ready Surface Radiation Budget Network Database


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Surface Radiation Budget Network Database (SURFRAD) supports climate research with accurate, continuous, long-term measurements of the surface radiation budget over the United States. Data are downloaded, quality controlled, and processed into daily files that are distributed in near real time. Observations from SURFRAD have been used for evaluating satellite-based estimates of surface radiation, and for validating hydrologic, weather prediction, and climate models.


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Created in 1993

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Record added: Sept. 15, 2020, 1:13 p.m.
Record updated: Sept. 16, 2020, 11:06 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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