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Surface Data from South Atlantic Stations, Part of the Met Office Land Surface Stations Database (1990-2000)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Historicalarchive
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-08-30
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Data were collected by stations at Ascension Island, the Falkland Islands, and St Helena, in the South Atlantic from 1900 until 2000. These data are the Met Office's 'old' Land Surface Observation data and have been superseded by the MIDAS dataset collection. This dataset remains for historic purposes only. The data contain measurements of hourly and daily meteorological values, such as rainfall, sunshine duration, temperature, and wind speed.

The MIDAS dataset supersedes this dataset and new users should apply for access to that by following the on-screen instructions. If necessary, you will be able to access this historic dataset once you have been granted access to the MIDAS data.

The dataset contains the measurements of the following parameters:
Sunshine duration
Snow depth
Visibility
Wind speed and wind direction
Temperature
Cloud type
Past and present weather

Citable as:  Met Office (2006): Surface Data from South Atlantic Stations, Part of the Met Office Land Surface Stations Database (1990-2000). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/274b15d125d9373ad9626a8c3907d1cc
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, meteorology, South Atlantic

Details

Previous Info:

2015-03-13 PLEASE NOTE: This dataset has been superseded by the Show More 2015-03-13 PLEASE NOTE: This dataset has been superseded by the Met Office MIDAS dataset at the BADC. Show Less

Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_e5650cfc-f2a3-11e1-811c-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 Met Office from messages transmitted from recording stations from 1853 to 2000. Data were then archived at the BADC for use use by the wider research community.

Data Quality:
Data are from operational service.
File Format:
Data availability and file format

NOTE: The BADC holds the Met Office surface data as provided by the Met Office and therefore the BADC can only supply Surface Met data archived at the Met Office.

The Met Office Land Surface data held at the BADC, are stored in a simple ASCII format (plain text and "human" readable).

More Information (under review)


Introduction

This page describes 'old' Land Surface Observation data from the Met Office. This dataset remains for historic purposes only. The MIDAS dataset supersedes this dataset and new users should apply for access to that by following the on-screen instructions. If necessary, you will be able to access this historic dataset once you have been granted access to the MIDAS data.

The dataset contains the measurements of the following parameters:

  • Sunshine duration
  • Snow depth
  • Visibility
  • Wind speed and wind direction
  • Temperature
  • Cloud type
  • Past and present weather
  • Related Documents

    No documents related to this record were found.

