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This page supplies several online sources of data and research crucial to solar energy and energy meteorology.


Ground-based radiation & Atmospheric composition
  • Solar radiation data for Southern Africa from SAURAN (Southern African Universities Radiometric Network)
  • Solar radiation data for locations worldwide from WRMC-BSRN (World Radiation Monitoring Center – Baseline Surface Radiation Network)
  • WMO-GAW archive of global background greenhouse and trace gas measurements: WDCGG (World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases)
Remote radiation & atmospheric composition
  • Satellite retrieval database of several NASA projects such as OCO-2 (Orbiting Carbon Observatory): GES DISC (Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center)
Absorption Spectra
  • The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS Spectral Atlas of Gaseous Molecules of Atmospheric Interest for retrieval of atmospheric absorption cross-sections
  • An atmospheric absorption cross-sections and line-by-line database: HITRAN (HIgh-resolution TRANSmission)

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