potential.radiation {bigleaf} | R Documentation |

## Potential radiation

### Description

Compute potential radiation for given geolocation and day of year.

### Usage

```
potential.radiation(doy, hour, latDeg, longDeg, timezone, useSolartime = TRUE)
```

### Arguments

`doy` |
Integer vector with day of year (start at 1), same length as |

`hour` |
Numeric vector with daytime as decimal hour of local time zone |

`latDeg` |
Latitude (decimal degrees) |

`longDeg` |
Longitude (decimal degrees) |

`timezone` |
Time zone (hours) |

`useSolartime` |
by default corrects hour (given in local winter time)
for latitude to solar time (where noon is exactly at 12:00).
Set this to |

### Value

vector of potential radiation (W m-2)

### Examples

```
hour <- seq(5, 18, by = 0.1)
potRadApparentLocal <- potential.radiation(
160, hour, 39.94, -5.77, timezone = +1)
potRadTimezone <- potential.radiation(
160, hour, 39.94, -5.77, timezone = +1, useSolartime = FALSE)
plot(potRadApparentLocal ~ hour, type = 'l'
, ylab = 'potential radiation (W m-2)')
lines(potRadTimezone ~ hour, col = "blue")
abline(v = 12, col = "blue", lty = "dotted")
legend("bottomright", legend = c("solar time", "local winter time")
, col = c("black", "blue"), inset = 0.05, lty = 1)
```

[Package

*bigleaf*version 0.8.2 Index]