CAMS radiation: A time-series of solar radiation at ground level for Europe, Africa and Atlantic Ocean since 2004

The CAMS radiation (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service) service provides time series of Global, Direct, and Diffuse Irradiations on horizontal surface, and Direct Irradiation on normal plane (DNI) for the actual weather conditions as well as for clear-sky conditions. The geographical coverage is the field-of-view of the Meteosat satellite, roughly speaking Europe, Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Middle East (-66° to 66° in both latitudes and longitudes). Data are available with a time step ranging from 15 min to 1 month. Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service Web site:

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Coordinate Reference System WGS 1984
Language English
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Purpose Assessment of the solar radiation at ground level for various applications. The underlying CAMS radiation method exploits the atmospheric properties provided by the Copernicus Atmospheric Service to take into account the dynamics of cloud properties, aerosols properties, water vapour and ozone contents.
Update Frequency continual
Contact e-mail lionel[dot]menard[at]mines-paristech[dot]fr
individualName Lionel Menard
organisationName MINES ParisTech