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Dataset

 

Met Office surface measurements from Cardington, Bedfordshire Version 1 (2006 to present)

Update Frequency: As Needed
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-06-27
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The Met Office's research unit based in Cardington, Bedfordshire, study boundary-layer meteorology and surface processes to help with the development of numerical weather prediction methods. Surface meteorological data and high resolution radiosonde data are collected from the Met Office's research site and elsewhere.

The dataset contains recorded surface meteorology and radiation measurements timed at 1, 10 and 30 minute intervals and measured by instruments mounted on 10, 25 and 50 metre masts.

Citable as:  Met Office Meteorological Research Unit Cardington; McGregor, J.; Price, J. (2018): Met Office surface measurements from Cardington, Bedfordshire Version 1 (2006 to present). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/20923d5a6a194340a94dcf4feda018a6
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, meteorology, tower, Cardington

Details

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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:

These data are collected and prepared by staff at the Met Office research unit before being made available via the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA). CEDA ingests the data into its archive on receipt of these data.

Data Quality:
These are research data. In January 2011 data from 2006 to present were re-processed to correct for known issues in the data.
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Cardington: Druck 1830 series pressure transducer Deployed on: Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Belfort model 6230A visibility sensor Deployed on: Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: MRI integrating nephelometer (model 1550B) Deployed on: Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Delta-T ThetaProbe Soil Moisture Sensor Deployed on: Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Michell series 3000 dewpoint hygrometer Deployed on: Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Setra Model 270 transducer Deployed on: Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Kipp and Zonen CM21/CM22 pyranometers Deployed on: Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Heitronics KT15D Infrared radiation pyrometer Deployed on: Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Met Office - Ordinary raingauge Deployed on: Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Gill Solent HS-50 ultrasonic anemometer Deployed on: 50m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Met Office Cardington: LI-COR LI-7500 Gas Analyser Deployed on: 10m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Vaisala Humicaps Deployed on: 50m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Kipp and Zonen CG4 pyrgeometer Deployed on: 50m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Kipp and Zonen CG4 pyrgeometer Deployed on: 25m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Kipp and Zonen CG4 pyrgeometer Deployed on: 10m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Met Office - Electrical resistance thermometers (ERT or PRT) Deployed on: 50m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Vaisala Humicaps Deployed on: 25m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Vaisala Humicaps Deployed on: 10m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Gill Solent HS-50 ultrasonic anemometer Deployed on: 25m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Cardington: Gill Solent HS-50 ultrasonic anemometer Deployed on: 10m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Met Office - Electrical resistance thermometers (ERT or PRT) Deployed on: 25m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Met Office - Electrical resistance thermometers (ERT or PRT) Deployed on: 10m tower at the Met Office Meteorologial Research Unit, Cardington
Output Description None
  • long_name: 10 Metre U Wind
  • names: 10 Metre U Wind
  • long_name: 10 Metre V Wind
  • names: 10 Metre V Wind
  • long_name: 10 Minute Max Gust Speed
  • names: 10 Minute Max Gust Speed
  • long_name: 10 Minute Mean Wind Direction
  • names: 10 Minute Mean Wind Direction
  • long_name: 10 Minute Mean Wind Speed
  • names: 10 Minute Mean Wind Speed
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • gcmd_keyword: Air Temperature
  • names: Air Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • long_name: Apparent Surface Humidity
  • names: Apparent Surface Humidity
  • long_name: Cloud Precipitable Water
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0147
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Precipitable Water
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0147, Cloud Precipitable Water
  • long_name: Day Max Temperature
  • names: Day Max Temperature
  • long_name: Day Min Temperature
  • names: Day Min Temperature
  • long_name: Humidity
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G239
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G239, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • long_name: Land Surface Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0457
  • gcmd_keyword: Land Surface Temperature
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0457, Land Surface Temperature
  • long_name: Maximum
  • names: Maximum
  • long_name: Mean Near-Surface Air Temperature
  • names: Mean Near-Surface Air Temperature
  • long_name: Minimum Temperature
  • names: Minimum Temperature
  • long_name: Near-Surface
  • names: Near-Surface
  • long_name: Precipitation Amount
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0656
  • gcmd_keyword: Precipitation Amount
  • names: Precipitation Amount, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0656
  • long_name: Rain
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • long_name: Station Height
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0828
  • gcmd_keyword: Station Height
  • names: Station Height, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0828
  • long_name: Streamfunctions
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G249
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Streamfunctions
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Streamfunctions, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G249
  • long_name: Surface
  • names: Surface
  • long_name: Surface Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0848
  • gcmd_keyword: Surface Air Temperature
  • names: Surface Air Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0848
  • long_name: Surface Winds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853
  • gcmd_keyword: Surface Winds
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853, Surface Winds
  • long_name: Trajectory Latitude
  • names: Trajectory Latitude
  • long_name: Trajectory Longitude
  • names: Trajectory Longitude
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Wind Gusts At 10 m
  • names: Wind Gusts At 10 m
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2006-01-12T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
52.1040°
 
-0.4215°
 
-0.4215°
 
52.1040°