The SBO-Data-Portal

The Time has Come - Our SBO-Data-Portal is online!

  1. Note!

The Sonnblick Observatory (SBO) endeavours to provide access to all measurements at Mt. Hoher Sonnblick in accordance with the data principle FAIR ("Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable").

Taking into account that a large number of facilities operate measuring programs at the Sonnblick Observatory, not all data are currently stored in the SBO database. In order to avoid time-consuming searches and inquiries, we have created a data portal funded by the projects INTERACT-II (EU HORIZON 2020 PROGRAMS INFRAIA-01-2016-2017, #730938) and ASBO-2019/2020 (ZAMG, BMBWF EP series).
With the SBO-Data-Portal we support you in gathering data for your scientific needs.

The SBO Data Portal shows available parameters, datasets, that have been collected at Mt. Hoher Sonnblick and which are available for your research purposes. These datasets will be continuously extended.

  1. Instructions:
  • Click on the SBO-Data-Portal link "Sonnblick Data Portal", which takes you to the portal
  • Register once if you do not have an SBO-User-Account.
  • Log in with user and password.
  • Select your data demand by using the filters and check your selection via "Requests".
  • If have found all datasets just click "Checkout selected datasets".
  • Now you can see your selected datasets. For datasets wich are within the Sonnblick Database, you have the possibility to choose your favourite time resolution ("GoupBy"). Additionally you can choose a second time resolution ("Optional GroupBy")  for time aggregation.
  • Just agree to the terms and send the data request!
  • Depending on the data storage, you will receive further instructions from the SBO -Data-Portal via EMAIL:
    • a link, to download the data
    • a contact from whom you can obtain the data directly
    • a link, to a data center that provides the data
  1. Questions?

Summary Table

The list below gives you an overview of the data currently available in the SBO-Data-Portal.



  • Fleißkees
  • Goldbergkees
  • Sonnblick Observatory



  • Aerosol
  • Deposition
  • Glaciology
  • Isotopes
  • Meteorology
  • Permafrost
  • Trace gas



  • Aerosol absorption coefficient exponents
  • Aerosol absorption coefficients
  • Aerosol backscattering coefficients
  • Aerosol scattering coefficients
  • Aerosol single scattering albedo exponents
  • Air temperature
  • Air temperature (homogenised)
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Atmospheric pressure (homogenised)
  • Dew point
  • Diffuse radiation (BSRN)
  • Direct sunshine radiation (BSRN)
  • Equivalent black carbon concentration
  • Glacier area parameters Goldbergkees
  • Glacier area parameters Kleinfleißkees
  • Glacier mass balance Goldbergkees
  • Glacier mass balance Kleinfleißkees
  • Global radiation (BSRN)
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Hours of sunshine (homogenised)
  • Isotopes activity
  • Particle number concentration
  • Particle number concentration OP
  • Precipitation
  • Relative air humidity
  • Snow depth
  • Temperature borehole 1
  • Temperature borehole 3
  • Total column ozone
  • TSP matter
  • UV radiation
  • Wet and dry only precipitation sampler
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed