Intensive pyranometer measurement campaign Lindenberg/Falkenberg, June 02 to July 28, 2014)

An intensive observation field campaign involving our pyranometer stations (45 nos.) and a radiation station (similar to BSRN) took place between June 02, 2014 and July 28, 2014 at Lindenberg / Falkenberg with the collaborative effort between Meteorological Observatory Lindenberg (MOL) and TROPOS. The main purpose of this initiative was: (1) to perform calibration of TROPOS pyranometer stations against MOL-BSRN standards, and (2) to obtain measurements of spatial variability of downward solar irradiance at the surface using our pyranometer network.


Our pyranometer stations were placed at four measurement locations:   (a) Lindenberg MOL-BSRN: 10 pyranometers in close proximity,   (b) MOL Cloud RADAR: 5 pyranometers in close proximity,   (c) Falkenberg MOL-BSRN: 10 pyranometers in close proximity, and   (d) Between Falkenberg TROPOS-radiation station / MOL-SODAR and MOL flux tower: 20 pyranometers with maximum spatial extent (~ 500 m X 100 m area).


Data available from this campaign includes shortwave downward solar irradiance (in W/m2), relative humidity (in normalized units) and ambient air temperature (in K) at 1 Hz frequency. Other supplementary data will be available from our radiation station and MOL to undertake the above specified study. 

Dr. Madhavan Lakshmi Bomidi



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