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Journal Article
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Chen, Abraham Anthony; Chin, P.N.; Forrest, W.; McLean, P.; Grey, C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Physics; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Article Title
Solar radiation in Jamaica
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Solar Energy
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Date of Publication
1994
Volume ID
53
Issue ID
5
Page(s)
455-460
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Abstract
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.....
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