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Surface solar irradiance data are important for planning and estimating the production of solar power plants. Long-term high quality surface solar radiation data are needed for monitoring climate change. The broadband Surface Solar Irradiance (SSI, 0.2-4.0 micron) is derived from the OMI O2-O2 effective cloud fraction. The OMI SSI algorithm is based on the Heliosat method.

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Citation

When the data is used in scientific publications, please refer to the following publication:

Wang, P., M. Sneep, J.P. Veefkind, P. Stammes, P.F. Levelt, Evaluation of broadband surface solar irradiance derived from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 149, June 2014, Pages 88-99, ISSN 0034-4257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.03.036. link


Acknowledgement

The OMI SSI data products were generated using the OMI L2 cloud product (OMCLDO2) produced by NASA/KNMI.

Scientific papers

  • Mueller, R., Dagestad, K., Ineichen, P., Schroedter-Homscheidt, M., Cros, S., Dumortier, D., et al. (2004). Rethinking satellite based solar irradiance modeling: The SOLIS clearsky module. Remote Sensing of Environment, 91, 160–174.
  • Wang, P., M. Sneep, J.P. Veefkind, P. Stammes, P.F. Levelt, Evaluation of broadband surface solar irradiance derived from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 149, June 2014, Pages 88-99, ISSN 0034-4257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.03.036.