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Dataset

 
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MIDAS: Global Surface Climate Values

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-07-27
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The global surface climate values data contain monthly and annual surface climatological averages and met element check values for surface CLIMAT reports. The message contains measurements meteorological parameters; the count of months of actual data, mean, standard deviation, median, and skewness of the record are all given for a specified parameter. The data span a maximum of 30 year period ending in December 1990 and December 2000.

Citable as:  Met Office (2006): MIDAS: Global Surface Climate Values. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/1d9aa0abc4e93fca1f91c8a187d46567
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, MIDAS, global, climate, averages

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_dc1cafa6-d7d2-11e1-bf5e-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.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Thermometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Anemometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Humidity Sensor Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Barometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Anemometer Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Humidity Sensor Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Barometer Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
Thermometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Anemometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Humidity Sensor Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Barometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Raingauge Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Visiometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
Output Description None
  • long_name: 24 Hour Rainfall
  • names: 24 Hour Rainfall
  • long_name: Day Of Snow
  • names: Day Of Snow
  • long_name: Day Of Thunder
  • names: Day Of Thunder
  • long_name: Diffuse Solar Irradiation Amount
  • names: Diffuse Solar Irradiation Amount
  • long_name: Direct Solar Irradiation Amount
  • names: Direct Solar Irradiation Amount
  • long_name: Duration Of Rain
  • names: Duration Of Rain
  • long_name: Fresh Snow Depth
  • names: Fresh Snow Depth
  • long_name: Global Solar Irradiation Amount
  • names: Global Solar Irradiation Amount
  • long_name: Hourly Sunshine
  • names: Hourly Sunshine
  • long_name: Ice
  • names: Ice
  • long_name: Lightning
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Electricity > Lightning
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G171
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G171, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Electricity > Lightning
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • long_name: Rain
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G290
  • long_name: Snow
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G290, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0766
  • long_name: Snow Cover
  • gcmd_name: Snow Cover
  • names: Snow Cover, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0766
  • long_name: Snow Depth
  • gcmd_name: Snow Depth
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0768
  • names: Snow Depth, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0768
  • long_name: Snow Lying
  • names: Snow Lying
  • long_name: Solar Irradiance
  • gcmd_name: Solar Irradiance
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0809
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0809, Solar Irradiance
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G217
  • long_name: Sunshine
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Sunshine
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Sunshine, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G217
  • long_name: Sunshine Amount
  • names: Sunshine Amount

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1990-12-31T00:00:00
End time:
2000-12-31T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°
 
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