Research Article

Trends in Downward Solar Radiation at the Surface over North America from Climate Model Projections and Implications for Solar Energy

Figure 4

(a) The trend of the downward shortwave radiation at the surface for July from the MRI CGCM2.3.2a simulations. (b) The same as (a) but for January. The trend is defined as the 2080–2100 mean climatology minus the 1980–2000 climatology. Color scales with units of W/m2 are shown on the right.