Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1491–1501, 2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1491–1501, 2018

Review article 21 Aug 2018

Review article | 21 Aug 2018

Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN): structure and data description (1992–2017)

Amelie Driemel et al.

Data sets

Baseline surface radiation data (1992-2017) A. Driemel, J. Augustine, K. Behrens, S. Colle, C. J. Cox, E. Cuevas-Agulló, F. M. Denn, T. Duprat, E. G. Dutton, M. Fukuda, H. Grobe, M. Haeffelin, G. Hodges, N. Hyett, O. Ijima, A. Kallis, W. Knap, V. Kustov, C. Lanconelli, C. Long, D. Longenecker, A. Lupi, M. Maturilli, M. Mimouni, L. Ntsangwane, H. Ogihara, X. Olano, M. Olefs, M. Omori, L. Passamani, E. B. Pereira, H. Schmithüsen, S. Schumacher, R. Sieger, J. Tamlyn, R. Vogt, L. Vuilleumier, X. Xia, G. König-Langlo

Short summary
The Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) collects and centrally archives high-quality ground-based radiation measurements in 1 min resolution. More than 10 300 months, i.e., > 850 years, of high-radiation data in 1 min resolution from the years 1992 to 2017 are available. The network currently comprises 59 stations collectively representing all seven continents as well as island-based stations in the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic oceans.