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Integrated Surface Solar Irradiance Study (ISIS) Surface-Based Solar Monitoring Data

Abstract: Solar radiation is the driving energy for the geophysical and
biochemical processes that control weather and life on earth. The
Integrated Surface Irradiance Study (ISIS) is a continuation of
earlier NOAA surface-based solar monitoring programs, in the visible
and ultra violet wavebands. ISIS provides basic surface radiation data
with repeatability, consistency, and accuracy based on reference
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Related URL
Description: The NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Home Page.

Description: Link to obtain NOAA Surfrad Network: ISIS Level 2 Data.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 49.0   S: 32.0   E: -76.0   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD)
Dataset Title: Integrated Surface Solar Irradiance Study (ISIS) Surface-Based Solar Monitoring
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Dataset Publisher: NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD)
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Use Constraints Please cite the dataset author if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Air Resources Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 423-576-1233
Email: matt at
Contact Address:
PO Box 2456
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-2456
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
"The NOAA Integrated Surface Irradiance Study (ISIS) - A New Surface
Radiation Monitoring Program", B.B. Hicks, J.J. DeLuisi, and
D.R. Matt. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 2857-2864
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23