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Met Office Aberporth Radiosonde Data for comparison with the NERC MST Radar
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Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2012-09-28
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Radiosonde data from balloon flights from the Aberporth airfield made available for comparison with data from Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, near Aberystwyth in West Wales. Data are ASCII formatted, containing height in km, wind speed and direction, temperature and dew-point temperature. A more complete set of high resolution radiosonde data are available in the Met Office High Resolution Radiosonde dataset.

Citable as:  Met Office (2012): Met Office Aberporth Radiosonde Data for comparison with the NERC MST Radar. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Keywords:  Met Office, Aberporth, radiosonde, temperature, humidity, MST
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Data lineage:

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.

Data Quality:
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
File Format:
Data are stored in ASCII formatted files
Process overview
This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Deployed on: RAF Aberporth
Output Description
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Temporal Range
Geographic Extent

-4.5594°     -4.5594°
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