Current state of the WRMC

Gert.Koenig-Langlo [ at ]


Since July 2008, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) for Polar and Marine Research at Bremerhaven, Germany hosts the World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC) (see In April 2016, 59 BSRN stations had submitted their data to the WRMC. The data import is organized in so-called “station-to-archive files” which contain all the data from one station collected during one month. There have been a total of 8761 station-month data sets from 59 stations collected in the WRMC by April 2016. All submitted station-to-archive files are read-accessible from any user who accepts the BSRN data release guidelines (see The files can be obtained via by using a web browser or any ftp tool. The access to the public file archive is password-restricted. Read accounts can be obtained from the WRMC (email An alternative to the ftp access is data access via the Publishing Network for Geoscientific and Environmental Data, PANGAEA (see, which offers much more user-friendly services. Link tables below offer an overview and access to all submitted data in PANGAEA format. Since December 2011, all incoming data runs though a quality control in the WRMC. The station scientists are encouraged to test their data prior to submission using, e.g., the BSRN-Toolbox ( An updated Technical Plan for BSRN Data Management is available via the BSRN webpage or Despite the fact that the director of the WRMC (Gert König-Langlo) will retire about mid 2017 a commitment from the AWI director Karin Lochte exists that AWI will continue to host the WRMC at present level. During the 14th BSRN Scientific Review and Workshop in Canberra the workshop participants agreed that the WRMC will stay at AWI.

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14th BSRN Science Review and Workshop, 26 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016, Canberra, Australia.
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König-Langlo, G. (2016): Current state of the WRMC , 14th BSRN Science Review and Workshop, Canberra, Australia, 26 April 2016 - 29 April 2016 .

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