World Data Center for Radiation, St. Petersburg

Data Center Description
The World Radiation Data Centre (WRDC) located at the Main Geophysical
Observatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, serves as a central depository
for solar radiation data collected at over 1000 measurement sites
throughout the world.

The WRDC was established in accordance with Resolution 31 of WMO
Executive Committee XVIII in 1964. The WRDC centrally collects,
archives and published radiometric data from the world to ensure the
availability of these data for research by the international
scientific community.

The WRDC archive contains the following measurements (not all
observations are made at all sites):

Global solar radiation
Diffuse solar radiation
Downward atmospheric radiation
Sunshine duration
Direct solar radiation (hourly and instantaneous)
Net total radiation
Net terrestrial surface radiation (upward)
Terrestrial surface radiation
Reflected solar radiation
Spectral radiation components (instantaneous fluxes)


[Summary provided by WRDC.]