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|
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