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MIDAS: UK Soil Minimum Temperatures (1959-1970 only)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-07-27
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The UK soil minimum temperature (1959-1970) data describe daily measurements of bare soil minimum temperatures. The measurements were recorded by observation stations across the UK and transmitted within DLY3208 messages. The data span from 1959 to 1970, but these temperatures have not been reported since 1970.

Citable as:  Met Office (2006): MIDAS: UK Soil Minimum Temperatures (1959-1970 only). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, MIDAS, UK, meteorology, soil temperatures


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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: 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.
Output Description None
  • long_name: 10 cm Soil Temperature
  • names: 10 cm Soil Temperature
  • long_name: 100 cm Soil Temperature
  • names: 100 cm Soil Temperature
  • long_name: 15 cm Soil Temperature
  • names: 15 cm Soil Temperature
  • long_name: 20 cm Soil Temperature
  • names: 20 cm Soil Temperature
  • long_name: 25 cm Soil Temperature
  • names: 25 cm Soil Temperature
  • 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: Soil Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Soil Temperature
  • names: Soil Temperature,
  • long_name: Soil Temperature Level 1
  • names: Soil Temperature Level 1
  • long_name: Soil Temperature Level 2
  • names: Soil Temperature Level 2
  • long_name: Soil Temperature Level 3
  • names: Soil Temperature Level 3
  • long_name: Soil Temperature Level 4
  • names: Soil Temperature Level 4

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