Templates


BADM Templates

The metadata in ICOS are collected using the BADM system that is based on the exact same rules and principles of the international BADM used in FLUXNET and across networks. The difference respect to the standard international BADM is that in ICOS we collect also specific metadata needed to ensure the processing of the raw data and a more detailed metadata collection.

For this reason specific BADM templates and groups have been developed for the use inside ICOS and they are listed in the tables below (one for Class1 andClass2 stations, the other for the Associated stations), including the links to download them (same version available in the Alfresco/Fileshare systems). The BADM templates to be used in ICOS are identified by the ICOSBADM name or ASSICOSBADM in case they are specific for Associated stations.

For more information about the BADM system and how to fill in the template or the online tool refer to the Instruction on how to use the ICOSBADM. An additional resource to correctly report data using the BADM are the Frequently Asked Questions where it is also possible to find tables with the list of variables that are mandatory and allowed in the different groups.

The BADM uses a controlled vocabulary to identify the sensor or instrument used in the station (for all the sites, including the Associated Stations). Since there are continuously new sensors proposed, the updated list and relative controlled vocabulary (LIST) is available in this google sheet and updated on the template periodically. The BADM Online tool is always updated.

Class1 and Class2 ICOS Stations

ICOSBADM Groups included Current version
Above Ground Biomass AGB, BULKH ICOSBADM_AGB_20210104
Allometric data ALLOM ICOSBADM_Allometric_20180626
Data Record System FILE, LOGGER ICOSBADM_DataRec_20190620
Digital Hemispherical Pictures DHP ICOSBADM_DHP_20200728
Eddy Covariance System EC, ECSYS, ECWEXCL ICOSBADM_EC_20220805
Vegetation Sampling FLSM ICOSBADM_FoliarSampling_20210727
Green Area Index BULKH, CEPT, GAI ICOSBADM_GAI_20200316
Instruments Available INST ICOSBADM_Instruments_20220805
Litterfall LITTERPNT ICOSBADM_Litter_20211216
Meteorological Measurements BM ICOSBADM_MeteoMeas_20220805
Spatial Sampling Scheme PLOT ICOSBADM_SamplingScheme_20211223
Soil Sampling SOSM ICOSBADM_SoilSampling_20200316
Species Reporting SPPS ICOSBADM_SPP_20210628
Station Description CLIM_AVG, DM, LAND_OWNERSHIP, LOCATION, REFERENCE, TOWER, UTC_OFFSET, FUNDING ICOSBADM_StationDescr_20210429
Storage Flux System STO ICOSBADM_Storage_20210905
Station Team Description TEAM ICOSBADM_TeamDescr_20210429
Trees Inventory TREE ICOSBADM_Tree_20190706
Water Table and Snow Depths WTDPNT, D_SNOW ICOSBADM_WT_SNOW_depths_20220627
Soil texture and classification SOIL
(if texture is not measured at ETC labs)
ICOSBADM_Soil_Info_20211216

 

Associated ICOS Stations

ICOSBADM Groups included Current version
Instruments Available INST ICOSBADM_Instruments_20220805
Station Team Description TEAM ICOSBADM_TeamDescr_20210429
ASSICOSBADM Groups included Current version
Station Description LOCATION, IGBP, UTC_OFFSET, CLIM_AVG, TOWER, DM, FUNDING... ASSICOSBADM_SiteDescr_20210429
Instruments Setup and operation INSTMAN ASSICOSBADM_InstManag_20220805
Vegetation ancillary data SPP, LAI, HEIGHTC, SA, DBH, BIOMASS, LITTER... ASSICOSBADM_LAI_Biomass_Litter_20220412
Soil characteristics SOIL_CHEM, SOIL_STOCK, SOIL_TEX, SOIL_DEPTH... ASSICOSBADM_Soil_20211216
Snow depth SNOW_DEPTH ASSICOSBADM_Snow_20211216