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Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: Browser pictures side with weather - radiation

When the weather is selected in the browser, the pictures side of the browser is showing, and the display mode of radiation is selected, the browser displays a 30-day running graph of the solar radiation for the day.

The browser pictures side showing radiation

If the show means gif/00000148.gif button is down (pushed in), long- term average radiation values are overlaid over the current radiation values with straight lines connecting the long-term monthly values. These long-term averages are the same values as in the weather parameters you can change on the numbers side of the browser.

To switch between bar and line graphs, click the bar graph gif/00000147.gif or line graph gif/00000146.gif buttons. To change the color of the graphed bars or lines, click on the colored box at the bottom of the browser and choose a new color from the window that appears. To rescale the graph, click the rescale gif/00000149.gif button.

The radiation shown is the amount of radiation falling on the plants, after coming through the atmosphere and clouds. Radiation depends greatly on rainfall as a measure of cloudiness.

How it works: calculation of solar radiation

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