Met Office Aberporth Radiosonde Data for comparison with the NERC MST Radar
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Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2012-09-28
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.
Keywords: Met Office, Aberporth, radiosonde, temperature, humidity, MST
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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)
Data are stored in ASCII formatted files
This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.