Templates for Condensation-Particle-Counter on different levels

Please note, you can validate your level 0 and level 1 data using the EBAS submission tool, but not all checks regarding metadata elements are implemented for these levels. Therefore, some metadata elements will prompt and error message. As a result, upload level 0 and level 1 files through EBAS’s anonymous FTP-site, which is accessible at: ftp://ebas-submissions.nilu.no/incoming


Level 0

Level 1

Level 2

Data Level Description Used For
  • Annotated raw data
  • Format instrument specific
  • Contains all parameters provided by instrument as provided
  • Contains all parameters / info needed for processing to final value.
  • "Native" time resolution
  • Advanced data reporting
  • Near-Real-Time (NRT) data reporting
  • Data processed to final parameter
  • Invalid data & calibration episodes removed
  • "Native" time resolution
  • Format property specific
  • Correction to standard temperature & pressure cond. (273.15 K, 1013.25 hPa) if necessary
  • Advanced data reporting
  • Intercomparisons
  • Data aggregated to hourly averages
  • Atmospheric variability quantified by standard deviation or percentiles
  • Format property specific
auto-processed Near-Real-Time (NRT) data processing
2 manual quality assurance Regular, annual data reporting

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