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Surface Radiation Budget Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web,FTP
REQUEST PROCEDURE
All data and products freely available at ftp://ftp.srrb.noaa.gov/pub/data/surfrad/
Surface In-Situ Networks
The national Surface Radiation Budget Network (SURFRAD) was established in 1993 by NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory and began collecting and distributing data in 1995. Its primary objective is to support global change and related research with continuous measurements of the surface radiation budget, which includes upward- and downward-directed longwave and shortwave radiation. Ancillary meteorological measurements, aerosol optical depth, other radiation measurements, and several support products and data sets are also made available to support research.
CONTACT
John Augustine
NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GMD/G-RAD
R/GMD2 325 Broadway Boulder, Colorado 80305
(303) 497-6415
john.a.augustine@noaa.gov
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SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameSURFRAD
CollectiveN/A
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationUSA
Number of Stations7
Map of Stationshttp://www.srrb.noaa.gov/surfrad/sitepage.html
Categoryradiation, meteorology, aerosol
Parameters (Most)Direct shortwave, diffuse shortwave, downwelling global shortwave, upwelling shortwave, downwelling longwave, upwelling longwave, downwelling photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), downwelling erythemal UVB, spectral visible radiation for aerosol optical depth at 415nm, 500nm, 614nm, 670nm, 870nm, and 940nm, station pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, total sky images.
Paramters (Limited)N/A
Archivehttp://www.srrb.noaa.gov/surfrad/index.html
Period of Record1995-present
Temporal Resolution3 minute
Data Season0000, 0003,...,2354, 2357 UTC
Data Availabilitynext working day
Other PurposesClimate monitoring, Satellite and Model validation
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
Augustine, J. A., J. J. DeLuisi, and C. N. Long, 2000: SURFRAD—A national surface radiation budget network for atmospheric research. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 81, 2341-2357. Augustine, J. A., G. B. Hodges, C. R. Cornwall, J. J. Michalsky, and C. I. Medina, 2005: An update on SURFRAD—The GCOS surface radiation budget network for the continental United States, J. Atmos. And Oceanic Tech., 22, 1460–1472.
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UPDATED ON
8 Sep 2009 09:37