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Met Office Aberporth Radiosonde Data for comparison with the NERC MST Radar
Dataset
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2012-09-28
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Abstract

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. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/6ae44be655d73d012728508103b8d128
Keywords:  Met Office, Aberporth, radiosonde, temperature, humidity, MST
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_f6fffbca-0978-11e2-b605-00163e251233
Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/ukmo_agreement.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Abbreviation:
Not defined
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 http://www.ann-geophys.net/26/3253/2008/angeo-26-3253-2008.html)
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
None
ATMOSPHERICSTABILITY
SPECTRALWIDTH
SURFACEWINDS
TROPOPAUSE
TURBULENCE
UPPERLEVELWINDS
UZONALWINDSPEED
VERTICALWINDMOTION
VERTICALWINDSPEED
VMERIDIONALWINDSPEED
WINDDIRECTION
WINDSPEED
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Temporal Range
1992-05-06T06:21:00
2000-03-31T17:26:00
Geographic Extent

  52.1147°  
-4.5594°     -4.5594°
  52.1147°  
Authors (1)
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