A Study Of Atmospheric Transparency Over Qena In Upper Egypt
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Atmospheric transparency over Qena/Egypt has been studied for direct solar radiation values . which were calculated from global and diffuse solar radiation measurements . The mean monthly of the instantaneously transparency coefficient has been analyzed in clearcloudy . and mixed days . In general. the value of the transparency coefficient was found to decrease in the direction of the sunset hours. owing to the high aerosol content expected in the afternoon time. The clouds deplete significantly the solar energy passed through them and then lead to an obvious decreasing in the transparency coefficient. A try to calculate the transparency coefficient has been done with the aid of the more available global solar radiation measurements . The results are in a good agreement with those obtained for direct solar radiation . The relation between the daily average of the transparency coefficient and the corresponding mean diffuse fraction has been considered . High correlations were found between them in all investigated months and empirical formulae were obtained.