During the last few years continuous measurements of direct solar irradiance have been taken in Modena (37 m. a.s.l.) using pyrheliometers with three filters (quartz filters, OG51, RG61). The apparent atmospheric transmission calculated using the so-called rationing technique can be utilised as a useful parameter to monitor the atmosphere. Preliminary results suggest that the atmospheric transmission seems be able to highlight meteorological events such as the transport of dust.
Analysis of pyrheliometric measurements at Modena (Italy) from 1990 to 1991 / Morelli, Sandra; M., Stortini. - In: IL NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI FISICA. C, GEOPHYSICS AND SPACE PHYSICS. - ISSN 1124-1896. - STAMPA. - 19 (4):(1996), pp. 545-551.