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NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Noctilucent Cloud (NLC) camera images from the Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire

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Abstract

The camera is operated between dusk and dawn (typically at 5 minute intervals) during the mid-summer months (principally June and July) with the aim of observing Noctilucent Clouds for scientific study. It is located within the Receive Cabin of the Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire, UK (51.145168°N,-1.4397500°E). It is approximately 4.3 m above the ground level, which is approximately 84 m above mean sea level. The field of view (taking the 1.6 crop factor of the camera into account) is 67.9° in the horizontal and 45.3° in the vertical. The centre of each image is directed towards an azimuth of approximately +15°. However, since the camera body is not locked in place, this value can vary by a few degrees (typically from one year to the next). The azimuth at which stars reach their lowest elevation corresponds to true north. This has been used to estimate an azimuth of +17.6° for where the mast in th e foreground crosses the skyline. The +0.4° elevation of the skyline has been measured with an inclinometer. Date-time information is derived from the image capture computer and given in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Citable as:  [ PROVISIONAL ] Hooper, D.A. (9999): NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Noctilucent Cloud (NLC) camera images from the Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/92d6475925224211b255fabe55161ea1
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: MST, NLC, noctilucent cloud, camera

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Data lineage:

Data collected and processed by the NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility instrument scientist before delivery to CEDA for archiving

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Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2012-06-07T11:17:11
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
59.3500°
 
-7.1500°
 
9.7500°
 
51.1500°
 
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