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Solar radiation data for the Russian Arctic for the periods 1934-1950 and 2001-2019

For the 1934–50 period, monthly data come from Chernigovskiy (1961a, b). These works contain monthly totals of all three kinds of solar radiation for each year, as well as their long-term means. All available original data (solar totals) are expressed in cal/cm2/min in the pyrheliometric Ångström scale. For the purposes of comparability in presenting solar conditions they were recalculated to MJ/m2 units in the WRR (World Radiometric Reference) from 1981. Recalculation coefficients for the pyrheliometric scale were taken from the Roshydromet guidance document (Guidance document [GD 52.04.562–96], 1997). The few gaps in the gathered monthly totals of particular solar radiation components were filled using the following formula: I’ + D = Q, where: I’ – monthly sum of direct solar radiation falling on the horizontal surface, D – monthly sum of diffuse solar radiation, Q – monthly sum of global solar radiation.

Contemporary (2001-2019) solar radiation data were taken from: A.I. Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Reference Database Data Bank (RSBD) "ACTINOMETRY". Certificate of State Registration RF BD No. 2011620235.

References:

Chernigovskiy, N.T., 1961a: Compedium of actinometry of the Soviet Arctic, 1931-1956. Trudy AANI, 233(1), p. 271 (in Russian).

Chernigovskiy, N.T., 1961b: Compedium of actinometry of the Soviet Arctic, 1931-1956. Trudy AANI, 233(2), p. 467 (in Russian).

Publisher: RepOD

Publication year: 2020

Type of resource: Dataset

Area of study: Natural and mathematical sciences

Funder: National Science Centre Poland

Grant number: 2015/19/B/ST10/02933

License for files: CC-BY-SA-4.0

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Przybylak, Rajmund Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Department of Meteorology and Climatology, and Centre for Climate Change Research, Poland
Sviashchennikov, Pavel Nikolaievich St. Petersburg State University, Climatology and Environmental Monitoring Department, and Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russia
Uscka-Kowalkowska, Joanna Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Poland
Wyszyński, Przemysław Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Meteorological Observatory, and Centre for Climate Change Research, Poland

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Przybylak, R.; Sviashchennikov, P.; Uscka-Kowalkowska, J.; Wyszyński, P. (2020) Solar radiation data for the Russian Arctic for the periods 1934-1950 and 2001-2019. RepOD. http://dx.doi.org/10.18150/repod.0451825

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