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Remote Sensing Technology and Application
Estimation of Surface Solar Radiation Using MODIS Satellite Data and RSTAR Model
Li Weiwei1,3,Husi Letu2,Chen Hongbin1,Shang Huazhe2
(1.Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation,Instituteof Atmospheric Physics,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100029,China;
2.State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science,Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China;
3.University of Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China)
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Abstract  The MODIS aerosol product and cloud product data are combined with the atmospheric radiation transmission model RSTAR to calculate the surface solar radiation under sunny and cloudy conditions.The results are compared with the ground observed values of Xianghe integrated radiation station.It shows that the simulated value and observed value have good correlation.The R2 and RMSE are 0.95 and 38.8 W/m2 in the clear skies,while 0.88 and 88.2 W/m2 in the cloudy skies.The results show that more cloud\|aerosol mixed states is in Xianghe station,while MODIS can only invert single microphysical parameter of cloud layer,which leads to error of model input parameter,bringing error to the calculation result of surface solar radiation.In order to quantitatively analyze the effect,the RSTAR radiation model was used to calculate the radiance values,and invert f different cloud and aerosol optical thickness,calculating surface solar radiation.The results show that the error of estimation of surface solar radiation is 1.29%~1.56% when the aerosol optical thickness (AOD)is 0.1,compared with the single layer.With the increase of AOD,the effect of AOD increased obviously.The relative error was 17.79%~18.38% when AOD was 1.2.For the heavily polluted areas of North China,it is important to analyze the influence of aerosol on the surface solar radiation under cloud cover,which is very important to improve the calculation accuracy of surface solar radiation under cloud conditions.

Key words:  Surface solar radiation      MODIS;RSTAR;Cloud sky;Aerosol     
Received:  04 December 2016      Published:  13 September 2017
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Li Weiwei,Husi Letu,Chen Hongbin,Shang Huazhe. Estimation of Surface Solar Radiation Using MODIS Satellite Data and RSTAR Model. Remote Sensing Technology and Application, 2017, 32(4): 643-650.

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