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Regional and Monthly Assessment of Extraterrestrial Solar Radiations in Pakistan

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The monthly extraterrestrial solar radiations (ESR) have been simulated separately for all the months of the year. The subtropical location and distribution of mountains and their height determine the spatial distribution and amount of ESR in Pakistan. The mountains, piedmonts, enclosed valleys and plains show distinct diversity of ESR values. The assessment acknowledged that countries like Pakistan with ever increasing demand of energy receive sufficient amount of ESR that could be linked with solar irradiance where development of solar energy has great potential. The simulation was done with the help of ArcGIS based on distributed modeling.

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Ambreen, R. , Ahmad, I. , Qiu, X. and Li, M. (2015) Regional and Monthly Assessment of Extraterrestrial Solar Radiations in Pakistan. Journal of Geographic Information System, 7, 58-64. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2015.71005.

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