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Nigrelli, Guido; Barbero, Secondo; Chiarle, Marta (2021): Solar radiation at the Bessanese high-elevation experimental site (Italy). PANGAEA,

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Total Incident Solar Radiation (TISR) and Total Reflected Solar Radiation (TRSR) data, acquired from May 2018 to December 2020 in the Bessanese high-elevation experimental site (Western Italian Alps, 2659 m a.s.l.), are presented. TISR and TRSR data have been acquired by using a Kipp & Zonen, CMA 6 model, albedometer. For data validation, we adopted QC recommended by WMO, which is described in detail in the Guide to Climatological Practices (WMO 2018). Activity carried out as part of the collaboration between CNR-IRPI and ARPA Piemonte. This work was carried out in the framework of RIST2 project, co-financed by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino. For more information about the site, please visit
Alps; AWS; experimental site; Periglacial environment; solar radiation
Related to:
Viani, Cristina; Chiarle, Marta; Paranunzio, Roberta; Merlone, Andrea; Musacchio, Chiara; Coppa, Graziano; Nigrelli, Guido (2020): An integrated approach to investigate climate-driven rockfall occurrence in high alpine slopes: the Bessanese glacial basin, Western Italian Alps. Journal of Mountain Science, 17(11), 2591-2610,
Latitude: 45.298060 * Longitude: 7.142740
Date/Time Start: 2018-05-12T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2020-12-31T23:50:00
Minimum HEIGHT above ground: m * Maximum HEIGHT above ground: m
Rifugio_Gestaldi (Bessanese high-elevation experimental site) * Latitude: 45.298060 * Longitude: 7.142740 * Elevation: 2659.0 m * Location: Italy * Method/Device: Albedometer (ALBEDOM) * Comment: Alpine periglacial environment, open air, Owner: ARPA Piemonte
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1DATE/TIMEDate/TimeNigrelli, GuidoGeocode – UTC
2HEIGHT above groundHeightmNigrelli, GuidoGeocode
3Short-wave downward (GLOBAL) radiationSWDW/m2Nigrelli, Guido
4Quality flagFlagNigrelli, GuidoKipp & Zonen, CMA 6 model, albedometer
5Short-wave upward (REFLEX) radiationSWUW/m2Nigrelli, Guido
6Quality flagFlagNigrelli, GuidoKipp & Zonen, CMA 6 model, albedometer
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