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Solar radiation on MarsDetailed information on solar radiation characteristics on Mars are necessary for effective design of future planned solar energy systems operating on the surface of Mars. Presented here is a procedure and solar radiation related data from which the diurnally, hourly and daily variation of the global, direct beam and diffuse insolation on Mars are calculated. The radiation data are based on measured optical depth of the Martian atmosphere derived from images taken of the sun with a special diode on the Viking cameras; and computation based on multiple wavelength and multiple scattering of the solar radiation.
Document ID
19890018252
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Appelbaum, Joseph (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Flood, Dennis J. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1989
Subject Category
SOLAR PHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:102299
NASA-TM-102299
E-4865
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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