Data from observations made at the Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVAO) which exists to advance understanding of climatically significant interactions between the atmosphere and ocean and to provide a regional focal point and long-term data.
The observatory is based on Calhau Island of São Vicente, Cape Verde at 16.848N, 24.871W, in the tropical Eastern North Atlantic Ocean, a region which is data poor but plays a key role in atmosphere-ocean interactions of climate-related and biogeochemical parameters including greenhouse gases. It is an open-ocean site that is representative of a region likely to be sensitive to future climate change, and is minimally influenced by local effects and intermittent continental pollution.
The dataset contains meteorological measurements (wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, rainfall).
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Data collected at Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory before being transmitted back to UK where NCAS staff prepare data for archiving at BADC.
Data from Cape Verde observatory are for research
Data are NASA Ames formatted
|Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory: Meteorological instruments||Deployed on: Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory|
- units: rainfall
- names: Error Flag
- long_name: Solar Radiation
- gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0812
- gcmd_keyword: Solar Radiation
- names: Solar Radiation, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0812
- units: mm
- names: rainfall daily total