A1_calcSol {solaR}R Documentation

Apparent movement of the Sun from the Earth

Description

Compute the apparent movement of the Sun from the Earth with the functions fSolD and fSolI.

Usage

calcSol(lat, BTd, sample = 'hour', BTi,
        EoT = TRUE, keep.night = TRUE,
        method = 'michalsky')

Arguments

lat

Latitude (degrees) of the point of the Earth where calculations are needed. It is positive for locations above the Equator.

BTd

Daily time base, a POSIXct object which may be the result of fBTd. It is not considered if BTi is provided.

sample

Increment of the intradaily sequence. It is a character string, containing one of ‘"sec"’, ‘"min"’, ‘"hour"’. This can optionally be preceded by a (positive or negative) integer and a space, or followed by ‘"s"’. It is used by seq.POSIXt.

It is not considered if BTi is provided.

BTi

Intradaily time base, a POSIXct object to be used by fSolI. It could be the index of the G0I argument to calcG0.

EoT

logical, if TRUE the Equation of Time is used. Default is TRUE.

keep.night

logical, if TRUE (default) the night is included in the time series.

method

character, method for the sun geometry calculations to be chosen from 'cooper', 'spencer', 'michalsky' and 'strous'. See references for details.

Value

A Sol-class object.

Author(s)

Oscar Perpiñán Lamigueiro.

References

Examples

BTd = fBTd(mode = 'serie')

lat = 37.2
sol = calcSol(lat, BTd[100])
print(as.zooD(sol))

library(lattice)
xyplot(as.zooI(sol))

solStrous = calcSol(lat, BTd[100], method = 'strous')
print(as.zooD(solStrous))

solSpencer = calcSol(lat, BTd[100], method = 'spencer')
print(as.zooD(solSpencer))

solCooper = calcSol(lat, BTd[100], method = 'cooper')
print(as.zooD(solCooper))

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