The World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC) Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)
Entry ID: BSRN_RADIATION_NETWORK

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Summary
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.

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Description: The Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN). Link to this site to view
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 78.56   S: 78.56   E: 11.57   W: 11.57
Max Altitude: 11 METER
  N: 71.19   S: 71.19   E: -56.57   W: -56.57
Max Altitude: 8 METER
  N: 58.27   S: 58.27   E: 26.47   W: 26.47
Max Altitude: 70 METER
  N: 52.21   S: 52.21   E: 14.12   W: 14.12
Max Altitude: 125 METER
  N: 50.12   S: 50.12   E: -104.17   W: -104.17
Max Altitude: 578 METER
  N: 46.49   S: 46.49   E: 6.56   W: 6.56
Max Altitude: 491 METER
  N: 44.03   S: 44.03   E: 5.02   W: 5.02
Max Altitude: -100 METER
  N: 40.03   S: 40.03   E: -105.59   W: -105.59
Max Altitude: 1577 METER
  N: 36.36   S: 36.36   E: -97.29   W: -97.29
Max Altitude: 317 METER
  N: 36.03   S: 36.03   E: 140.08   W: 140.08
Max Altitude: 25 METER
  N: 32.16   S: 32.16   E: -64.2   W: -64.2
Max Altitude: 8 METER
  N: 8.43   S: 8.43   E: 167.44   W: 167.44
Max Altitude: 10 METER
  N: 8.32   S: 8.32   E: 4.34   W: 4.34
Max Altitude: 350 METER
  N: -23.42   S: -23.42   E: -133.52   W: -133.52
Max Altitude: 547 METER
  N: -27.28   S: -27.28   E: -48.29   W: -48.29
Max Altitude: 11 METER
  N: -69.0   S: -69.0   E: 39.35   W: 39.35
Max Altitude: 18 METER
  N: -70.39   S: -70.39   E: -8.15   W: -8.15
Max Altitude: 42 METER
  N: -90.0   S: -90.0   E: -0.0   W: -0.0
Max Altitude: 2841 METER

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
Dataset Title: Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)
Dataset Publisher: World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC)
Online Resource: http://www.bsrn.awi.de/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Location Keywords
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Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE Parameter Definition
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Access Constraints BSRN data can be made available to external users for bona fide
research purposes at no cost. However, use of a particular station's
data and the World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC) must always be
explicitly acknowledged.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
Baseline Surface Radiation Network, World Radiation Monitoring Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.bsrn.awi.de/
Dataset ID: BSRN

Data Center Personnel
Name: ELLSWORTH DUTTON
Email: Ellsworth.G.Dutton at noaa.gov
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Ellsworth.G.Dutton at noaa.gov
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-07-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-08-26
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