Chen, Abraham Anthony; Chin, P.N.; Forrest, W.; McLean, P.; Grey, C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Physics; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Solar radiation in Jamaica
Date of Publication
Average monthly global radiation in Jamaica was calculated for the years between 1978 and 1987 from values measured at 12 stations and from Angstrom-coefficient derived values. From these values daily global radiation was estimated for various periods at grid points separated by approximately 10 km on a square. Three dimensional plots and contour maps for the various periods were produced. The interpolation was based on kriging adopted by Hay (1986). A relationship between global and diffuse radiation based on the Liu and Jordan (1960) relationship was obtained. The errors in the interpolated annual values were less than 10%. The maps were made available to the public with suggested usages of solar energy. Diffuse radiation formed less than 50% of the total radiation.....