NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Surface pressure, temperature and relative humidity data from the Vaisala WXT510 instrument, Capel Dewi site, Wales (2007-2015)
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Publication Date: 2012-09-28
DOI Publication Date: 2017-08-25
Surface pressure, temperature and humidity data (PTU) were collected by a Vaisala WXT510 instrument located at the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, near Aberystwyth in West Wales.
Rainfall rate data from this instrument are also available as a separate dataset within the MST Radar Facility dataset collection.
The WXT-510 instrument at the site began operational recording in December 2007 and ceased in January 2015, subsequently being replaced by a Vaisala WXT-520 instrument. The WXT520 data are also available from CEDA as part of the MST Radar Facility's dataset collection.
Independent surface meteorological data are also collected from a suite of instruments by a Campbell Scientific CR10 Climate Data Logger. These data are available as a separate dataset within the MST Radar Facility dataset collection.
Natural Environment Research Council Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere Radar Facility at Aberystwyth; Hooper, D.A. (2017): NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Surface pressure, temperature and relative humidity data from the Vaisala WXT510 instrument, Capel Dewi site, Wales (2007-2015). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, 25 August 2017
. doi:10.5285/8d7a920827e6137145f75dfe08d322dc. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/8d7a920827e6137145f75dfe08d322dc
Keywords: MST, meteorology, surface, 2m, pressure, temperature, humidity
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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 in Climate and Forecast conventions (CF) compliant netCDF files.
This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
- units: hPa
- long_name: air pressure
- var_id: pressure
- standard_name: air_pressure
- names: air_pressure, air pressure
- var_id: temperature
- standard_name: air_temperature
- units: degree_Celsius
- long_name: air temperature
- names: air_temperature, air temperature
- long_name: instrument altitude above mean sea level
- var_id: altitude
- standard_name: altitude
- units: m
- names: altitude, instrument altitude above mean sea level
- standard_name: height
- var_id: height
- long_name: instrument height above the ground
- units: m
- names: height, instrument height above the ground
- long_name: relative humidity
- units: %
- var_id: relative_humidity
- standard_name: relative_humidity
- names: relative_humidity, relative humidity
- units: degrees_north
- long_name: instrument latitude
- var_id: latitude
- standard_name: latitude
- names: latitude, instrument latitude
- var_id: longitude
- standard_name: longitude
- units: degrees_east
- long_name: instrument longitude
- names: longitude, instrument longitude
- var_id: time
- standard_name: time
- names: time