The Biological, Ancillary, Disturbance and Metadata (BADM) protocol is standardized across AmeriFlux, ICOS, Fluxnet and other networks. To learn more about BADM, check out these resources:
- B E Law, T Arkebauer, J L Campbell, J Chen, Osbert Sun, Mark Schwartz, Catharine van Ingen, Shashi Verma (2008). Terrestrial carbon observations: Protocols for vegetation sampling and data submission. Global Terrestrial Observing System, Rome.
- An explanation of the BADM Data Product is available here
Use these MS Excel spreadsheet templates to add or update BADM data for a site.
- To register a new AmeriFlux site, download the BADM templates below, enter current site information (templates provide variable naming, units, descriptions and reporting conventions), and upload the completed template via the Upload Data page.
- To update the BADM for an existing AmeriFlux site, send your request to email@example.com. Specify the specific BADM spreadsheet(s) in the AmeriFlux database to be updated.
New BADM soil data reporting interfaces are being tested now. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to try a new method of reporting your soil data.
The following templates are being updated. If you want to submit new or updated information using these templates, please request them from our Data Team—email@example.com.
General Instructions for Completing Templates
- Use column D and higher in the first worksheet to enter your information. Only use the columns past D when you have more than one entry that you need to put in a row. If you have nothing to enter in a row, leave it blank.
- Do not enter information in shaded columns.
- Variables with units of LIST(xxx)—see second worksheet in each template—should use only the choices listed.
- Enter all values in the units requested. For numeric entries, use only numbers (no letters or symbols).
- Fill in the submitter’s name—whoever is filling in the template (likely you).
- Add a short paragraph for the SITE_DESC in Site-General-Info if one doesn’t exist already. If one exists, make sure it’s up to date.
- See Explanations, the third worksheet, for variable groups that must be reported together.
- Column A lists the variable groups.
- Column C has a “p” if a variable is the primary variable for a group of variables.
- Column D lists an “r” if a variable is a required qualifier for a primary variable. For example, if H2O is entered for FLUX_MEASUREMENTS_VARIABLE on the Site-General-Info Template, the FLUX_MEASUREMENTS_DATE_START is required.