Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 463–477, 2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 463–477, 2022

Data description paper 04 Feb 2022

Data description paper | 04 Feb 2022

Homogenized century-long surface incident solar radiation over Japan

Qian Ma et al.

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Short summary
Surface incident solar radiation plays a key role in atmospheric circulation, the water cycle, and ecological equilibrium on Earth. A homogenized century-long surface incident solar radiation dataset was obtained over Japan.