Accession Number : AD0723853

Title :   The Calculation of Solar Radiation Received and Absorbed at the Sea Surface,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Dischel,Robert

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Methods of calculating monthly values of insolation based on cloud estimates are examined. A suitable form is chosen to predict insolation values for time increments as small as one hour. Smoothing of data gives a form for n, the proportion of insolation that is diffuse. By means of separate values for direct and diffuse solar input, sea surface albedo values are calculated from a semi-empirical equation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, LIGHT TRANSMISSION), (*SOLAR RADIATION, ABSORPTION), SEA WATER, ALBEDO, CLOUD COVER, SURFACES, DIFFUSION, ATLANTIC OCEAN, REFRACTIVE INDEX, SCATTERING

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE