You are free to use STRÅNG-data.
If you use STRÅNG data, please send us an email telling us. Continued availability of the data depends on continued funding, which depends on the usage of the data. If you use the STRÅNG data or some product based on the data in a publication or elsewhere please include an acknowledgement as follows:
STRÅNG data used here are from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), and were produced with support from the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority and the Swedish Environmental Agency.
We would also appreciate to receive an electronic copy of any publication using STRÅNG data to the email address at the bottom of the page.
Here you can extract time series, field data and charts with yearly,
monthly, daily or hourly radiation data from the STRÅNG system
Please select data type and time resolution.
The result is an ASCII file with five columns separated by white space containing the year, month, day, hour and the selected radiation quantity interpolated from the field data using a bilinear method. Note that the unit for PAR changed 2017-03-29. Before that date it was PPFD in micro moles per square meter and second and now it is irradiance in watts per square meter. Click here for more information about units and how to convert between them. The error handling in the retrieval script is extremely simple so please check the output for error messages.
The error when comparing monthly model data with point observations is approximately 10% for the global and the CIE UV irradiation while it is about 15% for the direct irradiation and the sunshine duration.
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