NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: 10m Surface Wind Data, Frongoch site, Wales
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Publication Date: 2008-08-28
10m surface wind speed and direction data are available from instruments mounted on a 10m tower at the Frongoch site, 6km away from the main Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility's site in Wales. Wind direction is obtained from a Vector Instruments W200P wind vane and wind speeds from a Vector Instruments A100R anemometer.
Natural Environment Research Council Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere Radar Facility at Aberystwyth; Hooper, D.A. (2008): NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: 10m Surface Wind Data, Frongoch site, Wales. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation
Keywords: MST, wind speed, wind direction, gust, Frongoch, Wales
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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.