I'm trying to calculate the area solar radiation for the Last Glacial Maximum using ArcGIS 10.3.
However, this seems not to be planned by Esri's Developers. Which option should I choose for the Time Configuration?
The calculation should be for one year. However, when I choose "Whole year with monthly interval", there appears an option to specify the year. I am not sure how to interpret this documentation text: Does it play a role which year I'll enter there?
Furthermore, there is the option for "Special Days" which are then enumerated to be "Summer Solstice, Equinox, Winter Solstice".
This seems like a practical way to get the mean radiation values for one year. However, what exactly is done by the tool, using this option? Does it calculate means, does it build a sum....?
- And at least: Is the calculation which this tool performs suitable to model the situation during the Last Glacial Maximum?