The SOLRAD network consists of 9 surface radiation monitoring stations and is operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Measurements from the SOLRAD stations are stored in daily ASCII text files and can be freely downloaded from the SOLRAD FTP server. Since January 1st 2015, data has been logged as 1-minute averages of 1-second samples. Prior to this, the data was stored as 3-minute averages.

The reader is referred to [HDM96] for background information on the SOLRAD network.

Station full name Abbreviation State Country Latitude Longitude Elevation Time period Network Owner Comment Data availability Tier Instrument Components
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B. B. Hicks, J. J. DeLuisi, and D. R. Matt. The NOAA integrated surface irradiance study (ISIS) - a new surface radiation monitoring program. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77(12):2857–2864, 1996. doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1996)077<2857:TNISIS>2.0.CO;2.