SAMD - Archive for Standardized Atmospheric Measurement Data
Central Europe is a region with one of the most comprehensive networks for cloud and precipitation observations worldwide. Unifying these observations to become an “easy-to-use” data set - establishing the infrastructure to store it and make it accessible to the climate community - was the goal of SAMD. This affects a variety of scattered observational data, from multivariate long-term observations at dedicated super-sites, through short-term area-wide remote-sensing observations, to high-resolution satellite data.
SA web portal was set up for the SAMD data, which is hosted by the ICDC Hamburg as a global entry point. It uses Unidata's Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services from Unidata (THREDDS) hierarchical data management system, which is also used by the ESGF and the ARM program.