Articles | Volume 13
02 Mar 2016
 | 02 Mar 2016

Validation of the McClear clear-sky model in desert conditions with three stations in Israel

Mireille Lefèvre and Lucien Wald


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Short summary
The new CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service) McClear service is a practical easy-to-use tool to estimate the solar direct and global irradiances received at ground level in cloud-free conditions at any place any time. This article presents validation against 1 min measurements made at three very close stations in Israel in desert conditions. The good results demonstrate the accuracy of McClear and its ability to capture the temporal and spatial variability of the irradiance field.