Solar Radiation to Nonobstructed Inclined Surfaces

  • Matthias Ruth
  • Bruce Hannon
Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)


Researchers and students in physical climatology are interested in radiative, sensible heat, and latent heat exchanges between the atmosphere and the Earth and how to use models to compute these energy exchanges in natural and agricultural systems. The models can be used, for example, to assess different responses of plants to diurnal or seasonal radiation changes. In this chapter we present a typical application of one such model.


Solar Radiation Horizontal Surface Diffuse Radiation Incline Surface Alpine Tundra 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Ruth
    • 1
  • Bruce Hannon
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and the Department of GeographyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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