Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine
Research, Potsdam, 14473, Germany
Received: 11 Jan 2016 – Discussion started: 25 Jan 2016
Abstract. On 20 March 2015, a total solar eclipse occurred over Ny-Ålesund (78.9° N, 11.9° E), Svalbard, in the high Arctic. It was the first time that the surface radiation components during the totality of a solar eclipse were measured by a Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) station. With the Ny-Ålesund long-term radiation data set as background (available at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.150000), we present here the peculiarities of the radiation components and basic meteorology observed during the eclipse event. The supplementary data set contains the basic BSRN radiation and surface meteorological data in 1 min resolution for March 2015, and is available at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.854326. The eclipse radiation data will be a useful auxiliary data set for further studies on micrometeorological surface–atmosphere exchange processes in the Svalbard environment, and may serve as a test case for radiative transfer studies.
Revised: 07 Apr 2016 – Accepted: 15 Apr 2016 – Published: 22 Apr 2016
Maturilli, M. and Ritter, C.: Surface radiation during the total solar eclipse over Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, on 20 March 2015, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 159-164, doi:10.5194/essd-8-159-2016, 2016.