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A cloud-based reconstruction of surface solar radiation trends for Australia


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Nunez, M and Li, Y 2008 , 'A cloud-based reconstruction of surface solar radiation trends for Australia' , Theoretical and Applied Climatology, vol. 91, No. 1- 4 , pp. 59-75 , doi: 10.1007/s00704-006-0287-8.

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Despite its importance to climate change, reliable and
calibrated measurements of solar radiation are available
only after 1992 for Australia. In this study we extend the
data base from 1967 to 2004 by the development of a
cloud-based solar radiation model. Results show no significant
change in the majority of stations, although slightly
more than one quarter of the stations report a significant
decrease of solar radiation with a maximum of just less than
one percent per decade. Trend analyses also detect an upturn
in many of the southern stations in the late eighties
which appear to relate to changes in middle and high cloud

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Nunez, M and Li, Y
Journal or Publication Title: Theoretical and Applied Climatology
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Wien
ISSN: 1434-4483
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s00704-006-0287-8
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