Uncertainty Estimates for SIRS, SKYRAD, & GNDRAD Data and Reprocessing the Pyrgeometer Data (Presentation)
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility work together in providing data from strategically located in situ measurement observatories around the world. Both work together in improving and developing new technologies that assist in acquiring high quality radiometric data. In this presentation we summarize the uncertainty estimates of the ARM data collected at the ARM Solar Infrared Radiation Station (SIRS), Sky Radiometers on Stand for Downwelling Radiation (SKYRAD), and Ground Radiometers on Stand for Upwelling Radiation (GNDRAD), which ultimately improve the existing radiometric data. Three studies are also included to show the difference between calibrating pyrgeometers (e.g., Eppley PIR) using the manufacturer blackbody versus the interim World Infrared Standard Group (WISG), a pyrgeometer aging study, and the sampling rate effect of correcting historical data.
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- Technical Report
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- Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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- United States
- 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION SIRS; SKYRAD; GNDRAD; PYRGEOMETER; PIR; WISG; ASR; GUM
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