Data set of solar radiation at Dome C, Antarctic (2006-2016)

Data set of solar radiation at Dome C, Antarctic (2006-2016)

Global solar radiation and diffuse horizontal solar radiation at Dome C (Antarctica) are measured by radiation sensors (pyranometers CM22, Kipp & Zonen Inc., The Netherlands), and water vapor pressure (hPa) at the ground are obtained from the IPEV/PNRA Project “Routine Meteorological Observation at Station Concordia”, This dataset includes hourly solar radiation and its absorbing and scattering losses caused by the absorbing and scattering atmospheric substances (MJ m-2, 200-3600 nm), and the albedos at the top of the atmosphere and the surface. The above solar radiations are calculated by using an empirical model of global solar radiation (Bai, J.; Zong, X.; Lanconelli, C.; Lupi, A.; Driemel, A.; Vitale, V.; Li, K.; Song, T. 2022. Long-Term Variations of Global Solar Radiation and Its Potential Effects at Dome C (Antarctica). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 3084. The observed global solar radiation and meteorological parameters are available at The data set can be used to study solar radiation and its attenuation at Dome C, Antarctica.

File naming and required software

Data file names: dome SR 2006001.txt, dome SR 2006001.xlsx, where dome is the station name, Sr is the solar radiation, yyyy represents the year, mm, DD represents the month and day, hh:mm represents the hour: minute. The data includes the cumulative value of hours (i.e. 60 minutes), in MJ m-2, including the total solar radiation on the ground (g), the absorbed and scattered radiation lost in the atmosphere (attenuation by absorbent and scattering substances) (GLA, GLS).

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Bai, J. (2022). Data set of solar radiation at Dome C, Antarctic (2006-2016). A Big Earth Data Platform for Three Poles, DOI: 10.11888/Atmos.tpdc.272750. CSTR: 18406.11.Atmos.tpdc.272750. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Bai, J., Zong, X., Ma, Y., Wang, B., Zhao, C., Yang, Y., Guang, J., Cong, Z., Li, K., & Song, T. (2022). Long-Term Variations in Global Solar Radiation and Its Interaction with Atmospheric Substances at Qomolangma. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 8906. View Details | Bibtex)

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East: 123.00 West: 57.00
South: 75.00 North: 15.00
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  • Temporal coverage: 2006-01-01 To 2016-12-31
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