act.discovery.download_surfrad_data(site=None, startdate=None, enddate=None, output=None)[source]

Function to download data from the NOAA Surface Radiation Budget network.

  • site (str) – 3 letter NOAA site identifier. Required variable List of sites can be found at

  • startdate (str) – The start date of the data to acquire. Format is YYYYMMDD. Required variable

  • enddate (str) – The end date of the data to acquire. Format is YYYYMMDD

  • output (str) – The output directory for the data. Set to None to make a folder in the current working directory with the same name as datastream to place the files in.


files (list) – Returns list of files retrieved