    Process overview

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

    Instrument/Platform pairings

    Raingauge Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
    Visiometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
    Station Observer 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
    Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
    Thermometer Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
    Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network
    Cloud Recorder Deployed on: NCM (National Climate Message) 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
    Station Observer 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
    Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
    Thermometer Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
    Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
    Cloud Recorder Deployed on: METAR (MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report) Station Network
    Raingauge Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
    Visiometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
    Station Observer 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
    Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
    Thermometer Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
    Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
    Cloud Recorder Deployed on: Land SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) Station Network
    Raingauge Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
    Visiometer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
    Station Observer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
    Anemometer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
    Humidity Sensor Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
    Sunshine Recorder Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
    Thermometer Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
    Snow Depth Sensor Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
    Cloud Recorder Deployed on: DLY3208 (Daily observations from Metform 3208) Station Network
    Output Description None
    • 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: 10 cm Soil Temperature
    • names: 10 cm Soil Temperature
    • long_name: 100 cm Soil Temperature
    • names: 100 cm Soil Temperature
    • long_name: 12 Hours Rainfall Amount
    • names: 12 Hours Rainfall Amount
    • long_name: 20 cm Soil Temperature
    • names: 20 cm Soil Temperature
    • long_name: 24 Hour Rainfall
    • names: 24 Hour Rainfall
    • long_name: 30 cm Soil Temperature
    • names: 30 cm Soil Temperature
    • long_name: 5 cm Soil Temperature
    • names: 5 cm Soil Temperature
    • long_name: 50 cm Soil Temperature
    • names: 50 cm Soil Temperature
    • long_name: Air Temperature
    • gcmd_name: Air Temperature
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
    • names: Air Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
    • long_name: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
    • gcmd_name: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0067
    • names: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0067
    • long_name: Base Of Lowest Cloud
    • names: Base Of Lowest Cloud
    • long_name: Cloud Amount
    • names: Cloud Amount
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0143
    • long_name: Cloud Height
    • gcmd_name: Cloud Height
    • names: Cloud Height, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0143
    • long_name: Cloud Types
    • gcmd_name: Cloud Types
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0151
    • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0151, Cloud Types
    • long_name: Concrete Min Temperature
    • names: Concrete Min Temperature
    • long_name: Day Of Gale
    • names: Day Of Gale
    • long_name: Day Of Hail
    • names: Day Of Hail
    • long_name: Day Of Snow
    • names: Day Of Snow
    • long_name: Day Of Thunder
    • names: Day Of Thunder
    • gcmd_name: Dew Point Temperature
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0210
    • long_name: Dew Point Temperature
    • names: Dew Point Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0210
    • long_name: Diffuse Solar Irradiation Amount
    • names: Diffuse Solar Irradiation Amount
    • long_name: Direct Solar Irradiation Amount
    • names: Direct Solar Irradiation Amount
    • long_name: Dry Bulb Temperature
    • names: Dry Bulb Temperature
    • long_name: Duration Of Rain
    • names: Duration Of Rain
    • long_name: Frequency
    • names: Frequency
    • long_name: Fresh Snow Depth
    • names: Fresh Snow Depth
    • long_name: Global Solar Irradiation Amount
    • names: Global Solar Irradiation Amount
    • long_name: Grass Min Temperature
    • names: Grass Min Temperature
    • long_name: Hail
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G282
    • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Hail
    • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G282, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Hail
    • long_name: High Cloud Type
    • names: High Cloud Type
    • long_name: Hourly Rainfall Amount
    • names: Hourly Rainfall Amount
    • long_name: Hourly Sunshine
    • names: Hourly Sunshine
    • long_name: Ice
    • names: Ice
    • long_name: Land Surface Temperature
    • gcmd_name: Land Surface Temperature
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0457
    • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0457, Land Surface Temperature
    • 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
    • long_name: Low Cloud Amount
    • names: Low Cloud Amount
    • long_name: Low Cloud Type
    • names: Low Cloud Type
    • long_name: Max Dry Bulb Temperature
    • names: Max Dry Bulb Temperature
    • long_name: Maximum
    • names: Maximum
    • long_name: Maximum Hourly Gust Direction
    • names: Maximum Hourly Gust Direction
    • long_name: Maximum Hourly Gust Speed
    • names: Maximum Hourly Gust Speed
    • long_name: Mean Hourly Wind Direction
    • names: Mean Hourly Wind Direction
    • long_name: Mean Hourly Wind Speed
    • names: Mean Hourly Wind Speed
    • long_name: Mean Sea Level Pressure
    • names: Mean Sea Level Pressure
    • long_name: Medium Cloud Type
    • names: Medium Cloud Type
    • long_name: Min Dry Bulb Temperature
    • names: Min Dry Bulb Temperature
    • long_name: Minimum Temperature
    • names: Minimum Temperature
    • gcmd_name: Precipitation Amount
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0656
    • long_name: Precipitation Amount
    • names: Precipitation Amount, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0656
    • 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
    • long_name: Sea Level Pressure
    • gcmd_name: Sea Level Pressure
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0722
    • names: Sea Level Pressure, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0722
    • 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: Soil Temperature
    • gcmd_name: Soil Temperature
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0801
    • names: Soil Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0801
    • 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
    • long_name: Station Level Pressure
    • names: Station Level Pressure
    • 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
    • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853
    • long_name: Surface Winds
    • gcmd_name: Surface Winds
    • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853, Surface Winds
    • long_name: Time Of Maximum Gust
    • names: Time Of Maximum Gust
    • long_name: Total Cloud Cover
    • names: Total Cloud Cover
    • long_name: Wet Bulb Temperature
    • names: Wet Bulb Temperature

    Co-ordinate Variables

    Coverage
    Temporal Range
    Start time:
    1900-01-01T00:00:00
    End time:
    1999-07-30T23:00:00
    Geographic Extent

     
    -7.9333°
     
    -57.8120°
     
    -5.7000°
     
    -51.6960°
     
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