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Meteorological effects and impacts of the solar eclipse of 10 June 2021 over the British Isles, Iceland and Greenland

Hanna, E., Aplin, K., Bjornsson, H., Bryant, R., Cappelen, J., Fausto, R., Fettweis, X., Harrison, G., Jonsson, T., Penman, J., de Alwis Pitts, D. and Bilton, A. (2022) Meteorological effects and impacts of the solar eclipse of 10 June 2021 over the British Isles, Iceland and Greenland. Weather. ISSN 0043-1656 (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

We present a pioneering report of the meteorological effects of a partial solar eclipse across a wide region. Using large networks of official weather stations and a regional climate model simulation, we detected meteorological effects of the 10 June 2021 eclipse in the UK, Iceland and Greenland. A meteorological model was used to show that the eclipse decreased the daily Greenland Ice Sheet surface melt by ~10%. Solar photovoltaic and wind renewable energy production across the UK was also affected.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:103320
Publisher:Wiley

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