Disponible con una licencia de Spatial Analyst.

Las funciones de geoprocesamiento de análisis de radiación solar permiten representar cartográficamente y analizar los efectos del sol sobre un área geográfica durante períodos de tiempo específicos.

You can perform solar radiation analysis for a landscape or for specific locations in several ways.

The following geoprocessing functions provide enhanced functionality or performance and support analysis on the Earth and Moon.

• The Feature Solar Radiation geoprocessing function is used to calculate the incoming solar insolation for input points or polygon features relative to the surface on the Earth or Moon.
• The Raster Solar Radiation geoprocessing function is used to calculate the incoming solar insolation for every raster cell of a digital surface model for the Earth or Moon.

The following geoprocessing functions provide landscape analysis for the Earth and are designed specifically for local landscape scales (up to approximately 1 degree):

• The Area Solar Radiation geoprocessing function is used to calculate the insolation across an entire landscape. The calculations are repeated for each location in the input topographic surface, producing insolation maps for an entire geographic area.
• The Points Solar Radiation geoprocessing function is used to calculate the amount of radiant energy for a given location. Locations can be stored as point features or as x,y coordinates in a location table. Solar radiation calculations can be performed for specified locations only.
• The Solar Radiation Graphics geoprocessing function creates graphic representations of the visible sky (viewshed map), the sun's position in the sky across a period of time (sun map), and the sectors of the sky that influence the amount of incoming solar radiation (sky map) for diagnostic purposes. Conceptually, these maps are used internally during analysis to calculate the total amount of solar radiation for a particular location or area.

En los temas que figuran a continuación se ofrece información de fondo sobre los aspectos teóricos de esas funciones de geoprocesamiento, así como algunos ejemplos de su implementación.

En la siguiente tabla se enumeran las funciones de geoprocesamiento disponibles y se proporciona una breve descripción de cada una de ellas.

Geoprocessing FunctionDescription

Deriva la radiación solar entrante de una superficie de ráster.

Calcula la insolación solar entrante para puntos de entrada o entidades poligonales en relación con la superficie (suelo) de la Tierra o la Luna.

Calcula la radiación solar entrante para ubicaciones específicas en una tabla de ubicación o clase de entidad de puntos.