The World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC) Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)Entry ID: BSRN_RADIATION_NETWORK
Abstract: [Source: Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) home page, http://www.bsrn.awi.de/ ]
BSRN is a project of the Radiation Panel from the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment GEWEX under the umbrella of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and as such is aimed at detecting important changes in the Earth's radiation field at the Earth's surface which may be related to climate changes.
... The data are of primary importance in supporting the validation and confirmation of satellite and computer model estimates of these quantities. At a small number of stations (currently about 40) in contrasting climatic zones, covering a latitude range from 80°N to 90°S (see station maps ), solar and atmospheric radiation is measured with instruments of the highest available accuracy and with high time resolution (1 to 3 minutes).
The BSRN was recently (early 2004) designated as the global baseline network for surface radiation for the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). The BSRN stations also contribute to the Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW).
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Start Date: 1998-03-01
Latitude Resolution: 5km
Longitude Resolution: 5km
Temporal Resolution: 15s
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: DVD RAM disks
Email: nsato at nipr.ac.jp
Province or State: Tokyo
Postal Code: 190-8518
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: yanghuigen at pric.gov.cn
Polar Research Institute of China 451 Jinqiao Road
Province or State: Shanghai
Postal Code: 200136
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-12-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-21