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Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: surface and upper air meteorology measurements from Aberystwyth, mid-Wales
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Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-12-10
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Abstract

This collection contains data from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility at Capel Dewi, near Aberystwyth in West Wales.

The principal measurements made by the MST radar, a 46.5 MHz pulsed Doppler radar), ideally suited for studied of atmospheric winds, waves and turbulence. It is run predominantly in the ST mode (approximately 2 - 20 km altitude) for which MST radars are unique in their ability to give continuous measurements of the three dimensional wind vector at high resolution (typically 2 - 3 minutes in time and 300 m in altitude). Under certain circumstances they can additionally provide information about humidity, static stability (thus allowing monitoring of the altitude and sharpness of the tropopause) and turbulence of at least moderate intensity. Surface meteorological measurements from the radar site, ceilometer data, sky camera images and wind speed and direction recorded from a 10m tower located at Frongoch (6km away) are also available. Other instruments at the facility have included one of the Met Office's boundary layer wind profilers and, on occasion, the NCAS's boundary layer wind profiler.

The collection also includes high-resolution radiosonde data from RAF Aberporth, approximately 45 km to the south-west of the radar site, are available for the period April 1990 - June 2000 and data from the RAL Cloud Radar. Facility data are available to all registered users under the UK Open Government License; Met Office data are available under the NERC-Met Office agreement and the RAL Cloud Radar is restricted to registered users at present.

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere Radar Facility at Aberystwyth; Hooper, D.A. (2006): Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: surface and upper air meteorology measurements from Aberystwyth, mid-Wales. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/bd095d86e4a9f0c706b08058dbad3b31
Keywords:  Atmosphere, radar, lidar, celiometer, temperature, pressure, wind, radiosonde, clouds, humidity, Met Office
Laser Ceilometer Data from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, Wales
Met Office 915 MHz UHF Radar Data deployed at the NERC MST Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, Wales (1995 -2002)
Met Office Aberporth Radiosonde Data for comparison with the NERC MST Radar
Met Office GPS Integrated Water Vapour (IWV) Data from the NERC MST Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, Wales
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility Raw Data
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility Wind Version 1 data
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility data v2
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: 10m Surface Wind Data, Frongoch site, Wales
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Noctilucent Cloud (NLC) camera images from the Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Surface Meteorological Data, Capel Dewi site, Wales
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Surface precipitation data from the Vaisala WXT510 instrument, Capel Dewi site, Wales (2007-2015)
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)
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility: Surface winds from the WXT510 instrument, Capel Dewi site, Wales
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar version 0 data products
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar: mesospheric structure and dynamics oberservations, version 3
NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar: stratospheric and tropospheric structure and dynamics observations, version 3
RAL 78GHz Cloud Radar Data from the NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility
Sky Camera Data from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, Wales
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Abbreviation:
MST Radar
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