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Research article
18 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 18 Mar 2016

Shortwave surface radiation network for observing small-scale cloud inhomogeneity fields

Bomidi Lakshmi Madhavan, John Kalisch, and Andreas Macke

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As part of the High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for advancing Climate Prediction Observational Prototype Experiment (HOPE), a high-density network of pyranometer stations (99 nos.) was set up around Jülich (10 km × 12 km area) from April to July 2013 to capture the small-scale variability of cloud-induced radiation fields at the surface. This paper provides the details of this unique setup of the network, data, quality control, uncertainty estimation and discussion of some case days.