Aspects of Solar Radiation Analysis using ArcGis

  • Alina Cioban
  • Horia Criveanu
  • Florica Matei
  • Ioana Pop
  • Ancuța Rotaru
Keywords: solar radiation, ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst.


Acting as a source of energy in photosynthesis, the light is the basic condition for obtaining high quality agricultural productions. The progress of knowledge regarding the procedures based on estimating the insolation on various geographical locations is important for numerous applications, including the solar energy and irrigation systems, the cultures’ growth patterns and the forecasts of the evapotranspiration. Those stipulated emphasize the fact that the solar radiation is one of the most important vegetation factors and the interaction of the solar radiation with the plants represents a major interest for creating the forecasts on the agricultural production.