Theoretical and Applied Climatology

, Volume 91, Issue 1–4, pp 181–192

Fuzzy modelling of solar irradiation using air temperature data

  • E. Tulcan-Paulescu
  • M. Paulescu
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Summary

Fuzzy sets theory is applied to relate global solar irradiation to both the daily average and the daily amplitude of air temperature. In addition to the presentation of a new mapping technique, from the input to the output of the model, an innovative approach for the tuning of the fuzzy algorithm to fit a local meteo-climate is proposed. Since air temperature-based solar radiation models are strongly dependent on the origin location, the adaptive method presented here is designed as a tool for potential users to either increase the application area or to devise more precise local models. A critical assessment of fuzzy model performances and limitations has been conducted. Results reported here demonstrate the potential of modelling solar irradiation using fuzzy sets approach.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Tulcan-Paulescu
    • 1
  • M. Paulescu
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentWest University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania

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