Estimation of the solar irradiance reaching the Earth surface derived from the 0.6 µm visible channel of SEVIRI on board the geostationary satellite Meteosat. The product is remapped onto a 0.05° regular grid and expressed in W/m2.
Timeliness :?The timeliness is the time elapsing from the sensing time of the last contributing file to the product dissemination to users. It is similar to the latency.2 h
Spatial coverage :East Atlantic, West Indian: 60N-60S 18.5W-101.5E
Spatial sampling :0.05° Lat-Lon
File Formats :LML FTP Server (NetCDF4)
Characteristics & methods : Algorithm is a physical parametrization applied separately to every pixel of a satellite image to derive an instantaneous field of the Surface Solar Irradiance. The hourly product is interpolated at rounded UT hours, by a pixel dependant temporal interpolation between two consecutive satellite images. The value in the daily product is the integration of all the hourly values in the UT day.
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Target accuracy :monthly (TBC) relative absolute mean difference: 10%, monthly relative standard deviation :30%
Verification/validation method :routine comparison with pyranometer measurements
Applications and users
Usage :Ocean atmosphere studies.
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Full series temporal coverage :2017-onwards
Citation :OSI SAF Meteosat Indian Ocean Surface Solar Irradiance 2017-onwards, OSI-IO-SSI. EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility. Data extracted from [distributor/distribution mean]: ([extracted period],) ([extracted domains],) accessed [download date]
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