The database is provided in different formats:

Ancillary information on source networks and neighbouring stations:


Loew, A., Bennartz, R., Fell, F., Lattanzio, A., Doutriaux-Boucher, M., and Schulz, J.: A database of global reference sites to support validation of satellite surface albedo datasets (SAVS 1.0), Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 425-438, doi:10.5194/essd-8-425-2016


Site selection:

GSAValDB reference sites: all sites

Stations which match the GCOS criteria are shown in green, while stations which do not match the GCOS requirement are shown in red. Stations that are not covered by any MSA data are shown in black.

Processed using pyCMBS 1.1.0 and GSAValDB software with following ID: commit 1b0a2e823b9a34e615b27a48e2a7917833c8404b