CM SAF: Applications
DWD Solar Energy
The Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) provides monthly maps of the surface solar radiation (global, direct, and diffuse) based on the DWD surface measurements and the operational CM SAF surface radiation data set.
WMO Regional Climate Monitoring RA VI
The WMO RA VI Regional Climate Center (RCC) provides climate monitoring information based on surface and satellite data records. To deliver information on the cloud coverage, the surface solar radiation, the integrated water vapor, and the surface albedo the RCC uses climate data records and operational data from the CM SAF.
Probability of Sunny Days
The likelihood of a certain day in the year being sunny or being part of a sunny period is provided for selected cities worldwide. This information is based on the SARAH and the CLARA climate data records.
Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS),
Renewables.ninja allows to run simulations of the hourly power output from wind and solar power plants located anywhere in the world. For Europe, the data from the CM SAF SARAH data record is used.
In this presentation Jakub Walawender presents two activities on the spatial prediction of solar UV radiation and sunshine duration using the CM SAF SARAH data record.
African Surface Solar Radiation Climatology
This visualisation showcases the CM SAF SARAH climate data record and shows the average surface solar radiation from 1983 to 2013 of areas in central and southern Africa. The SARAH climate data record provides continental scale coverage at a high spatial resolution allowing the monitoring of local variability.