Models for the Directional Distribution of the Diffuse Sky Radiance

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F. M. F. Siala, M. A. Rosen, F. C. Hooper

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada M5S 1A4

J. Sol. Energy Eng 112(2), 102-109 (May 01, 1990) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929641 History: Received June 12, 1989; Revised November 30, 1989; Online June 06, 2008


Both traditional and recently proposed models for the angular distribution of diffuse sky radiance are reviewed and compared. The models considered include basic models, sky-type-specific models, empirical and semi-empirical continuous distribution models, models which account for time-dependent cloud effects and stochastic models.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Radiance
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