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I am writing up the methodology of the analysis I did on solar radiation availability for a city. I used the tool 'area solar radiation' with ArcMap 10, using the time configuration 'TimeWholeYear(2008)' and latitude 51.

Now I want to write a short paragraph about the weather data used in this analysis (i.e. type of data, data source, etc.) but I cannot find anything about it on the GIS help. Does anyone have any ideas of where to find a description of the weather data used in ArcMap?

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    As far as I know, this calculation does not use any weather data at all: see the documentation at help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/….
    – whuber
    Jan 4, 2013 at 18:04
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    Thanks for this clarification! I guess I was confused by the fact that I could choose what year to perform the calculations for (in this case 2008), but now I see that it is probably just for the 'calendar' of the calculations. Thanks!
    – Juanjost
    Jan 5, 2013 at 14:38

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As commented by @whuber:

As far as I know, this calculation does not use any weather data at all: see the documentation at http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/How_solar_radiation_is_calculated/009z000000tm000000/.

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