Articles | Volume 25, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-25-19-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-25-19-2018
Research article
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26 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 26 Jan 2018

On the intrinsic timescales of temporal variability in measurements of the surface solar radiation

Marc Bengulescu, Philippe Blanc, and Lucien Wald

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We employ the Hilbert–Huang transform to study the temporal variability in time series of daily means of the surface solar irradiance (SSI) at different locations around the world. The data have a significant spectral peak corresponding to the yearly variability cycle and feature quasi-stochastic high-frequency "weather noise", irrespective of the geographical location or of the local climate. Our findings can improve models for estimating SSI from satellite images or forecasts of the SSI.