World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC)
The World Radiation Monitoring Center is the central archive of all BSRN measurements.
The radiation data are stored together with collocated surface and upper-air meteorological observations and station metadata in an integrated database. High accuracy BSRN radiation measurements are described in these pages and have been used to validate the radiation schemes in global climate models and satellite algorithms. The measurements are beginning to develop into an extensively documented and widely representative surface radiation data set. Further participation in the program by well-supported long-term measurement programs, like those traditionally maintained by national governments and located in regions not currently well represented (see maps), is encouraged. Participation in BSRN permits direct interactions with a global community of surface radiation scientists and significant contributions to several international climate research programs.