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Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): Mesoscale Rainfall Forecast Data over UK and Northern Europe

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2005-10-04
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-08-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 66.62K Files | 9GB


The mesoscale forecast data are of tephigrams which show the temperature at given pressures in the atmosphere. The dataset also contains maps of wind convergence and total rainfall over the UK and northern Europe. The data were collected from observation stations in the UK, Belgium, and France on the 7th of July 2004.

Temperature and dew point data from radiosondes are plotted on these diagrams to allow calculations of convective stability or convective available potential energy (CAPE)

Wind barbs are plotted to indicate the winds at heights of 10 metres and at 900 hectopascals.

Plots are also available of total rainfall.

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council (2006): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): Mesoscale Rainfall Forecast Data over UK and Northern Europe. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CSIP, rainfall, model, forecast


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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.

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