World Data Center for Cosmic Rays was established in 1957, as a part of the activity of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) , at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) to provide with database of cosmic-ray neutron observations in unified formats. The WDC was moved to the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory (STELAB), Nagoya University, in 1991, and data-management works for the WDC were performed through the collaboration between the STELAB and the Department of Environmental Sciences, Ibaraki University, since 1993. In July 2009, whole activities of the WDC have been moved to the STELAB.
This home page is temporally prepared to open our database in a limited manner. Our database includes world-wide cosmic-ray neutron observations (pressure-corrected 1 hour counts) since 1953. We have opened data in two formats; one is 4096-byte "longformat" data and the other one is 80-byte "cardformat" data. Since the "cardformat" data are prepared only for quick check of data, the "longformat" data, which include information for data usage (constant, factors, etc), should be used for research works. PS files (compressed) of yearly plots are also available.
New CDR-R (CAWSESDB-J-OB0063) is available! This includes numerical data and plots covering the interval from 1953 to 2012 is available now. Please send your request to our contact point shown in this page.
WDC for Cosmic Rays
Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University
Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
e-mail: wdccr (at) stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp
e-mail: wdccr21 (at) yahoo.co.jp
TEL: +81 52-747-6350
FAX: +81 52-789-5891
Update: September 6, 2013
Old Website of WDC-CR