Data Release Guidelines
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 (= cited). Example for a citation of data from station SPO:
Dutton, E.G. (2007): Basic and other measurements of radiation at station South Pole (1992-02). Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics Laboratory, Boulder, doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.672599.
However, to facilitate the citation of many datasets from one station we created data collections for several stations (more will follow), for an overview of the existing collections see: https://www.pangaea.de/?q=%40BSRNcollection
We try to keep these collections up-to-date. If you notice that datasets are missing in the collections please notify us: amelie.driemel[at]awi.de
Further interaction with the originating site scientists is encouraged because of the potential benefit to the data user. If you are looking for a general citation for BSRN you can use the following:
Driemel, A., Augustine, J., Behrens, K., Colle, S., Cox, C., Cuevas-Agulló, E., Denn, F. M., Duprat, T., Fukuda, M., Grobe, H., Haeffelin, M., Hodges, G., Hyett, N., Ijima, O., Kallis, A., Knap, W., Kustov, V., Long, C. N., Longenecker, D., Lupi, A., Maturilli, M., Mimouni, M., Ntsangwane, L., Ogihara, H., Olano, X., Olefs, M., Omori, M., Passamani, L., Pereira, E. B., Schmithüsen, H., Schumacher, S., Sieger, R., Tamlyn, J., Vogt, R., Vuilleumier, L., Xia, X., Ohmura, A., and König-Langlo, G.: Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN): structure and data description (1992–2017), Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1491-1501, doi:10.5194/essd-10-1491-2018, 2018.
BSRN data sets provided by the WRMC must not be passed to a third party without the agreement of the WRMC. The above restriction shall not apply to any BSRN data which are made public through publication, presumably with some added value, and/or are incorporated into additional project(s) for wide release. In such events all BSRN data should be clearly identified as such in that release, with information as to how to obtain the original data directly from the BSRN archive. A copy of the publication is to be provided directly to the originator or preferably via the WRMC who will forward it to the originator. The direct commercial use (selling) of the data is forbidden.
All datasets retrievable directly via ftp and PANGAEA are read account restricted. Only persons who follow the data release guidelines are allowed to use the data. Read accounts for both - PANGAEA and ftp access - can be obtained from Amelie Driemel (amelie.driemel[at]awi.de).
WRMC highly recommends that all users do their own quality checks of the data after extracting BSRN-data!!!Since the beginning of 2012 the WRMC offers a BSRN-Toolbox which can be used to perform these QC checks. Any user who finds questionable data should inform the WRMC staff (Amelie Driemel) about the problem so the data can be double checked. If the problem is severe, the WRMC staff will contact the corresponding station scientists for corrections. If the corrected data cannot be submitted within a reasonable period of time, the questionable data will be deleted from PANGAEA, and a warning will be given in the corresponding station directory of the ftp-archive.
Available Data Summaries
- LR 0100 + LR 0300 (Basic radiation and other radiation measurements)
- LR 0300 (Other radiation measurements only, including net and upward fluxes)
- LR 0500 (Ultra-violet measurements)
- LR 1000 (Meteorological synoptical observations)
- LR 1100 (Radiosonde measurements)
- LR 1200 (Ozone measurements)
- LR 1300 (Expanded measurements), Part I
- LR 3010 (Other radiation measurements at 10 m, including upward fluxes)
- LR 3030 (Other radiation measurements at 30 m, including upward fluxes)
- LR 3300 (Other radiation measurements at 300 m, including upward fluxes)
- All logical records