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Polluted Troposphere TORCH2: Vertical wind profile data from the Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement's (UFAM) 1290mhz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler deployed at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2004-03-15
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1290mhz mobile wind profiler - now referred to as the University of Manchester mobile wind profiler, was operated at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory during the 2nd field campaign of the Tropospheric ORganic CHemistry Experiment (TORCH) Project. The TORCH project was part of the Natural Environmental Research Council's (NERC) Polluted Troposphere research programme. The field campaign ran from 22nd April to 28th May 2004, during which period the mobile wind profiler obtained vertical profiles of the horizontal and vertical wind components. For each signal beam profiles of the signal to noise (SNR) ratio and spectral widths were also taken. The data consist of files in the netCDF binary format and plots in PNG format. Data are available to all BADC registered users under the Government Open Data licence.

Citable as:  Norton, E.G. (2004): Polluted Troposphere TORCH2: Vertical wind profile data from the Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement's (UFAM) 1290mhz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler deployed at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/0ddb1dcc05def74fa5e9e9c2c21f21b3
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UFAM, 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

Details

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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the instrument at Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory in April and May 2004 before processing by the instrument scientist and delivered for archiving at the BADC.

Data Quality:
Some information may be available in the data files.
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames 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:
2004-04-21T23:00:00
End time:
2004-05-27T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
52.9504°
 
1.1219°
 
1.1219°
 
52.9504°