Meteorological effects and impacts of the solar eclipse of 10 June 2021 over the British Isles, Iceland and Greenland

Hanna, E, Aplin, K, Bjornsson, H , Bryant, RG, Cappelen, J, Fausto, R, Fettweis, X, Graham, E, Harrison, RG, Jonsson, T, Penman, J, de Alwis Pitts, D and Bilton, A (2022) Meteorological effects and impacts of the solar eclipse of 10 June 2021 over the British Isles, Iceland and Greenland. Weather . ISSN 1477-8696

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.4175

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Abstract

We present a pioneering report of the meteorological effects of a partial solar eclipse across a wide region. Using large networks of official weather stations and a regional climate model simulation, we detected meteorological effects of the 10 June 2021 eclipse in the UK, Iceland and Greenland. A meteorological model was used to show that the eclipse decreased the daily Greenland Ice Sheet surface melt by ~10%. Solar photovoltaic and wind renewable energy production across the UK was also affected.

Keywords:eclipse, energy, meteorology, radiation, solar, temperature, wind
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F861 Meteorology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:48077
Deposited On:15 Feb 2022 09:45

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