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Data submission of near-surface aerosol and trace gas measurements to EBAS

If you would like to submit ACTRIS near surface data to EBAS, you should check out the EBAS Data Submission Manual. The manual contains information about the submission procedure, including file format information, metadata templates, flags used for data reporting and contact information.

An EBAS data submission tool is available to assist you with the submission and quality control. This is a web based tool for checking the metadata and file format.

Go to the EBAS submit tool

Data submission of aerosol profile measurements to EARLINET Data Base

Aerosol profile data can only be submitted to the EARLINET DB through the aerosol profile data submission tool processing the data called Single Calculus Chain (SCC). The tool is available to internal users and requires an authentication. There are different levels and ways in accessing and using the tool: for editing /adding files, for making data public and for modifying data not yet public.

This is the front page of the tool:

Single Calculus Chain (SCC)

The Single Calculus Chain (SCC) for the automatic analysis of aerosol lidar measurements is available. This processing chain has been developed within ACTRIS, and previously within EARLINET -ASOS project, under the responsibility of dr. Giuseppe D'Amico of the CNR-IMAA

How do I get a DOI for a secondary dataset that I have created?

NILU, on behalf of the ACTRIS project, may issue a DOI on secondary datasets or other data products related to ACTRIS. Issuing of the DOI is done through the DataCite metadata service.
If you want us to issue a DOI, there are two things to consider. First, we need for you to supply us with metadata that follows the XML format (see whats required below). Secondly, we will need to create a landing page for the DOI, and therfore you will also need to supply some information with regards to this in a text file. The data resource you supply us with will be available through the presentation page on a ftp server.

Supplying the metadata:

Here is an example of metadata elements supplied as xml

Metadata elements

  • Name of the creator(s) of the dataset and affiliation
  • Title
  • publication year
  • Subject (e.g. “Atmospheric Science”)
  • Contact person(s)
  • Date of collection
  • Date of creation
  • Size (only if its a dataset, supply size of dataset in megabytes)
  • Format (text/plain, netCDF, Ascii etc.)
  • Language
  • Rights (Any rights information for this
    resource, licensing, copyright etc.)
  • Resource type (should be “Dataset” in most cases)
  • Description(s) (you can have one or more description types. Select among the following description types: Abstract, Methods, SeriesInformation, TableOfContents, TechnicalInfo, Other)
  • Funder name(s)
  • GeoLocation of measuring station(s)

Supplying information for the landing page:

The landing page is not so strict in terms of content and shape, but should include a description of the elements below, here is an example..
Here is an example of a landingpage text file

Include the following information:

  • Title
  • Image (plot etc.) that describes the dataset, not mandatory but preferable.
  • Data policy
  • Description of data file (s), including contact person for the specific dataset/subset of the dataset (in case there is data from multiple stations).
  • Acknowledgments
  • Citation (How to cite the dataset)
  • A link to your data or instructions on how to fetch the data, e.g. if it is a call to an API, OAI-PMH server, or something similar.


For now, all enquiries, including applications and questions, could be sent to with a copy to and We will then let you know if there are any issues that needs to be solved, before we could issue the DOI.