Geoinformatics and Extrapolation-based Applications for Estimation of Shortwave Radiation Potential as a Sustainable Energy Source: Emphasis on Smart Cities

Geoinformatics-based Estimation of Shortwave Radiation Potential as a Sustainable Energy Source

Authors

  • Tariq Sardar Department of Environmental Sciences, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, Pakistan
  • Abdur Raziq Department of Geography, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Abdur Rashid Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, PR China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53560/PPASB(60-3)859

Keywords:

Smart cities, Downward shortwave radiation, Sustainable energy, extrapolation, Geographic Information System, Geoinformatics

Abstract

Smart cities are objectively developed for a sustainable and better life quality for their inhabitants. The present study is focused on the determination of downward shortwave radiation potential-based sites to develop smart cities based on the suitability and useable aspect of these radiations as a sustainable energy source. The downward shortwave radiation is estimated through MTCLIM-XL extrapolation with further spatial-based potential through spatial analysis of Geographic Information System (GIS) as a Geoinformatics application an applicable tool of Geoinformatics majorly helps in integration and processing of related geo-data and related critical factors for final visualization towards smart and applicable decision making. Hence, these properties make Geoinformatics a viable approach in the applications of sustainable energy estimation for the development of smart and sustainable cities. Prospectively, Geoinformatics with the integration of related critical parameters can be a reliable approach for application in the determination of suitable locations for harvesting the radiation potential as a sustainable energy source.

Author Biographies

Abdur Raziq, Department of Geography, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Pakistan

Department of Geography, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Pakistan

Abdur Rashid, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, PR China

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, PR China

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Published

2023-09-05

How to Cite

Sardar, T., Raziq, A., & Rashid, A. (2023). Geoinformatics and Extrapolation-based Applications for Estimation of Shortwave Radiation Potential as a Sustainable Energy Source: Emphasis on Smart Cities: Geoinformatics-based Estimation of Shortwave Radiation Potential as a Sustainable Energy Source. Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences: B. Life and Environmental Sciences, 60(3), 489–496. https://doi.org/10.53560/PPASB(60-3)859

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