Diffuse insolation

  Sunlight received indirectly as a result of scattering due to clouds, fog, haze, dust, or other obstructions in the atmosphere. Opposite of direct insolation.
  Solar Electric Glossary

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  • Diffuse insolation — is the solar radiation that is scattered or reflected by atmospheric components (clouds, for example) to the earth s surface. External links* [http://www.nsdl.arm.gov/Library/glossary.shtml#diffuse insolation National Science Digital Library… …   Wikipedia

  • Insolation — is a measure of solar radiation energy received on a given surface area in a given time. It is commonly expressed as average irradiance in watts per square meter (W/m²) or kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kW·h/(m²·day)) (or hours/day). In …   Wikipedia

  • Insolation —   The solar power density incident on a surface of stated area and orientation, usually expressed as Watts per square meter or Btu per square foot per hour.   ***   The total amount of solar radiation (direct, diffuse, and reflected) striking a… …   Energy terms

  • Direct insolation — US annual average solar energy received by a latitude tilt photovoltaic cell (modeled). Direct insolation is the solar irradiance measured at a given location on Earth with a surface element perpendicular to the Sun s rays, excluding diffuse… …   Wikipedia

  • Direct insolation —   Sunlight falling directly upon a collector. Opposite of diffuse insolation.   Solar Electric Glossary …   Energy terms

  • Global Insolation — (or Solar Radiation)   The total diffuse and direct insolation on a horizontal surface, averaged over a specified period of time …   Energy terms

  • рассеянная инсоляция — — [А.С.Гольдберг. Англо русский энергетический словарь. 2006 г.] Тематики энергетика в целом EN diffuse insolation …   Справочник технического переводчика

  • atmosphere — atmosphereless, adj. /at meuhs fear /, n., v., atmosphered, atmosphering. n. 1. the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth; the air. 2. this medium at a given place. 3. Astron. the gaseous envelope surrounding a heavenly body. 4. Chem. any… …   Universalium

  • Sunlight — This article is about light emitted by the Sun. For other uses, see Sunlight (disambiguation). Sunshine redirects here. For other uses, see Sunshine (disambiguation). For natural lighting of interior spaces by admitting sunlight, see Daylighting …   Wikipedia

  • Hemispherical photography — Hemispherical photography, also known as fisheye or canopy photography, is a technique to estimate solar radiation and characterize plant canopy geometry using photographs taken looking upward through an extreme wide angle lens (Rich 1990).… …   Wikipedia

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