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Maturilli, Marion; Herber, Andreas; König-Langlo, Gert (2014): Basic and other measurements of radiation from the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) Station Ny-Ålesund in the years 1992 to 2013, reference list of 253 datasets. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Maturilli, M et al. (2014): Surface radiation climatology for Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (78.9° N), basic observations for trend detection. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 120(1-2), 331-339,

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At Ny-Ålesund (78.9° N), Svalbard, surface radiation measurements of up- and downward short- and longwave radiation are operated since August 1992 in the frame of the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN), complemented with surface and upper air meteorology since August 1993. The long-term observations are the base for a climatological presentation of the surface radiation data. Over the 21-year observation period, ongoing changes in the Arctic climate system are reflected. Particularly, the observations indicate a strong seasonality of surface warming and related changes in different radiation parameters. The annual mean temperature at Ny-Ålesund has risen by +1.3 ± 0.7 K per decade, with a maximum seasonal increase during the winter months of +3.1 ± 2.6 K per decade. At the same time, winter is also the season with the largest long-term changes in radiation, featuring an increase of +15.6 ± 11.6 W/m**2 per decade in the downward longwave radiation. Furthermore, changes in the reflected solar radiation during the months of snow melt indicate an earlier onset of the warm season by about 1 week compared to the beginning of the observations. The online available dataset of Ny-Ålesund surface radiation measurements provides a valuable data source for the validation of satellite instruments and climate models.
Latitude: 78.925000 * Longitude: 11.930000
Date/Time Start: 1992-08-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1992-08-01T00:00:00
Minimum Elevation: 11.0 m * Maximum Elevation: 11.0 m
NYA (Ny-Ålesund) * Latitude: 78.925000 * Longitude: 11.930000 * Date/Time: 1992-08-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: 11.0 m * Location: Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen * Campaign: WCRP/GEWEX * Method/Device: Monitoring station (MONS) * Comment: BSRN station no: 11; Surface type: tundra; Topography type: mountain valley, rural; Horizon: doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.669522; Station scientist:
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