Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7301–7306, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7301–7306, 2015

Research article 07 Jul 2015

Research article | 07 Jul 2015

On the scaling of the solar incident flux

C. A. Varotsos et al.

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Varotsos et al. (Theor. Appl. Climatol., 114, 725–727, 2013) found that the solar ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths exhibit 1/f-type power-law correlations. In this study, we show that the residues of the spectral solar incident flux with respect to the Planck law over a wider range of wavelengths (i.e. UV-visible) have a scaling regime too.
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