sol-air temperature


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sol-air temperature

[′säl′er ‚tem·prə·chər]
(meteorology)
The temperature which, under conditions of no direct solar radiation and no air motion, would cause the same heat transfer into a house as that caused by the interplay of all existing atmospheric conditions.
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Sol-Air Temperature. The sol-air temperature is the outdoor air temperature that, in the absence of all radiation changes, gives the same rate of heat entry into the surface as would the combination of incident solar radiation, radiant energy exchange with the sky and other outdoor surroundings, and convective heat exchange with outdoor air.
For many years, the conventional method to account for these three energy interactions has been to incorporate an effective outdoor air temperature known as the sol-air temperature (Kuehn et al.
The FCU model is also influenced directly or indirectly by both steady and time dependent factors that are included in the overall system simulation: device performance parameters, zone interior loads, outdoor air temperature and humidity, room and plenum sol-air temperature, inlet cooling and heating water temperature.