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Dataset

 
Update Frequency: Monthly
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-07-27
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The UK daily temperature data describe maximum and minimum temperatures (air, grass and concrete slab) measured over a period of up to 24 hours. The measurements are recorded by observation stations across the UK and transmitted within NCM or DLY3208 or AWSDLY messages. The data span from 1853 to present.

Citable as:  Met Office (2006): MIDAS: UK Daily Temperature Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/1bb479d3b1e38c339adb9c82c15579d8
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, MIDAS, UK, meteorology, temperature, diurnal, daily, monthly

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_85e2d020-d7c3-11e1-a600-00163e251233
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 collated by the Met Office and archived in the Met Office's MIDAS database. Data are extracted from a sub-set of available tables and delivered to BADC approximately on a monthly basis as flat files.

Data Quality:
Data undergo quality checking by the Met Office. State of the data in the quality control process and level of data quality are indicated using version numbers and quality control flagging with the data. See documentation about how to use the quality control flagging and version numbers. There are also some known data from commissioning trials in the data, which are given a src_id of 99999. These should be ignored by the user.
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • units: s
  • long_name: Date and time at end of observation
  • names: Date and time at end of observation
  • units: s
  • long_name: Met Office receipt stamp time
  • names: Met Office receipt stamp time
  • units: 1
  • long_name: The identifier associated with a particular report type for this station
  • names: The identifier associated with a particular report type for this station
  • units: 1
  • long_name: The identifier type associated with a particular reporting capability for this station
  • names: The identifier type associated with a particular reporting capability for this station
  • units: 1
  • long_name: The unique MIDAS identifier for the station
  • names: The unique MIDAS identifier for the station
  • units: minutes
  • long_name: elapsed time to storage in MIDAS
  • names: elapsed time to storage in MIDAS
  • units: 1
  • long_name: identifier type
  • names: identifier type
  • units: year
  • long_name: last year of data associated with this id/id_type in this version of this dataset
  • names: last year of data associated with this id/id_type in this version of this dataset
  • units: year
  • long_name: last year of data associated with this station in this dataset
  • names: last year of data associated with this station in this dataset
  • units: degC
  • long_name: maximum air temperature
  • names: maximum air temperature
  • units: 1
  • long_name: maximum air temperature descriptor code
  • names: maximum air temperature descriptor code
  • units: 1
  • long_name: maximum air temperature qc code
  • names: maximum air temperature qc code
  • units: 1
  • long_name: message type
  • names: message type
  • units: 1
  • long_name: midas qc version number
  • names: midas qc version number
  • units: degC
  • long_name: minimum air temperature
  • names: minimum air temperature
  • units: 1
  • long_name: minimum air temperature descriptor code
  • names: minimum air temperature descriptor code
  • units: 1
  • long_name: minimum air temperature qc code
  • names: minimum air temperature qc code
  • long_name: minimum concrete temperature
  • units: degC
  • names: minimum concrete temperature
  • units: 1
  • long_name: minimum concrete temperature descriptor code
  • names: minimum concrete temperature descriptor code
  • units: 1
  • long_name: minimum concrete temperature qc code
  • names: minimum concrete temperature qc code
  • long_name: minimum grass temperature
  • units: degC
  • names: minimum grass temperature
  • units: 1
  • long_name: minimum grass temperature descriptor code
  • names: minimum grass temperature descriptor code
  • units: 1
  • long_name: minimum grass temperature qc code
  • names: minimum grass temperature qc code
  • units: hours
  • long_name: observation hour count
  • names: observation hour count
  • units: 1
  • long_name: state indicator for the record
  • names: state indicator for the record
  • units: 1
  • long_name: station identifier
  • names: station identifier
  • units: 1
  • long_name: unique MIDAS source identifier
  • names: unique MIDAS source identifier

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1853-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
60.7592°
 
-5.5424°
 
1.7400°
 
50.1172°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)