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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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Prof. DOn P. Chambers
Dataset Title: GRACE grids version dpc 200711
Dataset Release Date: 11/1/2007
Dataset Release Place: Pasadena, CA
Dataset Publisher: http://grace.jpl.nasa.gov
Data Presentation Form: ascii, netcdf, tiff, gif
Start Date: 2002-04-15Stop Date: 2010-03-15
Latitude Resolution: 1.0 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 1.0 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
ISO Topic Category
Email: DChambers at marine.usf.edu
Chambers, D.P.: Evaluation of New GRACE Time-Variable Gravity Data over the Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33(17), LI7603, 2006
Chambers, D. P: Observing seasonal steric sea level variations with GRACE and satellite altimetry, J. Geophys. Res., 111 (C3), C03010, 10.1029/2005JC002914, 2006.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-07-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-01-21