Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

, Volume 63, Issue 3–4, pp 227–233 | Cite as

Optical air mass: Daily integration and its applications



Daily integration of optical air mass should be of interest by its own merit as a synoptic factor, yet available solutions have been limited as numerical (and probably in error). This paper reports on a generic solution to daytime mean air mass by first defining instantaneous air mass in an integrable function. Daily air mass is then shown to be a key forcing factor in a numerically-derived formula solution to daily solar irradiance.


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© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Yin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forest ResourcesUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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