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Dataset

 

Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): University of Salford Doppler Lidar Data

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-08-17
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The University of Salford Doppler lidar data describes parameters measured by the UFAM (UK Universities Facilities for Atmospheric Measurements) Doppler lidar system, which is operated and maintained by the University of Salford. The data were collected at Faccombe wind turbine field site, Hampshire and collected data in July 2004. The dataset contains measurements of Doppler radial velocities.

Citable as:  Bozier, K. (2006): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): University of Salford Doppler Lidar Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/06811877907e0da7236d294a9fea4511
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CSIP, Lidar

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_c807e146-e873-11e1-9ba2-00163e251233
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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the 3 GHz (CAMRa) and 1275 clear-air (ACROBAT) radars at Chilbolton and used a number of the new UK Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM) mobile instruments, in June, July and August of 2005. Data provided by Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) participants to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Salford/UFAM: Doppler Lidar Deployed on: Chilbolton Atmospheric Observatory (CAO)
Output Description None
  • long_name: Azimuth angle of the lidar beam from due north
  • var_id: azimuth
  • units: degrees
  • names: Azimuth angle of the lidar beam from due north
  • long_name: Backscattered Intensity
  • var_id: intensity
  • units: 2000
  • names: Backscattered Intensity
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: Corrected radial velocity
  • var_id: corrected_radial_velocity
  • names: Corrected radial velocity
  • standard_name: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument
  • var_id: radial_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: Doppler velocity
  • names: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument, Doppler velocity
  • long_name: Elevation angle of the lidar beam above the horizontal
  • var_id: elevation
  • units: degrees
  • names: Elevation angle of the lidar beam above the horizontal
  • units: m
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • long_name: Height of the Lidar system above mean sea level
  • names: altitude, Height of the Lidar system above mean sea level
  • units: m
  • long_name: Lidar Wavelength
  • var_id: wavelength
  • names: Lidar Wavelength
  • long_name: Number of measurements along the lidar beam
  • var_id: gate
  • names: Number of measurements along the lidar beam
  • long_name: Number of pulses accumulated for each set of line of sight measurements
  • var_id: integrations
  • names: Number of pulses accumulated for each set of line of sight measurements
  • units: m
  • long_name: Range resolution between each radial velocity estimate
  • var_id: range_resolution
  • names: Range resolution between each radial velocity estimate
  • units: m
  • long_name: Range to the centre of each range gate
  • var_id: range
  • names: Range to the centre of each range gate
  • units: s
  • long_name: Time delay between laser pulses
  • var_id: pulse_delay
  • names: Time delay between laser pulses

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: Decimal hours since midnight UTC for the start of each set of line of sight measurements
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, Decimal hours since midnight UTC for the start of each set of line of sight measurements
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude of Lidar System
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude, Latitude of Lidar System
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude of Lidar System
  • names: longitude, Longitude of Lidar System
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2004-06-30T23:00:00
End time:
2004-07-30T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
51.3314°
 
-1.4462°
 
-1.4462°
 
51.3314°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)