Solar Energy, Vol.82, No.11, 1095-1097, 2008
Conversion function between the Linke turbidity and the atmospheric water vapor and aerosol content
This technical note presents a conversion function between the widely used Linke turbidity coefficient T-L, the atmospheric water vapor and urban aerosol content. It takes into account the altitude of the application site. The function is based on radiative transfer calculations and validated with the help of an independent clear sky model. Its precision is around 0.12 units of T-L. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.