American Journal of Applied Sciences

Fourier transforms Investigation of Global Solar Radiation at True Noon: in the Desert climatology

U. Ali Rahoma and A.H. Hassan

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.902.907

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 11

Pages 902-907


The aim of this work has been to obtain a typical annual time a function by the application of a calculation procedure based on a Fourier analysis to global solar radiation data of nine years at Helwan Egypt from June 1991 to August 1999. This function allows us to estimate the most probable values of the horizontal daily global solar radiation for every day of the year at Helwan Egypt. It is confirmed that the harmonic model presents an important percentage with 98% confidence bounds. The applied method permits its application to the new measurements of solar radiation that are being carried out, This will be necessary because of the number of years used in this study.


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