CMSAF Radiation Data: New Possibilities for Climatological Applications in the Czech Republic
AbstractSatellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CMSAF) data have been studied in the Czech Republic for approximately 10 years. Initially, validation studies were conducted, particularly regarding the incoming solar radiation product and cloudiness data. The main focus of these studies was the surface incoming shortwave (SIS) radiation data. This paper first briefly describes the validation of CMSAF SIS data for the period of 1989–2009. The main focus is on the use and possible applications of CMSAF data. It is shown that maps of SIS radiation in combination with surface data may be useful for solar power plant operators as well as for assessing the climate variability in the Czech Republic during different years and seasons. This demonstrates that the CMSAF data can improve our understanding of local climate, especially in regions lacking traditional surface observations and/or in border regions with a scarcity of stations in the neighboring countryside. Furthermore, data from the recently released SARAH (Surface Solar Radiation Data Set-Heliosat) dataset (1983–2013) are also briefly described and their use for trend computing is demonstrated. Finally, an outlook is given in terms of further possibilities for using CMSAF data in the Czech Republic. View Full-Text
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Žák, M.; Mikšovský, J.; Pišoft, P. CMSAF Radiation Data: New Possibilities for Climatological Applications in the Czech Republic. Remote Sens. 2015, 7, 14445-14457.
Žák M, Mikšovský J, Pišoft P. CMSAF Radiation Data: New Possibilities for Climatological Applications in the Czech Republic. Remote Sensing. 2015; 7(11):14445-14457.Chicago/Turabian Style
Žák, Michal; Mikšovský, Jiří; Pišoft, Petr. 2015. "CMSAF Radiation Data: New Possibilities for Climatological Applications in the Czech Republic." Remote Sens. 7, no. 11: 14445-14457.