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Dataset

 

MICROSCOPE: Vertical wind profile data from the NCAS Atmospheric Measurement Facility's (AMF) 1290mhz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler from Davidstow

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2013-12-03
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

This dataset contains vertical profiles of horizontal and vertical wind components as well as signal-to-noise (SNR) and spectral width measurements were collected at the Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum, Cornwall, between June and August 2013 as part of the MICROphysicS of COnvective PrEcipitation (MICROSCOPE) project. These data were collected by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) Atmospheric Measurement Facility's (AMF) 1290 MHz Mobile Wind Profiler, owned and operated by the University of Manchester and previously known as the aber-radar-1290mhz. The data are available at 15 minute intervals as netCDF files to all MICROSCOPE project participants.

Citable as:  Norton, E.G. (2013): MICROSCOPE: Vertical wind profile data from the NCAS Atmospheric Measurement Facility's (AMF) 1290mhz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler from Davidstow. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/09a132eb7e46945b4682869ee6b128df
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: NCAS, AMF, radar, wind profiler, boundary layer wind profiler, turbulence, thermals, boundary layer structure, radar wind profiler, Doppler radar, UHF radar, 'Clear' air radar, morning transition, convective boundary layer, mixed layer, entrainment zone, transitional boundary layer, nocturnal boundary layer, lower level jet, nocturnal jet, weather fronts, sting jets

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Data lineage:

Data were collected, processed and produced by Emily Norton prior to being uploaded and ingested by the BADC.

File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • long_name: Spectral Width
  • names: Spectral Width
  • units: m
  • long_name: altitude above the ground
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • names: altitude, altitude above the ground
  • var_id: altitude_site
  • long_name: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: validation_1
  • units: 1
  • names: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • var_id: validation_2
  • units: 1
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: validation_3
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • long_name: direction the wind is from
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • units: degree
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • names: wind_from_direction, direction the wind is from
  • long_name: eastward wind component
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • names: eastward_wind, eastward wind component
  • var_id: magnetic_declination
  • long_name: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_minimum
  • units: dB
  • names: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: northward wind component
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • names: northward_wind, northward wind component
  • units: 1
  • long_name: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • var_id: validation
  • names: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • units: 0
  • long_name: program version number of the degreane software used to process the data
  • standard_name: program_version
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: program_version, program version number of the degreane software used to process the data
  • var_id: program_version_no
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_1
  • units: dB
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_2
  • units: dB
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_3
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • long_name: vertial wind component
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: upward_air_velocity
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • names: upward_air_velocity, vertial wind component
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_1
  • names: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_2
  • names: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • units: m
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_3
  • long_name: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • names: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • long_name: wind speed
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • names: wind_speed, wind speed

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: Time offset from base time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, Time offset from base time
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • long_name: instrument latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude, instrument latitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2013-06-26T23:00:00
End time:
2013-08-31T22:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
50.6357°
 
-4.6168°
 
-4.6168°
 
50.6357°