3. The basics

The TOAR database offers a REST service to retrieve its data and metadata.
A REST API is a web service, where you can format the URL with question marks and ampersands and issue commands to a web page. These will then be processed and the result returned to you.

https://toar-data.fz-juelich.de/api/v2/ provides a description of the available REST services.
There are four core endpoints:

  • stationmeta (describing the station),

  • timeseries (describing the time series)

  • variables (describing the variables), and

  • data (describing the data).