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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Iowa, solar radiation, insolation

Abstract

Historical records spanning over 20 years have been analyzed to determine the long-term monthly average daily solar radiation falling on a horizontal surface in Ames, Iowa. This value has been used to estimate the long-term monthly average daily solar radiation falling on surfaces of other tilts (30°, 60°, and 90° relative to the horizontal) and orientations (at 30° intervals from south to north). Some important features of the results are described. A BASIC computer program is available which can be used to estimate the solar radiation on a surface of arbitrary tilt and orientation.

Publication Date

December 1984

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

91

Issue

4

First Page

125

Last Page

127

Copyright

© Copyright 1984 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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