Solar Radiometric Data Assessment Using ARM and NREL Data Quality Tools for SKYRAD, GNDRAD and SIRS Stations

Tom Stoffel National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mary Anderberg National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Aron Habte National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mark Kutchenreiter National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Peter Gotseff National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Category: Infrastructure & Outreach

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility provides quantitative radiometric data of known quality available to users based on pyranometer and pyrheliometer calibrations and measurements traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR). The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the radiometer calibration facility at the Southern Great Plains provide calibration of broadband radiometers deployed in the sky radiometers on stand for downwelling radiation (SKYRAD), ground radiometers on stand for upwelling radiation (GNDRAD), and solar and infrared radiation station (SIRS) instrument platforms. In addition to radiometer calibration, the quality of broadband radiometric data depends on the installation, operation, and maintenance of the instruments. As the broadband radiometer instrument mentor for ARM, NREL addresses Data Quality Problem Reports (DQPR), Data Quality Reports (DQR), and related data quality actions by identifying radiometric data problems and providing solutions for the SKYRAD, GNDRAD, and SIRS data using available ARM data quality tools and NREL-developed methods. The poster summarizes the concepts for these tools and provides sample results from applications to SKYRAD, GNDRAD, and SIRS data from selected sites.

This poster will be displayed at ASR Science Team Meeting.

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