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MIDAS UK Hourly Rainfall Data
Dataset
Update Frequency: Monthly
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-07-26
Download Stats: last 12 months
 
Abstract

The UK hourly rainfall data describes the rainfall amount (and duration from tilting syphon gauges) during the hour (or hours) ending at the specified time. The data also conatins precipitation amounts, however precipitation measured over 24 hours will not be stored. The data is collected by observation stations across the UK and transmitted within the following message types: NCM, AWSHRLY, DLY3208, SREW, SSER and WAHRAIN. The data spans from 1915 to present.

Citable as:  Met Office (2006): MIDAS UK Hourly Rainfall Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/bbd6916225e7475514e17fdbf11141c1
Keywords:  Met Office, MIDAS, UK, meteorology, rainfall, hourly
Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_a16fe958-d733-11e1-b519-00163e251233
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 collated by the Met Office and archived in the Met Office's MIDAS database. Data are extracted from a sub-set of available tables and delivered to BADC approximately on a monthly basis as flat files.

Data Quality:
Data undergo quality checking by the Met Office. State of the data in the quality control process and level of data quality are indicated using version numbers and quality control flagging with the data. See documentation about how to use the quality control flagging and version numbers. There are also some known data from commissioning trials in the data, which are given a src_id of 99999. These should be ignored by the user.
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted
HOURLYRAINFALLAMOUNT
RAIN
The following comments have been made regarding this dataset
Temporal Range
1915-01-01T00:00:00
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

  60.8562°  
-8.5636°     1.7400°
  49.9140°  
Authors (1)
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