Surface radiation during the total solar eclipse over Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, on 20 March 2015


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On 20 March 2015, a total solar eclipse occurred over Ny-Ålesund (78.9°N, 11.9°E), Svalbard, in the high Arctic. It was the first time that the surface radiation components during the totality of a solar eclipse were measured by a Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) station. With the Ny-Ålesund long-term radiation data set as background (available at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.150000), we present here the peculiarities of the radiation components and basic meteorology observed during the eclipse event. The supplementary data set contains the basic BSRN radiation and surface meteorological data in 1 min resolution for March 2015, and is available at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.854326. The eclipse radiation data will be a useful auxiliary data set for further studies on micrometeorological surface–atmosphere exchange processes in the Svalbard environment, and may serve as a test case for radiative transfer studies



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DOI 10.5194/essd-8-159-2016

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Maturilli, M. and Ritter, C. (2016): Surface radiation during the total solar eclipse over Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, on 20 March 2015 , Earth System Science Data, 8 , pp. 159-164 . doi: 10.5194/essd-8-159-2016


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