Correlations In Spatial Variability When Accounting For Cloud Advection

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Spatiotemporal variability of irradiance has been a topic of interest in the literature. This study attempts to separate advective and uncorrelated portions of the spatially distributed irradiance by comparing cross correlations between site pairs within an irradiance measurement network and accounting for time lag when calculating those cross correlations. Following techniques in the literature, cross correlations are computed as a function of site pair separation distance for multiple wavelet transform timescales. Results show that the well known form of the correlation's decline can be maintained by considering the lagging correlation and the component of the site pair separation distance perpendicular to the overall cloud motion. This may open the door for additional fidelity in modeling of spatiotemporal irradiance that more formally represents how the loss of correlation with distance depends on the cloud motion vector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 49th Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, PVSC 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728161174
StatePublished - 2022
Event49th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, PVSC 2022 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Conference49th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, PVSC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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