BADM: Biological, Ancillary, Disturbance, and Metadata

About BADM

Biological, Ancillary, Disturbance, and Metadata (BADM) are non-continuous information that describe and complement continuous flux and meteorological (Flux/Met) data. BADM include general site description, metadata about the sensors and their setup, maintenance and disturbance events, and biological and ecological data that characterize a site’s ecosystem.

BADM are submitted and distributed following BADM Standards that describe variables, units, and requirements. The BADM Standards are co-developed and used by AmeriFlux, ICOS, FLUXNET and other networks. For additional information see BADM Basics.

Download AmeriFlux BADM (BIF)
An explanation of the BADM Interchange Format (BIF) Data Product is available here.
How To Submit BADM to AmeriFlux
Browse definitions and units for BADM variables