Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN): structure and data description (1992-2017)

Driemel, Amelie and Augustine, John and Behrens, Klaus and Colle, Sergio and Cox, Christopher and Cuevas-Agull`o, Emilio and Denn, Fred M. and Duprat, Thierry and Fukuda, Masato and Grobe, Hannes and Haeffelin, Martial and Hodges, Gery and Hyett, Nicole and Ijima, Osamu and Kallis, Ain and Knap, Wouter and Kustov, Vasilii and Long, Charles N. and Longenecker, David and Lupi, Angelo and Maturilli, Marion and Mimouni, Mohamed and Ntsangwane, Lucky and Ogihara, Hiroyuki and Olano, Xabier and Olefs, Marc and Omori, Masao and Passamani, Lance and Pereira, Enio Bueno and Schmithüsen, Holger and Schumacher, Stefanie and Sieger, Rainer and Tamlyn, Jonathan and Vogt, Roland and Vuilleumier, Laurent and Xia, Xiango and Ohmura, Atsumu and König-Langlo, Gert. (2018) Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN): structure and data description (1992-2017). Earth System Science Data, 10 (3). pp. 1491-1501.

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Small changes in the radiation budget at the earth’s surface can lead to large climatological responses when persistent over time. With the increasing debate on anthropogenic influences on climatic processes during the 1980s the need for accurate radiometric measurements with higher temporal resolution was identified, and it was determined that the existing measurement networks did not have the resolution or accuracy required to meet this need. In 1988 the WMO therefore proposed the establishment of a new international Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN), which should collect and centrally archive high quality ground-based radiation measurements in 1-minute resolution. BSRN began its work in 1992 with 9 stations, currently (status 2018-01-01), the network comprises 59 stations (with data) and 9 candidates (stations recently accepted into the network with data forthcoming to the archive) distributed over all continents. The BSRN database is the World Radiation Monitoring Center. It is hosted at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany and now offers more than 10 300 months of data from the years 1992 to 2017. All data are available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.880000 free of charge.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Meteorologie (Parlow)
UniBasel Contributors:Vogt, Roland
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
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