Observation stations within the DRADR35 (Daily Radiation from Form 35) Station Network transmit their observations in the form of a DRADR35 message. The DRADR35 message transmits elements from the Met Office form 35 which contains radiation and sunshine information. The message contains daily radiation measurements from 75 observation stations in the UK and 4 observation stations outside of the UK (Antarctica, Maldives, Bahrain, and Malta).
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Transmission of the DRADR35 message
In order for a DRADR35 message to be transmitted by an observation station, specific instruments are required to perform to certain standards. The requirement is a pyranometer to measure solar irradiance on a planar surface. The DRADR35 message contains mean daily radiation measurements from 75 observation stations in the UK and 4 observation stations outside of the UK (Antarctica, Maldives, Bahrain, and Malta). The message is decoded and the relevant parameters are stored in the MIDAS dataset on the BADC website.
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