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Lanconelli, Christian; Busetto, Maurizio; Dutton, Ellsworth G; König-Langlo, Gert; Maturilli, Marion; Sieger, Rainer; Vitale, Vito; Yamanouchi, Takashi (2011): Baseline surface radiation during the International Polar Year 2007-2009. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Lanconelli, C et al. (2011): Polar baseline surface radiation measurements during the International Polar Year 2007–2009. Earth System Science Data, 3(1), 1-8,

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Downwelling and upwelling shortwave and longwave radiation components from six active polar sites, taking part of the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN), were selected for the period of the last International Polar Year (March 2007 to March 2009), and included in the BSRN-IPY dataset, along with metadata and supplementary data for some of the stations. Two sites, located at Svalbard archipelago (Ny Ålesund) and Alaska (Barrow), represent Arctic sea-level conditions. Four Antarctic stations represent both sea-level (Dronning Maud Land and Cosmonaut Sea) and high-elevation conditions (South Pole and East Antarctic Plateau). The BSRN-IPY dataset content and quality are discussed.
Median Latitude: -25.748333 * Median Longitude: -2.459000 * South-bound Latitude: -89.983000 * West-bound Longitude: -156.607000 * North-bound Latitude: 78.925000 * East-bound Longitude: 123.383000
Date/Time Start: 2007-03-15T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2009-03-15T00:00:00
Minimum Elevation: 8.0 m * Maximum Elevation: 3233.0 m
BAR (Barrow) * Latitude: 71.323000 * Longitude: -156.607000 * Date/Time: 1992-01-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: 8.0 m * Location: Alaska, USA * Method/Device: Monitoring station (MONS) * Comment: BSRN station no: 22; Surface type: tundra; Topography type: flat, rural; Station scientist: Laura Riihimaki (
DOM (Concordia Station, Dome C) * Latitude: -75.100000 * Longitude: 123.383000 * Date/Time: 2006-01-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: 3233.0 m * Location: Antarctica * Method/Device: Monitoring station (MONS) * Comment: BSRN station no: 74; Surface type: glacier, accumulation area; Topography type: flat, rural; Station scientist: Angelo Lupi (
GVN (Georg von Neumayer) * Latitude: -70.650000 * Longitude: -8.250000 * Date/Time: 1992-01-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: 42.0 m * Location: Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica * Method/Device: Monitoring station (MONS) * Comment: BSRN station no: 13; Surface type: iceshelf; Topography type: flat, rural; Horizon from 1992 to 2009-01: doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.669516; Horizon after 2009-01: doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.757811; Station scientist: Holger Schmithüsen ( Station description see hdl:10013/epic.28566.d001
The datasets containing all links (childs) to any of the BSRN-IPY datasets. Any user who accepts the BSRN data release guidelines ( may ask Amelie Driemel ( to obtain an account to download these datasets.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEvent
2Optional event labelEvent 2
4Latitude of eventLatitude
5Longitude of eventLongitude
6Elevation of eventElevationm
7Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileBasic measurements of radiation
8Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileExpanded measurements
9Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileMeteorological synoptical observations
10Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileOzone measurements
11Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileRadiosonde measurements
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