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National Solar Radiation Data Base Hourly Solar Data from Alaska, 1961-1990


The radiation data are derived from the National Solar Radiation Data Base (NSRDB) hourly data in synoptic format, and provided by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). They contain hourly global horizontal solar irradiance, direct normal solar irradiance, and diffuse horizontal solar irradiance for 17 Solar and Meteorological Surface Observation Network (SAMSON) stations in Alaska from January 1, 1961 through December 31, 1990. The data are distributed with permission from NCDC.

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  • 1.0 (2009-04-29)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency hourly
Language English
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  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1961-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 1990-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 72.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 55.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -170.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -131.00

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Thomas F. Ross <>

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Ross, T. 2009. National Solar Radiation Data Base Hourly Solar Data from Alaska, 1961-1990. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 30 Sep 2020.

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