Comment on ‘On the Choice of Averaged Solar Zenith Angle’

Comment on ‘On the Choice of Averaged Solar Zenith Angle’ AbstractThe daytime mean solar zenith angle (SZA), and the solar insolation-weighted mean SZA are discussed from a global scale and from a latitude dependent local scale perspective. It is found that the choosing of daytime mean SZA or insolation-weighted mean SZA depends on weather the averaging process is zero moment or single moment weighted. It is a misleading to state that the solar insolation-weighted mean SZA is more accurate than the daytime mean SZA when averaging a radiation variable, as claimed by Cronin (2014). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0469
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1520-0469
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10.1175/JAS-D-16-0185.1
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Abstract

AbstractThe daytime mean solar zenith angle (SZA), and the solar insolation-weighted mean SZA are discussed from a global scale and from a latitude dependent local scale perspective. It is found that the choosing of daytime mean SZA or insolation-weighted mean SZA depends on weather the averaging process is zero moment or single moment weighted. It is a misleading to state that the solar insolation-weighted mean SZA is more accurate than the daytime mean SZA when averaging a radiation variable, as claimed by Cronin (2014).

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Journal of the Atmospheric SciencesAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Feb 28, 2017

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