Correction of Tropical Rainfall Measuring Missions Satellite Data of Solar Radiation for the High Andean Areas of Peru

  • Odilon Correa Cuba Academic Directorate of Basic Sciences, National University José María Arguedas, Perú
  • Rosa Gabriela Coral Surco Academic Directorate of Basic Sciences, National University José María Arguedas, Perú
  • Juan José Zuñiga Negron Center for Research on Climate Change and Environmental Management, National University San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Perú
Keywords: Apurímac, Peruvian Andes, solar radiation, TRMM


The spatial and temporal quantification of climatic elements is necessary in different regions of the world, as mitigation policies against climate change in recent years the use of renewable energies has been promoted, with solar radiation being an important element, the objective is to correct Tropical Rainfall Measuring Missions (TRMM) satellite data series of solar radiation with respect to the data observed through an automatic meteorological station for a short period at a point located in the southern Peruvian Andes, we proceeded to process the observed data and download satellite information, making use of From a mathematical model, the correction coefficients of the satellite data were determined; The multiplicative factor model better corrects the satellite information, the Pearson correlation improved from R = 0.65 to R = 0.84 for monthly solar radiation, in the series of satellite data corrected for 37 years, a trend was determined -0.0006 Watt/m2/month.


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