Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5949–5967, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5949-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5949–5967, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5949-2016

Research article 17 May 2016

Research article | 17 May 2016

Implementation of Bessel's method for solar eclipses prediction in the WRF-ARW model

Alex Montornès et al.

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This paper documents a new package for the Weather Research and Forecasting--Advanced Research WRF (WRF-ARW) model that can simulate any partial, total or hybrid solar eclipse for the period 1950–2050 and is also extensible to a longer period. First, a description of the implementation together with a validation for the period 1950–2050 of all solar eclipse trajectories is presented. Second, the model response is analyzed in four total solar eclipse episodes. Global horizontal irradiance (GHI) outcomes are validated with respect to ground-based measurements.
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