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Shoeburyness Field Trial: Automatic weather station measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2007-02-13
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-08-26
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 18 Files | 1MB


The Shoeburyness Field Trial: Investigation of Meteorological Effects on the Sound Propagation from a Helicopter Operating Near a Land Sea Interface Project was a QinetiQ applied research programme 3G23, funded by Ministry of Defence (MOD). The project duration was from April 2004 to March 2007 and had the aim to investigate noise modelling of helicopters with regard to long range sound propagation. The trial sought to understand more fully the meteorological effects on sound propagation over a land sea interface.

This dataset collection contains measurements from the automatic weather station, which was used to gather standard meteorological measurements. The Universities Facility for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM) automatic weather station was operated by the University of Salford.

Citable as:  QinetiQ; Universities Facility for Atmospheric Measurement; Bozier, K.; Davies, F. (2006): Shoeburyness Field Trial: Automatic weather station measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Meteorology, land, sea, noise modelling


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Data were collected by the UFAM Doppler lidar system and automatic weather station which were operated by the University of Salford. Data files provided in netcdf format by author and stored at the BADC.

Data Quality:
research data
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Salford: Automatic Weather Station Deployed on: Shoeburyness, UK
Output Description


  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • long_name: Air Temperature measured by the AWS
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • var_id: air_pressure
  • long_name: Air pressure measured by the AWS at 2 m above sea level
  • units: K
  • standard_name: dew_point_temperature
  • long_name: Dew point temperature calculated by the AWS
  • var_id: dew_point_temperature
  • units: m
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • long_name: Height of the base of the 2 m AWS above mean sea level
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed_of_gust
  • long_name: Maximum wind speed that occurred during the measurement period
  • var_id: wind_speed_of_gust
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: Net radiation measured by the AWS
  • var_id: net_radiation
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • var_id: relative_humidity
  • long_name: Relative humidity measured by the AWS
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • long_name: Wind speed measured by the AWS
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • units: s
  • var_id: wind_speed_of_gust_time

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude of the 2 m AWS
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude of the 2 m AWS
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Time in seconds for each 1 minute measurement period
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Time in seconds for each 10 minute measurement period
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