Global horizontal irradiance from WRF-Solar and NSRDB over CONUS

This dataset has been used in the publication: Jimenez, P.A., J. Yang, J.-H. Kim, M. Sengupta, and J. Dudhia: Assessing the WRF-Solar model performance using satellite-derived irradiance from the National Solar Radiation Database. J. Applied Met. & Climatol., 61, 129-142.

The article presents the reference WRF-Solar configuration and describes the value of shortwave irradiance retrievals from the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) to improve the WRF-Solar performance. The dataset consist of global horizontal irradiance from several WRF-Solar simulations over the contiguous U.S. spanning the year of 2018, and collocated satellite retrievals for the same year.

The dataset will help to: 1. Ensure reproducibility of results in the article above 2. Provide a reference WRF-Solar simulation and adequate observations over an extended period to continue improving the WRF-Solar performance

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  • Pedro Jimenez Munoz
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Applications Laboratory

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2018-01-01
    End:  2018-12-31


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2018-01-01
Temporal Range End 2018-12-31
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 55.0
Bounding Box South Lat 20.0
Bounding Box West Long -135.0
Bounding Box East Long -60.0
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution 9.0 kilometer
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Assessing the WRF-Solar Model Performance Using Satellite-Derived Irradiance from the National Solar Radiation Database :

WRF-Solar Ensemble Prediction System :

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Author Jimenez, Pedro A.
Yang, J.
Kim, J.-H.
Sengupta, M.
Dudhia, J.
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2021-11-19
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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Metadata Date 2023-05-29T00:00:14-06:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::e8d3f63d-3da0-4791-8bf7-6e5f281b6a8f
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Jimenez, Pedro A., Yang, J., Kim, J.-H., Sengupta, M., Dudhia, J.. (2021). Global horizontal irradiance from WRF-Solar and NSRDB over CONUS. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. Accessed 29 May 2023.

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