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

Edward Hanna*, Karen L Aplin, H Bjornsson, Robert Bryant, J. Cappelen, Robert S. Fausto, Xavier Fettweis, Edward Graham, R. Giles Harrison, T Jonsson, JC Penman, Dilkushi de Alwis Pitts, Alexander Bilton

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Abstract

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 were also affected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-135
Number of pages12
JournalWeather
Volume78
Issue number5
Early online date15 Mar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2022

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