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Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3399–3412, 2016
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3399–3412, 2016
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Mar 2016

Research article | 15 Mar 2016

Evaluating the spatio-temporal performance of sky-imager-based solar irradiance analysis and forecasts

Thomas Schmidt et al.

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