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Met Office: Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz vertical wind profiler measurements at Camborne, UK (1998 - 2012)

Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2013-10-04
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2003-03-19
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 3.41K Files | 2GB


A Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz wind profiler has been permanently located at the Met Office's Camborne field site and operational since 1998. This was the first profiler of its type to be installed in the UK and is an integral part of the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network." Operating at 915 Mhz, it provides high resolution wind information from just above the surface (around 300m) up to a maximum of 8 km, depending on the atmospheric conditions. The site is located at 50.130 N, 5.1 W and a height of 88 m above mean sea-level and has a WMO id of 03807. The instrument's height resolution is 60/200 m depending on the operational mode. It has a beam angle of 15.0 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes.

This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz wind profiler located at Camborne.

Citable as:  Met Office (2003): Met Office: Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz vertical wind profiler measurements at Camborne, UK (1998 - 2012). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, wind


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Data lineage:

Data collected at various sites around the UK by the Met Office as part of the operational upper air network. A copy of the Met Office wind profiler data were then prepared and sent through to the BADC for use by the wider research community.

Data Quality:
Data are from the Met Office's operational upper air network
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Camborne: Met Office Windprofiler 915MHz Deployed on: Camborne
Output Description


  • long_name: Upper Level Winds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Upper Level Winds
  • names:, Upper Level Winds
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

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