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Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): temperature, humidity and wind profiles from the University of Leeds Sodar 1 at the Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire

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Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-06
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The University of Leeds Sodar 1 dataset contains measurements of the scattering of sound waves by atmospheric turbulence at Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire over the periods from the 6th of July to the 27th of July 2004 and from the 10th of June 2005 to the 19th of August 2005. The dataset contains measurements of wind speed at various heights above the ground, and the thermodynamic structure of the lower layer of the atmosphere.

Citable as:  Brooks, B.J. (2007): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): temperature, humidity and wind profiles from the University of Leeds Sodar 1 at the Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Sodar, CSIP, UFAM


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Data were collected by the collected by the instrument scientist before preparation and delivery to the Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) participants and then to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Research data
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Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • units: dB
  • long_name: Backscatter amplitude(dB)
  • var_id: backscatter
  • names: Backscatter amplitude(dB)
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: H (m/s)
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • names: wind_speed, H (m/s)
  • units: degree
  • long_name: H direction (degrees)
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • names: wind_from_direction, H direction (degrees)
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: U (m/s)
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • names: eastward_wind, U (m/s)
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: V (m/s)
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • names: V (m/s), northward_wind
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: W (m/s)
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • var_id: upward_wind
  • names: W (m/s), upward_air_velocity
  • units: m
  • long_name: Z (m)
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • names: altitude, Z (m)

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
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