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Bolton Experiment: Raingauge, Meteorology, Radar and Microwave measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-03-16
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The Bolton Experiment was an experimental test of the use of microwave attenuation to improve rainfall estimates in urban areas, and hence to enhance flood warning. Data was collected from microwave and radar links and a number of telemetered tipping bucket raingauges. The dataset contains microwave, raingauge and radar data. It also contains data analysis to extract information from the link attenuation data on path-averaged rainfall rate, and comparison with the results with those obtained from the raingauges and the radar. The dataset is now public.

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council; Upton, G.; Rahimi, A.; Baxter, P.; Holt, A.R. (2007): Bolton Experiment: Raingauge, Meteorology, Radar and Microwave measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/0e0a9d1a27e2ff312ff58a8bb9414f6c
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Bolton, Raingauge, Meteorology, Radar, Microwave

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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data was collected from microwave and radar links and a number of telemetered tipping bucket raingauges, by the University of Essex, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), and the University of Salford. Data are passed on to the BADC for archiving.

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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: Hameldon Hill Radar Station, UK
Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Deployed on: Clarkes Hill, UK
Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Deployed on: Lever Edge Lane, UK
Hameldon Hill - Clarkes Hill Microwave Link Deployed on: Bolton Catchment, UK
Heather Hall - Clarkes Hill Microwave Link Deployed on: Bolton Catchment, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Brownhills Farm, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Coney Green, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Chloride Lorival, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Deane High, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: George Tomlinson, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Knutshaw Bridge, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Smithills, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Turton High, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Wellsprings, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Withins High, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Bury, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Loveclough, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Heaton Park, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Holden Wood, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Lower Rivington, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Naden Higher, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Ringley, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Rossendale, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Springs Reservoir, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Sweetloves, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Clarkes Hill, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Lever Edge Lane, UK
Cow Lane - Height Barn Microwave Link Deployed on: Bolton Catchment, UK
Telemetered Tipping bucket raingauge Deployed on: Bury Bridge, UK
Output Description None
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • gcmd_keyword: Air Temperature
  • names: Air Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • long_name: Microwave
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H418
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H418, EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Microwave
  • long_name: Radar
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H420
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H420
  • long_name: Rain
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2001-04-04T23:00:00
End time:
2001-04-07T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
57.0000°
 
-3.0000°
 
1.0000°
 
52.0000°