Basic and other measurements of radiation at station Gobabeb (2023-05)


In Gobabeb, Namibia SWD, LWD and DIR are each measured redundant with two instruments of the same make (not in this data base). The differences between the pairs are used in the quality control. This is done manually by inspecting plots of half-day diurnal courses of the pairs and their differences. Values are removed mostly in the morning due to daily cleaning. Other reasons for larger differences are birds, insects, or people at the station. There are regular fog events varying in frequency over the year. Usually, the fog appears in the second half of the night and disappears a few hours after sunrise. The case temperatures of pyrgeometers practically never drop below dewpoint but there can be water deposition of the dome.

Version 2, 2023-09-07, with date/time error corrected.

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Creator Vogt, Roland
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Meteorology Climatology Remote Sensing, Dep. Umweltwissenschaften, Universität Basel
Publication Year 2023
Rights Baseline Surface Radiation Network License 1.0;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 579704 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (15.042 LON, -23.561 LAT); Namib Desert, Namibia
Temporal Coverage Begin 2023-05-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2023-05-31T23:59:00Z