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Dataset

 

Castor Bay C-band rain radar dual polar products

Update Frequency: Continual
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-06-18
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Dual-polar products from the Met Office's Castor Bay C-band rain radar, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Data include augmented ldr and zdr scan data (both long and short pulse). The radar is a C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar and data are received by the Nimrod system at 5 minute intervals.

Citable as:  Met Office (2014): Castor Bay C-band rain radar dual polar products. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/1ad9a3862adc4991b8736e741ef9b2a9
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, NIMROD, rain radar

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
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Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/ukmo_agreement.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data are acquired from rain radar network in the UK and Europe by the Met Office's NIMROD system. Single site data are then sent to the BADC by the Met Office's DART operational dissemination system. Raw polar data from single sites are sent through from the RADARNET team at the Met Office. On arrival at the BADC the data are ingested after a one day quarantine, having been compressed and then compiled into daily tar balls for each data type.

Data Quality:
Data are from the Met Office's operational NIMROD system
File Format:
NIMROD product data are in the non-standard NIMROD binary format. Refer to linked documentation for further details.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • long_name: Precipitation Rate
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0658
  • gcmd_keyword: Precipitation Rate
  • names: Precipitation Rate, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0658

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2014-05-20T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
56.5000°
 
-8.3400°
 
-4.3400°
 
52.5000°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)