SOLID is a European Collaborative Project (FP7).

SOLID: First European SOLar Irradiance Data Exploitation

SOLID is a European Collaborative Project (FP7) that brought together 10 partners from 7 European countries between 2013 and 2015.

The objective was to merge all existing solar irradiance datasets measured since 1970 into one single homogeneous composite record and use the latter to better constrain the solar radiative output and its effects on the Earth’s climate. The LPC2E was responsible for two work packages: “Exploitation of solar indices and irradiance data” and “Modeling solar spectral irradiance from indices”.

The project gave rise to many results. The main one is a homogeneous database of all observations with a thorough quality control [1], and a new reconstruction of spectral irradiance based on all data [2,3].

1. Schöll, T. Dudok de Wit, M. Kretzschmar, and M. Haberreiter, Making of a solar spectral irradiance dataset I : observations, uncertainties, and methods, Space Weather and Space Climate, (2016) 6(27) A14, doi:10.1051/swsc/2016007

2. M. Haberreiter, M. Schöll, T. Dudok de Wit, M. Kretzschmar, S. Misios, K. Tourpali, and Schmutz, W. A new solar UV irradiance observational composite,  Journal of Geophysical Research 122 (2017) 5910-5930, doi:10.1002/2016JA023492

3. K. Matthes, B. Funke, M. E. Anderson, L. Barnard, J. Beer, P. Charbonneau, M.A. Clilverd, T. Dudok de Wit, M. Haberreiter, A. Hendry, C. H. Jackman, M. Kretschmar, T. Kruschke, M. Kunze, U. Langematz, D. R. Marsh, A. Maycock, S. Misios, C. J. Rodger, A. A. Scaife, A. Seppälä, M. Shangguan, M. Sinnhuber, K. Tourpali, I. Usoskin, M. van de Kamp, P. T. Verronen, and S. Versick, Solar Forcing for CMIP6 (v.3.2), Geoscientific Model Development 10 (2017) 2247-2302, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-2247-2017


Contact LPC2E: T. Dudok de Wit (ddw@cnrs-orleans.fr)