Wouter B. Mol

Wouter B. Mol
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Department of Meteorology and Air Quality

Master of Science

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April 2016 - September 2019
Weerplaza
Position
  • Developer
Description
  • Projects involving weather warnings, satellite, radar, neural networks
Education
February 2017 - February 2019
Utrecht University
Field of study
  • Climate Physics
September 2014 - February 2017
Utrecht University
Field of study
  • Physics & Astronomy

Publications

Publications (6)
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Clouds cast shadows on the surface and locally enhance solar irradiance by absorbing and scattering sunlight, resulting in fast and large solar irradiance fluctuations on the surface. Typical spatiotemporal scales and driving mechanisms of this intra-day irradiance variability are not well known, hence even one day ahead forecasts of variability ar...
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We developed a cost-effective Fast Response Optical Spectroscopy Time synchronized instrument (FROST). FROST can measure 18 light spectra in 18 wavebands ranging from 400 to 950 nm with a 20 nm full width half maximum bandwidth. The FROST 10 Hz measurement frequency is time-synchronized by a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) timing pulse an...
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If rooftop-installed solar energy systems generate more energy than locally consumed, the excess is fed into the electricity grid, increasing the voltage. Rising penetration levels of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems increase voltage levels, thereby threatening power quality. The extent to which solar PV cause grid issues in actual, nation-wide dist...
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Spring 2020 broke sunshine duration records across Western Europe. The Netherlands recorded the highest surface irradiance since 1928, exceeding the previous extreme of 2011 by 13%, and the diffuse fraction of the irradiance measured a record low percentage (38%). The coinciding irradiance extreme and a reduction in anthropogenic pollution due to C...
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Spring 2020 broke sun duration records across western Europe. The Netherlands recorded the highest surface irradiance since 1928, exceeding the previous extreme by 13 %, and the diffuse fraction of the total irradiance measured a record low percentage (38 %). The coinciding irradiance extreme and a reduction in anthropogenic pollution due to the CO...
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Under radiative‐convective equilibrium (RCE), surface moisture fluxes drive convection, while convection‐driven winds regulate surface fluxes. Most simulations of RCE do not resolve the boundary‐layer turbulence that drives near‐surface winds due to too coarse grid spacing and instead parameterize its effects by enforcing a minimum wind speed in th...

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