Line 220: Instrument name
Instrument name: Aerodyne_ACSM_140-103_BIR
Instrument name: <manufacturer>_<model>_<additional ID>
The instrument name field serves 3 purposes:
A change in the
instrument name will be registered as start of a new time series, even
if the same parameter has been measured before at the station. This is
meant to ensure that a time series is internally comparable.
- identify instrument manufacturer
- identify instrument model
- logically identify instrument uniquely within the network
The instrument name must not contain spaces. Its manufacturer and
model parts need to be selected from the list of allowed combinations
below. The "additional ID" is supposed to make the ID unique within the EBAS database. Please choose a logical ID, e.g. the
style "BIR_dry" identifying the instrument sampling the dry-state
aerosol at Birkenes Observatory (Norway). That way, the instrument name
won't need to change if you swap the instrument with one having a
different serial number which is otherwise identical. The additional ID
also allows to distinguish several instruments of the same type and
model that may
be run in parallel at a station for different purposes (e.g.
dry-state vs. increased relative humidity) or intercomparison.