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HYREX project: Met Office C-band radar data from Cobbacombe Cross, UK

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2003-01-10
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-25
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 5.61K Files | 3GB


HYREX (Hydrological Radar Experiment) was a NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) special topic running from May 1993 to April 1997. Field experiments with an emphasis on radar, plus related interpretation and modelling, were carried out to investigate the short term forecasting and hydrological implications of precipitation. A special purpose-built dense rainguage network was established in Somerset as part of the project. Rainguage, radar and related meteorological data plus forecast data from the Met Office Unified Model are available through BADC.

Citable as:  CEH Wallingford (2007): HYREX project: Met Office C-band radar data from Cobbacombe Cross, UK. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: HYREX, Met Office Radar


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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Latest HYREX data acquired in 1998 from CEH (on tape). Data was uploaded as is into the BADC archive as is from tapes.

Data Quality:
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Data are Binary formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Met Office C-band radar Deployed on: Cobbacombe Cross Radar Station, UK
Output Description


  • long_name: 15 cm Soil Temperature
  • names: 15 cm Soil Temperature
  • long_name: 25 cm Soil Temperature
  • names: 25 cm Soil Temperature
  • long_name: 5 cm Soil Temperature
  • names: 5 cm Soil Temperature
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Air Temperature
  • names: Air Temperature,
  • long_name: Droplet Size
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Droplet Size
  • names: Droplet Size,
  • long_name: Dry Bulb Temperature
  • names: Dry Bulb Temperature
  • long_name: Evaporation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Evaporation
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Evaporation,
  • long_name: Humidity
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • names:, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • long_name: Land Cover
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Land Cover
  • names: Land Cover,
  • long_name: Net Radiation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Net Radiation
  • names: Net Radiation,
  • long_name: Precipitation Amount
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Precipitation Amount
  • names: Precipitation Amount,
  • long_name: Radar
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar,
  • long_name: Rain
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain,
  • long_name: Relative Humidity
  • names: Relative Humidity
  • long_name: Rivers
  • names: Rivers
  • long_name: Soil Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Soil Temperature
  • names: Soil Temperature,
  • long_name: Solar Radiation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Solar Radiation
  • names: Solar Radiation,
  • long_name: Streams
  • names: Streams
  • long_name: Surface Winds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Surface Winds
  • names:, Surface Winds
  • long_name: Total Radiation
  • names: Total Radiation
  • long_name: Wet Bulb Temperature
  • names: Wet Bulb Temperature
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

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