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EBAS metadata elements 

Metadata element Include when reporting data Templates Comment
Data definition ALWAYS
Set type code ALWAYS
Timezone ALWAYS
Timeref NEVER Timeref should not be used anymore. The exporter has not used it for a long time. Now it should be taken out from the templates. Nevertheless should it be included in an "overall template" as documentation for all metadata.
File name ALWAYS
File creation NEVER This element is only used for export of files from EBAS, and it is not relevant for data reporting
Startdate ALWAYS
Dataset key NEVER Dateset key should generally not be used for import
Revision date ALWAYS
Version ALWAYS
Version description ALWAYS
Statistics ALWAYS
Data level ALWAYS
Period code ALWAYS
Resolution code ALWAYS
Sample duration ALWAYS
Orig. time res. SOMETIMES Should only be included in templates where it does make sense (i.e. with instruments that have a higher data resolution for raw data, i.e. most online instruments)
Station code ALWAYS
Platform code ALWAYS
Station name ALWAYS
Station WDCA-ID SOMETIMES Should be included in all templates that could be reported to WDCA, i.e. all aerosol data
Station GAW-ID SOMETIMES Should only be included in tempaltes that could be reported to WDCA or WDCRG (i.e. aerosol data, ozone, NOx)
Station GAW-Name SOMETIMES Should only be included in tempaltes that could be reported to WDCA or WDCRG (i.e. aerosol data, ozone, NOx)
Station AIRS-ID SOMETIMES Should only be included in tempaltes that could be reported to WDCA or WDCRG (i.e. aerosol data, ozone, NOx)
Station other IDs ALWAYS
Station state/province SOMETIMES Should only be included in tempaltes that could be reported to WDCA or WDCRG (i.e. aerosol data, ozone, NOx)
Station land use ALWAYS
Station setting ALWAYS
Station GAW type SOMETIMES Should only be included in tempaltes that could be reported to WDCA or WDCRG (i.e. aerosol data, ozone, NOx)
Station WMO region SOMETIMES Should only be included in tempaltes that could be reported to WDCA or WDCRG (i.e. aerosol data, ozone, NOx)
Station latitude ALWAYS
Station longitude ALWAYS
Station altitude ALWAYS
Measurement latitude ALWAYS
Measurement longitude ALWAYS
Measurement altitude ALWAYS
Measurement height ALWAYS
Regime ALWAYS
Component ALWAYS
Unit ALWAYS
Matrix ALWAYS
Instrument type ALWAYS
Laboratory code ALWAYS
Instrument name ALWAYS
Instrument manufacturer ALWAYS
Instrument model ALWAYS
Instrument serial number ALWAYS
Analytical measurement technique SOMETIMES Should be included in all templates with manual methods (i.e. filter, precipitation, flask, gravimetric, etc.)
Analytical laboratory code SOMETIMES Should be included in all templates with manual methods (i.e. filter, precipitation, flask, gravimetric, etc.)
Analytical instrument name SOMETIMES Should be included in all templates with manual methods (i.e. filter, precipitation, flask, gravimetric, etc.)
Analytical instrument manufacturer SOMETIMES Should be included in all templates with manual methods (i.e. filter, precipitation, flask, gravimetric, etc.)
Analytical instrument model SOMETIMES Should be included in all templates with manual methods (i.e. filter, precipitation, flask, gravimetric, etc.)
Analytical instrument serial number SOMETIMES Should be included in all templates with manual methods (i.e. filter, precipitation, flask, gravimetric, etc.)
Ext. lab. code SOMETIMES Should not be used anymore, substituted by Analytical... metadata
Method ref SOMETIMES Should not be included in templates with manual methods (i.e. filter, precipitation, flask, gravimetric, etc.)
Standard method ALWAYS
Calibration scale SOMETIMES
Calibration standard ID SOMETIMES
Secondary standard ID SOMETIMES
Inlet type SOMETIMES Should only be used in teplates for methods with an inlet (aerosol, gas)
Inlet description SOMETIMES Should only be used in teplates for methods with an inlet (aerosol, gas)
Inlet tube material SOMETIMES Should only be used in teplates for methods with an inlet (aerosol, gas)
Inlet tube outer diameter SOMETIMES Should only be used in teplates for methods with an inlet (aerosol, gas)
Inlet tube inner diameter SOMETIMES Should only be used in teplates for methods with an inlet (aerosol, gas)
Inlet tube length SOMETIMES Should only be used in teplates for methods with an inlet (aerosol, gas)
Maintenance description SOMETIMES
Flow rate SOMETIMES online and offline air and aerosol
Filter face velocity SOMETIMES EC/OC, maybe all filter measurements?
Exposed filter area SOMETIMES EC/OC, maybe all filter measurements?
Filter description SOMETIMES EC/OC, maybe all filter measurements?
Medium SOMETIMES filter measurements
Filter prefiring SOMETIMES EC/OC
Filter conditioning SOMETIMES filter measurements
Coating/Solution SOMETIMES filter measurements, maybe some other offline measurments?
Sample preparation SOMETIMES offline measurements
Blank correction SOMETIMES filter measurements
Artifact correction SOMETIMES EC/OC
Artifact correction description SOMETIMES EC/OC
Charring correction SOMETIMES EC/OC
Zero/span check type SOMETIMES now ozone, maybe all online measurments?
Zero/span check interval SOMETIMES now ozone, maybe all online measurments?
Humidity/temperature control SOMETIMES all online air and aerosol
Humidity/temperature control description SOMETIMES all online air and aerosol
Volume std. temperature SOMETIMES all online and offline air and aerosol
Volume std. pressure SOMETIMES all online and offline air and aerosol
Detection limit ALWAYS
Detection limit expl. ALWAYS
Measurement uncertainty SOMETIMES should be included in MOST tempates, compare also possibility for uncertainty variable
Measurement uncertainty expl. SOMETIMES should be included in MOST tempates
Zero/negative values code ALWAYS
Zero/negative values ALWAYS
Absorption cross section SOMETIMES ozone
QA measure ID ALWAYS
QA measure description NEVER
QA measure document name NEVER only with ozone, where generic measure ID's can be reproted together with data submission
QA measure document date SOMETIMES only with ozone, where generic measure ID's can be reproted together with data submission
QA measure document URL NEVER only with ozone, where generic measure ID's can be reproted together with data submission
QA date ALWAYS
QA outcome SOMETIMES
QA bias SOMETIMES
QA variability SOMETIMES
QA document name NEVER
QA document date NEVER
QA document URL ALWAYS
Organization ALWAYS only in NASA Ames 1001 line 3, is always included anyway
Frameworks ALWAYS only in NASA Ames 1001 line 5, is always included anyway
Originator ALWAYS
Submitter ALWAYS
Acknowledgement ALWAYS
Comment ALWAYS
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