Estimating potential direct insolation to alpine terrain ( Indian Peaks Colorado Front Range).

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Presents and evaluates two methods of estimating the potential for direct insolation to alpine terrain. A computer algorithm facilitates computation of integrated direct insolation receipts at variable spatial scales. Extensive mountain shadowing decreases the accuracy of insolation computations requiring small temporal and spatial scales of analysis. Simulations indicate that the variability associated with daily insolation to Indian Peaks, Colorado Front Range, cirques and glaciers is large (standard deviations often exceed 100 ly d-1). -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-89
Number of pages13
JournalArctic & Alpine Research
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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Estimating potential direct insolation to alpine terrain ( Indian Peaks Colorado Front Range). / Isard, Scott Alan.

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