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The example template given below contains the metadata fields that are commonly included when reporting data related to this specific template. Some of these metadata elements may not be relevant for your data reporting, like AIRS station ID for stations outside North America or the various QA measure data when there is no QA measure for the data. Such metadata elements could be let out. If you want to include additional metadata elements that are not given in the example template, there is a complete list here.  In case of any doubt about such additional metadata, please consult the EBAS team!

 
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Template for submission of Differential / Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer measurements

Below, you find an example of a data file reporting measurements of the aerosol particle number size distribution measured by a Differential or Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (DMPS / SMPS). The format has been designed to make data reporting a easy as possible while still keeping the file self-explanatory and containing the essential information necessary for archiving and interpreting the file content. The parameters to be included in a regular data submission have been determined by an instrument specific GAW expert group.

Points to note:

  • When calculating average values, e.g. hourly, from measurements with higher time resolution, please disregard any invalid measurements. Any informative flags, e.g. local contamination, occuring at any time during the average period need to be copied to the average value.

 

Downloading template as text file

You could download the template and start to modify the text with your own metadata. Due to limitations of the online portal we could not provide files with the .nas file extension. So please download the text file and edit, and remember to use the .nas file-extension when you create your datafile: 

dmps_lev2.txt

* To validate the file, please use the EBAS Submission Tool

Flags commonly used with this format:

A full list of flags could be found here.



Group 0: Valid data

Flag Validity Description
000 V Valid measurement

Group 1: Exception flags for accepted, irregular data

Flag Validity Description
110 V Episode data checked and accepted by data originator. Valid measurement

Group 9: Missing flags

Flag Validity Description
559 V Unspecified contamination or local influence, but considered valid


Group 6: Mechanical or instrumental problem

Flag Validity Description
640 V Instrument internal relative humidity above 40%


Group 9: Missing flags

Flag Validity Description
980 M Missing due to calibration or zero/span check
999 M Missing measurement, unspecified reason


