting, but also for the estimation of solar irradiance since the knowledge of the light reflected by clouds is the basis for the calculation of the transmitted light. Additionally an appropriate knowledge of atmospheric parameters involved in scattering and absorption of the sunlight is necessary for an accurate calculation of the solar irradiance.

An accurate estimation of the downward solar irradiance is not only of particular importance for the assessment of the radiative forcing of the climate system, but also absolutely necessary for an efficient planning and operation of solar energy systems. Within the EU funded HELIOSAT-3 project solar irradiance data with a high accuracy, a high spatial and temporal resolution and a large geographical coverage will be provided, using the enhanced capabilities of the new MSG satellite. The expected quality of the solar irradiance data will be a substantial improvement with respect to the available methods and will better match the needs of customers of the resulting products.



A new generation of satellite based solar irradiance calculation schemes.
R. W. Mueller , K.F. Dagestad , D. Dumortier , P.Ineichen , A. Hammer , D. Heinemann , R. Kuhlemann ,J.A. Olseth , C. Piernaviera , M. Schroedter , A. Skartveit , L. Wald
AERSEL Conference, 2002, EGS conf. 2002

The use of Meteosat second generation satellite data within a new type of solar irradiance calculation scheme.
R.W. Muller, K.F. Dagestad, D. Dumortier, P. Ineichen, A. Hammer, D. Heinemann, R. Kuhlemann, J.A. Olseth, C. Piernaviera, M. Schroedter, A. Skartveit, L. Wald
EUMETSAT Conference, 2-6 Sept. 2002, Dublin.

A new airmass independent formulation for the Linke turbidity coefficient (pdf)
Pierre Ineichen, Richard Perez.
Solar Energy, Vol 73, N° 3, 151-157, (2002)

A new operational model for satellite-derived irradiances: description and validation (pdf)
R. Perez, P. Ineichen, K. Moore, M. Kmiecik, C. Chain, R. George, F. Vignola.
Solar Energy, Vol 73 N°5,307-317 (2002)

Rethinking satellite based solar irradiance modelling - The SOLIS clear sky module -. (pdf)
R.W. Mueller, K.F. Dagestad, P. Ineichen, M. Schroedter, S. Cros, D. Dumortier, R. Kuhlemann J.A. Olseth, G. Piernavieja, C. Reise, L. Wald, D. Heinnemann.
Remot. Sens. Environ. 91, 2004, pp160-174

Angular distribution of the diffuse illuminance (pdf)
Pierre Ineichen
Heliosat-3 project, ENK5-CT-2000.00332, 2005

Comparison of eight clear sky broadband models against 16 independent databanks. (pdf)
P. Ineichen
Solar Energy 80, 2006, pp468-478

Début - fin
2001-01-01 - 2005-02-01