Research Article

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

Figure 6

(a) The downward shortwave radiation at the surface at 3 PM local time of US West Coast, averaged over July 2100, from the GFDL CM2.0 21st century run. (b) The same as (a) but for the average over July 2000 from the GFDL CM2.0 20th century run. (c) The trend, defined as (a) minus (b). Panels (d)–(f) are the counterparts of (a)–(c) from the MRI CGCM2.3.2 simulations. The color scale with units of W/m2 is shown on the right for each panel.