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Pacific Northwest Solar Radiation Data book

This book contains a great deal of useful information pertinent to the measurement of solar radiation. Also included are some things, such as data sets and information about our monitoring stations, which you'll find somewhat dated in comparison with other resources available on this Web site. The entire book, with the exception of the data sets is in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). The data sets are plain ASCII text.

Table of Contents [4K]
Title Page & Sponsors [84KB]
Forward & I. Introduction [158KB]
II. Historical Backgroud [63KB]
III. Value of Long-Term Data [26KB]
IV. Station Information and Instrument Comparison [59KB]
V. Data Handling Procedures [16KB]
VI. Sensor Calibrations [108KB]
VII. Solar Data Comparisons [67KB]
VIII. Use of Chart Records in Data Analysis [438KB]
IX. Impact of Aerosols from the Eruption of El Chichon [203KB]
X. Correlations Between Diffuse and Global Irradiance [189KB]
XI. Diffuse-Global Correlations - Seasonal Variations [229KB]
XII. Beam-Global Correlations [300KB]

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Appendix A: Monthly Averaged Data [73KB]

[Summary Files, tab-separated ASCII text]

Idaho

Aberdeen, ID

Global
Diffuse
Temperature
Rainfall
Relative humidity
Wind speed
Wind direction

Boise, ID

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature
Tilted 25° SE

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature

Kimberly/Twin Falls, ID

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse Values
Temperature Data
Rainfall
Relative humidity
Wind speed
Wind direction

Parma, ID

Global
Diffuse
Temperature
Rainfall
Relative humidity
Wind speed
Wind direction

Picabo, ID

Global
Diffuse
Temperature
Rainfall
Relative humidity
Wind speed
Wind direction
Oregon

Bend, OR

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature

Burns, OR

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature

Christmas Valley, OR

Global
Diffuse
Temperature
Rainfall
Relative humidity
Wind speed
Wind direction

Coos Bay, OR

Global

Eugene, OR

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature
Relative humidity
Wind speed
Tilted 30° S
Tilted 45° S
Tilted 60° S
Tilted 90° S
Tilted 90° N
Ultraviolet

Hermiston, OR

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature

Hood River, OR

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature

La Grande, OR

Global

Madras, OR

Global
Diffuse
Temperature
Rainfall
Relative humidity
Wind speed
Wind direction

Portland, OR

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature
Tilted 45° S

Whitehorse Ranch, OR

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature
Utah

Moab, UT

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature
Tilted 25° S
Wyoming

Green River, WY

Global
Direct normal
Diffuse
Temperature
Tilted 25° S

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Appendix B: Daily Plots of Burns and Eugene Data [3KB]
Burns 1998 Plots [13KB]
Eugene 1998 Plots [36KB]

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Appendix C: Useful Conversion Factors [4KB]

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Last revised: May 9, 2011.


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