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A cloud-based reconstruction of surface solar radiation trends for Australia


Nunez, M and Li, Y, A cloud-based reconstruction of surface solar radiation trends for Australia , Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 91, (1-4) pp. 59-75. ISSN 1434-4483 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00704-006-0287-8


Despite its importance to climate change, reliable and calibrated measurements of solar radiation are available only after 1992 for Australia. In this study we extend the data base from 1967 to 2004 by the development of a cloud-based solar radiation model. Results show no significant change in the majority of stations, although slightly more than one quarter of the stations report a significant decrease of solar radiation with a maximum of just less than one percent per decade. Trend analyses also detect an upturn in many of the southern stations in the late eighties which appear to relate to changes in middle and high cloud cover. © Springer-Verlag 2007.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Palaeoclimatology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Nunez, M (Dr Manuel Nunez)
ID Code:43714
Year Published:2008 (online first 2007)
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2017-04-11

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