Solar Radiation model - Latitude for large area

Discussion created by todd93 on Oct 22, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2014 by xander_bakker
I am planning to work with the Solar Radiation modeling tools over a large area from Virginia to North Carolina. One of the required inputs to the Area and Point tools is "Latitude". The tool sets this value automatically based on the input raster. However, it seems that if the study area is as large as mine then using one value is not appropriate.

Will I need to break the study region up into sections and mosaic them back together? If so, it seems that the sections would need to overlap so that the edges are modeled accurately.

Any advice on how to handle solar radiation modeling across a large study area would be very helpful.