NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Surface winds from the WXT510 instrument, Capel Dewi site, Wales
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Publication Date: 2008-08-28
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Surface wind measurements are available from the Vaisala WXT510 instrument deployed at the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, near Aberystwyth in West Wales. Wind speed and direction are measured by a WINDCAP (R) sensor consists of an array of three equally-spaced ultrasonic transducers (approximately 11 cm apart) in a horizontal plane, leading to minimum, mean, and maximum values of speed and direction to be recorded. Data are available in netCDF formatted data files to all CEDA registered users under the UK Open Government licence.
Natural Environment Research Council Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere Radar Facility at Aberystwyth; Hooper, D.A. (2008): NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Surface winds from the WXT510 instrument, Capel Dewi site, Wales. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation
Keywords: MST, meteorology, surface, 2m, wind speed, wind direction
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Data are acquired by the MST radar facility and sent to the BADC within an hour of acquisition. Data are then immediately ingested into the BADC archives.
The MST radar data quality is described by D. A. Hooper, J. Nash, T. Oakley, and M. Turp. Validation of a new signal processing scheme for the MST radar at Aberystwyth. Ann. Geophys., 26(11):3253-3268, 2008. (available from here http://www.ann-geophys.net/26/3253/2008/angeo-26-3253-2008.html)
This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.