Distribution of the solar radiation in Japan estimated from VISSR/GMS3 in 1987-1988

Hiroshi Kawamura, Shoichi Kizu

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Abstract

VISSR on board GMS3 is used to estimate the solar insulation over Japan during June 1987 to December 1988. Three-hourly visible band data with a spatial resolution of 0.25 degree are input to a simple parametrized model to estimate the daily insolation. The rms error is about 10 W/m2 for semimonthly average. One year averaged values are 150-180 W/m2 over the ground. Semimonthly averaged insolation imaged to discuss seasonal and spatial variability of the insolation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBetter Understanding of Earth Environment
EditorsSadao Fujimura
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages2147-2149
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780312406
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 1993 Aug 181993 Aug 21

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume4

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 13th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
CityTokyo, Jpn
Period93/8/1893/8/21

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