The new 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 - is the goal of SAMD. Therefore widely scattered observational data have to be organised. These range 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. The central administration of these servers is based on a hierarchical data management system called Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS) from Unidata, which is also used by the ESGF and the ARM program.
SAMD is registered at re3data (REgistry of REsearch data Repositories) with the following DOI:
SAMD is one result of the project "High Definition of Clouds and Precipitation in advancing Climate Prediction" (HD(CP)²), founded by the the German Federal Ministry of Eduction and Research.