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Title: Effects of the Mount Pinatubo eruption on solar insolation: Four case studies

Abstract

The Southwest Technology Development Institute staff analyzed solar insolation data from four sites recorded during the years 1990 through 1992. Analyses were performed to identify and quantify the effects on insolation caused by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines on June 15th and 16th, 1991. The four monitoring stations that supplied the raw data for this report were: The Southwest Region Experiment Station in Las Cruces, New Mexico; The Solar Radiation Research Laboratory at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado; The Solar Insolation Monitor Program station operated by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in Carrisa Plains, California; and The Solar Insolation monitor station at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Data from each of the sites were recorded by dedicated datalogging equipment. Every effort was made to prevent data acquisition system problems (e.g., drift of the datalogger clock) from influencing the accuracy of the results.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States). Southwest Technology Development Inst.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States). Southwest Technology Development Inst.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10176846
Report Number(s):
SAND-93-7031
ON: DE93018454; TRN: AHC29308%%14
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; VOLCANIC GASES; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; DUSTS; SOLAR RADIATION; MONITORING; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; LONG-RANGE TRANSPORT; DATA ACQUISITION; INSOLATION; NEW MEXICO; COLORADO; CALIFORNIA; SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE; SANDIA LABORATORIES; QUALITY ASSURANCE; ACCURACY; ERUPTION; ASHES; SULFUR DIOXIDE; AEROSOLS; LIGHT SCATTERING; SULFURIC ACID; ATTENUATION; AIR POLLUTION; VOLCANOES; PHILIPPINES; CSP; Concentrating Solar Power; 540120; 140100; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; RESOURCES AND AVAILABILITY

Citation Formats

Rosenthal, A L, and Robert, J M. Effects of the Mount Pinatubo eruption on solar insolation: Four case studies. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/10176846.
Rosenthal, A L, & Robert, J M. Effects of the Mount Pinatubo eruption on solar insolation: Four case studies. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10176846
Rosenthal, A L, and Robert, J M. 1993. "Effects of the Mount Pinatubo eruption on solar insolation: Four case studies". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10176846. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10176846.
@article{osti_10176846,
title = {Effects of the Mount Pinatubo eruption on solar insolation: Four case studies},
author = {Rosenthal, A L and Robert, J M},
abstractNote = {The Southwest Technology Development Institute staff analyzed solar insolation data from four sites recorded during the years 1990 through 1992. Analyses were performed to identify and quantify the effects on insolation caused by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines on June 15th and 16th, 1991. The four monitoring stations that supplied the raw data for this report were: The Southwest Region Experiment Station in Las Cruces, New Mexico; The Solar Radiation Research Laboratory at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado; The Solar Insolation Monitor Program station operated by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in Carrisa Plains, California; and The Solar Insolation monitor station at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Data from each of the sites were recorded by dedicated datalogging equipment. Every effort was made to prevent data acquisition system problems (e.g., drift of the datalogger clock) from influencing the accuracy of the results.},
doi = {10.2172/10176846},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10176846}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {5}
}