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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1491–1501, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1491-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1491–1501, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1491-2018
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.

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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.