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ESIPP Symposium—Rethinking our Energy Future: Collaboration and Integration

The ESIPP Symposium—Rethinking our Energy Future: Collaboration and Integration took place on Thursday November 30th in UCD. There were some interesting talks about the current and future work within ESIPP. There were also some interesting posters from all the PhD students within ESIPP. It was great to learn about the ongoing research within ESIPP.

My poster was titled “An Investigation of Systematic Errors in Solar Radiation for Reanalysis Datasets”. In it I presented the results of standard skill scores of reanalysis datasets to estimate shortwave radiation (SW) compared to station observations in Ireland. Reanalyses tend to overestimate the SW. However, results also show that a simple linear least squares post processing method can reduce the systematic bias and RMSE for SW in reanalyses. I also presented initial analysis of the spatial representation of SW in reanalyses. An interesting east-west variation in SW is observed which is highlighted by the land-sea contrast.

Many thanks to the judges for choosing my poster as winner of the best poster competition.