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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 837-846, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-837-2018
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25 Apr 2018
A database of 10 min average measurements of solar radiation and meteorological variables in Ostrava, Czech Republic
Marie Opálková1, Martin Navrátil1, Vladimír Špunda1, Philippe Blanc2, and Lucien Wald2 1Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, 70200, Czech Republic
2MINES ParisTech, PSL Research University, CS 10207 – 06904 Sophia Antipolis CEDEX, France
Abstract. A database containing 10 min means of solar irradiance measured on a horizontal plane in several ultraviolet and visible bands from July 2014 to December 2016 at three stations in the area of the city of Ostrava (Czech Republic) is presented. The database contains time series of 10 min average irradiances or photosynthetic photon flux densities measured in the following spectral bands: 280–315 nm (UVB); 315–380 nm (UVA); and 400–700 nm (photosynthetically active radiation, PAR); 510–700 nm; 600–700 nm; 610–680 nm; 690–780 nm; 400–1100 nm. A series of meteorological variables including relative air humidity and air temperature at surface is also provided at the same 10 min time step at all three stations, and precipitation is provided for two stations. Air pressure, wind speed, wind direction, and concentrations of air pollutants PM10, SO2, NOx, NO, NO2 were measured at the 1 h time step at the fourth station owned by the Public Health Institute of Ostrava. The details of the experimental sites and instruments used for the measurements are given. Special attention is given to the data quality, and the original approach to the data quality which was established is described in detail. About 130 000 records for each of the three stations are available in the database. This database offers a unique ensemble of variables having a high temporal resolution and it is a reliable source for radiation in relation to environment and vegetation in highly polluted areas of industrial cities in the of northern mid-latitudes. The database has been placed on the PANGAEA repository (https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879722) and contains individual data files for each station.
Citation: Opálková, M., Navrátil, M., Špunda, V., Blanc, P., and Wald, L.: A database of 10 min average measurements of solar radiation and meteorological variables in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 837-846, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-837-2018, 2018.
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Files with irradiances of a few spectral regions of incident solar radiation and some meteorological variables including concentrations of some air pollutants measured for 2.5 years at 3 stations in Ostrava (CZ) were prepared. Special attention was given to the data quality and the process of quality check was described. This database offers an ensemble of data with high temporal resolution and creates a source on radiation in relation with environment and vegetation in polluted areas of cities.
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