[Wrf-users] Diffuse and direct radiation

Agnes Mika agnes.mika at bmtargoss.com
Mon Aug 2 05:45:17 MDT 2010

Dear all,

 Does anyone know how I can get the direct and the diffuse components
 of the downward shortwave radiation from WRF?

 There are several radiation variables and their meaning is not clear
 to me:

 GSW - net short wave flux at ground surface
 SWDOWN - downward short-wave flux at ground surface
 SWDOWNC - downward clear-sky short-wave flux at ground surface

 I would be grateful if someone could enlighten me about the meanings
 of these three variables.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Dr. A'gnes Mika
Advisor, Meteorology and Air Quality

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