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Daily Surface Effective Radiation at 130 Radiation Stations in China (1971-2014)

CAO Wen1,2DUAN Chunfeng3YANG Taiming2LIU Ruina2
1Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Science and Satellite Remote Sensing of Anhui Province,Anhui Meteorological Institute,Hefei 230031,China2Anhui Agrometeorological Center,Hefei 230031,China3Anhui Climate Center,Hefei 230031,China


Published:Apr. 2018

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Key Words:

China,effective radiation,radiation balance,Acta Meteorologica Sinica


Surface net long-wave radiation (Rnl) is one of the important components to the Earth’s surface radiation balance, and the energy exchange between the ground and the atmosphere. Knowing Rnl is necessary for many meteorological studies, e.g., the forecasting of diurnal temperature variations, minimum air temperatures, nocturnal frosts, and fog. Based on daily surface radiation balance data from 1993 to 2012 and daily meteorological observations from 1971 to 2014 in China provided by the National Meteorological Information Center (NMIC) of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), we established a revised method applicable to China by re-fitting the formula using new observational data. The iterative solution method and the multivariate regression analysis method were used in the revised method. The daily surface effective radiation at 130 radiation stations in China from 1971 to 2014 was calculated using the revised method. The dataset is consisted of: (1) brief of the basic data information, including the geo-location, data period and missing period of each of the 130 radiation stations; (2) the daily surface effective radiation at 130 radiation stations in China from 1971 to 2014. The dataset is archived in .xls data format, 131 data files with data size of 147 MB (compressed into one data package with 23.7 MB). The analysis paper based on the dataset was published in the journal of Acta Meteorologica Sinica, Vol. 74, No. 6, 2016.

Foundation Item:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (41405111); Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province, China (1408085QD73)

Data Citation:

CAO Wen,DUAN Chunfeng,YANG Taiming,LIU Ruina.Daily Surface Effective Radiation at 130 Radiation Stations in China (1971-2014)[DB/OL].Global Change Data Repository,2018.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2018.03.02.V1.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 DailyEffectiveRadiationChina_1971-2014.rar 24347.10KB

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