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Spectral distribution of solar radiationAvailable quantitative data on solar total and spectral irradiance are examined in the context of utilization of solar irradiance for terrestrial applications of solar energy. The extraterrestrial solar total and spectral irradiance values are also reviewed. Computed values of solar spectral irradiance at ground level for different air mass values and various levels of atmospheric pollution or turbidity are presented. Wavelengths are given for computation of solar, absorptance, transmittance and reflectance by the 100 selected-ordinate method and by the 50 selected-ordinate method for air mass 1.5 and 2 solar spectral irradiance for the four levels of atmospheric pollution.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Mecherikunnel, A. T.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Richmond, J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1980
Subject Category
Solar Physics
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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