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Laser Ceilometer Data from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, Wales
Dataset
Update Frequency: Daily
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-03-15
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Abstract

Data from the instruments at the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility near Aberystwyth in West Wales. The principal measurements made by the MST radar are of the three dimensional wind vector over the altitude range 2 - 20 km. Surface meteorological measurements from the radar site, ceilometer data, sky camera images and wind speed and direction recorded from a 10m tower located 6km away are also available. Other instruments at the facility have included one of the Met Office's boundary layer wind profilers and NCAS's boundary layer wind profiler.

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere Radar Facility at Aberystwyth; Hooper, D.A. (2007): Laser Ceilometer Data from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, Wales. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/9a2e197d85995ca92037669a1ee9868d
Keywords:  MST, ceilometer, cloud height, cloud base, backscatter
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http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11740027973517754
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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 http://www.ann-geophys.net/26/3253/2008/angeo-26-3253-2008.html)
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Process overview
This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Output Description
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BASEOFLOWESTCLOUD
CLOUDAMOUNT
CLOUDCEILING
CLOUDCOVER
CLOUDHEIGHT
CLOUDS
HIGHCLOUDCOVER
LOWCLOUDCOVER
MEDIUMCLOUDCOVER
SPECTRALWIDTH
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Temporal Range
2005-08-08T00:00:00
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

  52.4245°  
-4.0055°     -4.0055°
  52.4245°  
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