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.
SAMD has established a structure of distributed data servers with a common web portal hosted by ICDC Hamburg as the global entry point. A THREDDS server (Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services from Unidata) is used to manage the data and make them available to the public.