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Title: A new conventional regression model to estimate hourly photosynthetic photon flux density under all sky conditions
Authors: Foyo-Moreno, I.
Alados-Arboledas, Inmaculada
Alados-Arboledas, Lucas
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2017
Abstract: In this work we propose a new and simple empirical model to estimate photosynthetic photon flux density under all sky conditions, developed using experimental measurements carried out at Granada, an urban site in Southeastern Spain during two recent years (2014-2015). The model uses the solar zenith angle and clearness index as input parameters, and thus needs only global irradiance measurements usually registered in most radiometric networks. Five stations located in the northern and southern hemisphere with different climatological characteristics at Europe, Asia and America (Spain, Japan and Argentina) were used to validate the model. The model provides satisfactory results, giving low mean bias error for all stations, particularly Mean Bias Error, MBE, being less than 1% in absolute values in three stations and Root Mean Square Error, RMSE, below 6% for all stations except one with 6.1%. These results show better accuracy in comparison to other earlier empirical models and suggest the effectiveness of the model by its general applicability.
Sponsorship: Andalusia Regional Government. Grant Numbers: P11-RNM-7186, P12-RNM-2409
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Grant Numbers: CGL2016-81092-R, CGL2013-45410-R, CGL2014-52838-C2-1-R
European Union's Horizon 2020 Research And Innovation Programme. Grant Number: 654109
Description: "This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Foyo-Moreno, I., Alados, I. and Alados-Arboledas, L. (2017), A new conventional regression model to estimate hourly photosynthetic photon flux density under all sky conditions. Int. J. Climatol.. doi:10.1002/joc.5063, which has been published in final form at hppt://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.5063 . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Keywords: Global Irradiance
Solar zenith angle
Clearness index
Photosynthetic
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/47075
ISSN: 0899-8418
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
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