Texas Solar Radiation Database (TSRDB)

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Gary C. Vliet

The University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering Dept., ETC 5.160, Austin, Texas 78712-1063

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(1), 575-580 (Feb 12, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1634289 History: Received June 01, 2002; Revised February 01, 2003; Online February 12, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Locations of TSRDB and NSRDB Solar Radiation Monitoring Sites
Grahic Jump Location
(a) Clear Day, Edinburg, TX (5/01/98); (b) Heavy Smoke, Edinburg, TX (5/01/98); (c) Varying Smoke, Edinburg, TX (5/01/98)
Grahic Jump Location
(a) PSP with Anomaly, Canyon, TX (5/11/98); (b) PSP with Anomaly, Austin, TX (12/19/98); (c) PSP without Anomaly, Austin, TX (12/19/98)
Grahic Jump Location
(a) RSP Data, Presidio, TX (1/11/01); (b) RSP Data, Presidio, TX (12/30/00)
Grahic Jump Location
Ratio of LiCor/PSP Data, Austin, TX (9/26/01)




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