Template for Data Submission

140 1001
Fiebig, Markus; Someone, Else
NO01L, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, NILU,, Instituttveien 18,, N-2027, Kjeller, Norway
Fiebig, Markus
GAW-WDCA
1 1
2016 01 01 2016 09 24
0.041667
days from file reference point
66
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
999.999999 9999.9 9999.9 9999.9 9999 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99 9.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
end_time of measurement, days from the file reference point
pressure, hPa, Location=instrument internal, Matrix=instrument
temperature, K, Location=instrument internal, Matrix=instrument
relative_humidity, %, Location=instrument internal, Matrix=instrument
number of size bins
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=10.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=12.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=15.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=19.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=23.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=29.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=35.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=44.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=54.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=67.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=82.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=102.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=126.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=155.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=192.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=237.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=292.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=361.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=445.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=550.0 nm, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=10.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=12.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=15.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=19.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=23.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=29.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=35.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=44.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=54.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=67.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=82.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=102.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=126.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=155.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=192.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=237.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=292.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=361.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=445.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=550.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:15.87, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=10.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=12.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=15.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=19.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=23.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=29.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=35.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=44.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=54.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=67.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=82.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=102.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=126.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=155.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=192.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=237.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=292.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=361.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=445.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
particle_number_size_distribution, 1/cm3, D=550.0 nm, Statistics=percentile:84.13, Measurement uncertainty=10%
numflag
0
60
Data definition: EBAS_1.1
Set type code: TU
Station code: NO0001R
Platform code: NO0001S
Timezone: UTC
Startdate: 20160101000000
Revision date: 20160924000000
Component: particle_number_size_distribution
Unit: 1/cm3
Matrix: pm10
Period code: 1y
Resolution code: 1h
Sample duration: 1h
Laboratory code: NO01L
Instrument type: dmps
Instrument manufacturer: NILU
Instrument model: DMPSmodel2
Instrument name: NILU_DMPSmodel2_BIR
Instrument serial number: 00001/2
Method ref: NO01L_Adis_EUSAAR_NRT_DMPS_lev0_2_lev1_0_0_4
Orig. time res.: 6mn
File name: NO0001R.20160101000000.20160924000000.particle_number_size_distribution.pm10.1y.1h.nas
Station WDCA-ID: GAWANO__BIR
Station GAW-Name: Birkenes Atmospheric Observatory
Station GAW-ID: BIR
Station AIRS-ID: [this line is optional]
Station other IDs: 201(NILUDB)
Station state/province: [this line is optional]
Measurement latitude: 58.380
Measurement longitude: 8.250
Measurement altitude: 220m
Station land use: Forest
Station setting: Rural
Station GAW type: R
Station WMO region: 6
Originator: Fiebig, Markus, Markus.Fiebig@nilu.no, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, NILU, Atmosphere and Climate Department, Instituttveien 18,, N-2027, Kjeller, Norway
Originator: Someone, Else, Someone@somewhere.no, Some nice Institute, WOW, Super interesting division, Street 18,, X-9999, Paradise, Noway
Submitter: Fiebig, Markus, Markus.Fiebig@nilu.no, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, NILU, Atmosphere and Climate Department, Instituttveien 18,, N-2027, Kjeller, Norway
Data level: 2
Version: 1
Version description: initial revision, Adis_EUSAAR_NRT_DMPS_lev0_2_lev1 v.0.0_4, Adis_EUSAAR_NRT_neph_lev1_2_lev2 v.0.0.5b
Measurement height: 4m
Inlet type: Impactor--direct
Inlet description: PM10 at ambient humidity inlet, Digitel, flow 140 l/min
Humidity/temperature control: Nafion dryer
Humidity/temperature control description:sample dried to below 40% RH with nafion dryer operated with reduced pressure sheath air
Volume std. temperature: 273.15K
Volume std. pressure: 1013.25hPa
Detection limit: 0 1/cm3
Detection limit expl.: Determined only by instrument counting statistics, no detection limit flag used
Measurement uncertainty expl.: uncertainty range between instruments in intercomparison by Wiedensohler et al. 2012.
Zero/negative values code: Zero possible
Zero/negative values: Zero values may appear due to statistical variations at very low concentrations
Standard method: SOP=Wiedensohler2012
QA1 measure ID: WCCAP-MPSS-2015-2
QA1 date: 20151026000000
QA1 document URL: "http://www.actris-ecac.eu/files/ECAC-report-MPSS-2015-2-1_NOAA.pdf"
Comment: None
Acknowledgement: Request acknowledgement details from data originator
start_DOY    end_DOY  p_sam T_sam RH_sam nbin  Conc_001  Conc_002  Conc_003  Conc_004  Conc_005  Conc_006  Conc_007  Conc_008  Conc_009  Conc_010  Conc_011  Conc_012  Conc_013  Conc_014  Conc_015  Conc_016  Conc_017  Conc_018  Conc_019  Conc_020 15prc_001 15prc_002 15prc_003 15prc_004 15prc_005 15prc_006 15prc_007 15prc_008 15prc_009 15prc_010 15prc_011 15prc_012 15prc_013 15prc_014 15prc_015 15prc_016 15prc_017 15prc_018 15prc_019 15prc_020 84prc_001 84prc_002 84prc_003 84prc_004 84prc_005 84prc_006 84prc_007 84prc_008 84prc_009 84prc_010 84prc_011 84prc_012 84prc_013 84prc_014 84prc_015 84prc_016 84prc_017 84prc_018 84prc_019 84prc_020 numflag
0.000000   0.041667  972.4  298.7   35.7   20 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99    195.09    231.17    180.98    155.25    142.10    161.43    159.08    160.80    161.36    146.46    141.58    104.12     77.27     46.00     21.52      7.93      1.55 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99    129.92    135.73     83.86    116.45     97.91    125.17     97.61    121.06    122.48     96.83     96.29     70.81     52.81     30.32     13.65      1.59     -0.05 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99    239.26    273.29    227.17    198.73    175.21    205.91    237.33    248.91    230.13    203.20    170.38    145.79    103.06     63.26     29.60     13.09      1.94 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
0.041667   0.083333  972.3  298.7   39.4   20 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99    200.20    194.31    177.36    127.89    123.23    138.27    150.96    146.58    153.67    124.42    111.61     90.26     60.21     38.81     20.54      7.94      2.18 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99    133.14    119.60    126.73     97.40     89.88    108.26    117.50    121.34    136.32    104.54     94.21     79.62     52.14     31.85      9.70      1.85      0.56 999999.99 999999.99 999999.99    241.87    228.40    219.19    167.85    158.61    173.71    244.12    183.75    174.23    158.66    120.85    112.44     70.20     50.60     25.73     14.46      4.22 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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