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Surface Radiation Budget (SURFRAD) Network 1-Hour Observations
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00540


Summary
Abstract: Radiation measurements at SURFRAD stations cover the range of the electromagnetic spectrum that affects the earth/atmosphere system. Direct solar radiation is monitored with a Normal Incidence Pyrheliometer (or NIP) mounted on the solar tracker. Downwelling global solar radiation is measured by an upward-viewing broadband pyranometer. The diffuse, or sky component, of solar radiation is ... View entire text

Purpose: The Surface Radiation Budget Network (SURFRAD) was established in 1993 by NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory through the support of NOAA's Office of Global Programs. It is the first and only national network of its kind. Its primary objective is to support global change research, satellite programs, renewable energy research, and modeling with continuous measurements of the surface radiation budget, which includes upward- and downward-directed shortwave and longwave radiation.
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Description: SURFRAD (Surface Radiation) Network
SURFRAD information and data from NOAA ESRL.
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Description:  Map of SURFRAD sites.

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 24.0   E: -66.0   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Surface Radiation Budget (SURFRAD) Network 1-Hour Observations
Dataset Release Date: 1995-01-01
Data Presentation Form: tableDigital
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: Point Resolution
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 minute - < 1 hour
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, 1995: Surface Radiation Budget (SURFRAD) Network Observations. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].

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Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: See Extended Metadata for fee information
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-01-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27


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