||Because of the important role radiation plays in the climate system, the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) was established to provide a worldwide network to continuously measure radiative fluxes at the Earth's surface. Over 30 stations located throughtout the world are planned for BSRN. Many of these stations began operation in 1992 and each year more are added to the network. These stations provide data for the calibration of the Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project and other satellite-based measurements of radiative fluxes. BSRN data are also used to validate radiative flux models. The data are archived at the World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC) in Zurich, Switzerland. BSRN data is also available from the Langley DAAC.
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