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Dataset

 

COPS: vertical wind profiles from the Facility for Ground-based Atmospheric Measurements' (FGAM) 1290 MHz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler located at Archern, Germany

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-19
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Data were collected by the 1290 mhz wind profiler, previously known as the Aberystwyth radar, at Achern, Germany, in support of the Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS) Project from the 13th of June 2007 to the 17th of August 2007. The dataset contains measurements of wind speed, wind direction, signal to noise ratio and spectral width. Data are available in netCDF.

The dataset contains the following measurements:

Eastward wind velocity component
Northward wind velocity component
Upward air velocity
Direction the wind is from
Signal to noise ratio
Altitude of instrument above the ground
Longitude of instrument
Latitude of instrument
Spectral width

Citable as:  Norton, E.G. (2007): COPS: vertical wind profiles from the Facility for Ground-based Atmospheric Measurements' (FGAM) 1290 MHz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler located at Archern, Germany. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/104700b95640c9eb22726248ab187d87
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: FGAM, 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

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_12034300577925582
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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 were collected by Emily Norton directly from the mobile wind profiler before checking and processing using the Degreane Horizon software supplied with the mobile wind profiler. The data were then prepared for archiving by Emily Norton using IDL scripts prepared for the task. The data were then delivered to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Data are from experimental measurement campaign and thus the user should refer to the records covering the data from each individual instrument for further information on data quality.
File Format:
The data are netCDF formatted whilst plots are PNG formatted

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
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • long_name: altitude above the ground
  • names: altitude, altitude above the ground
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: validation_1
  • names: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • var_id: validation_2
  • 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)
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • long_name: direction the wind is from
  • names: wind_from_direction, direction the wind is from
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • long_name: eastward wind component
  • names: eastward_wind, eastward wind component
  • units: dB
  • long_name: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_minimum
  • names: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • long_name: northward wind component
  • 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: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_1
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_2
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_3
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • long_name: vertial wind component
  • var_id: 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
  • long_name: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_3
  • names: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • long_name: wind speed
  • names: wind_speed, wind speed

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Time offset from base time
  • names: time, Time offset from base time
  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: instrument latitude
  • names: latitude, instrument latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: instrument longitude
  • names: longitude, instrument longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2007-06-12T23:00:00
End time:
2007-08-16T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
48.6315°
 
8.0740°
 
8.0740°
 
48.6315°