Solar Irradiance Modelling with NASA WW GIS Environment
AbstractIn this work we present preliminary results regarding a proof-of-concept project which aims to provide tools for mapping the amount of solar radiation reaching surfaces of objects, accounting for obstructions between objects themselves. The implementation uses the NASA World Wind development platform (NASA WW) to model the different physical phenomena that participate in the process, from the calculation of the Sun’s position relative to the area that is being considered, to the interaction between atmosphere and solid obstructions, e.g., terrain or buildings. A more complete understanding of the distribution of energy from the Sun illuminating elements on the Earth’s surface adds value to applications ranging from planning the renewable energy potential of an area to ecological analyses. View Full-Text
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Piragnolo, M.; Masiero, A.; Fissore, F.; Pirotti, F. Solar Irradiance Modelling with NASA WW GIS Environment. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4, 711-724.
Piragnolo M, Masiero A, Fissore F, Pirotti F. Solar Irradiance Modelling with NASA WW GIS Environment. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2015; 4(2):711-724.Chicago/Turabian Style
Piragnolo, Marco; Masiero, Andrea; Fissore, Francesca; Pirotti, Francesco. 2015. "Solar Irradiance Modelling with NASA WW GIS Environment." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 4, no. 2: 711-724.