|Sector||Agriculture, Green infrastructure, energy|
|Description||Solar insolation (shortwave) is the amount of energy received at the surface from sunlight (W m-2) from both direct and diffuse shortwave radiation on a flat, horizontal surface at mean roof level.|
|End User||Building engineers, architects, urban planners, solar energy sector|
|Calculation method||ID||Title||Period||Statistical processing||Unit||Threshold||Comment|
|shortvawe||Shortvawe solar insolation||Average monthly values for modelling period||Average monthly total energy||MJ m-2 month-1|
|Provenance||Drought is based on temperature computed by the HARMONIE model.|
|Validation||The simulations made by HARMONIE-AROME in Urban SIS has been validated against observations in Urban SIS deliverable 5.1, where an overview is given in Table 4.|
|Motivation||Important variable for plant and agricultural health and performance and building energy applications (e.g. solar energy resource potential, influencing energy demand for buildings).|
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