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Dataset

 

Vertical wind profile data from 7th April to 27th September 2006 measured by the University of Manchester 1290 mhz mobile wind profiler deployed on long term observations at Met Office Research Unit, Cardington, Bedfordshire

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2014-07-04
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2013-07-04
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 178 Files | 38MB

Abstract

Vertical profiles of horizontal and vertical wind components as well as signal-to-noise (SNR) and spectal width measurements were collected at the Met Office Research Unit, Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK, between 7th April and 27th September 2006 as part of ongoing long term observations made by the NERC National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). These data were collected by the NCAS Atmospheric Measreument Facility's (AMF) 1290 MHz Mobile Wind Profiler, owned and operated by the University of Manchester and previously known as the aber-radar-1290mhz at the time of these observations. The data are available at 15 minute intervals as netCDF files to all registered BADC users under the Open Government License.

The dataset contains the following measurements:

Eastward wind velocity component
Northward wind velocity component
Upward air velocity
Direction the wind is from
Signal to noise ratio
Altitude of instrument above the ground
Longitude of instrument
Latitude of instrument
Spectral width

Citable as:  Norton, E.G. (2013): Vertical wind profile data from 7th April to 27th September 2006 measured by the University of Manchester 1290 mhz mobile wind profiler deployed on long term observations at Met Office Research Unit, Cardington, Bedfordshire. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/3da566d8a06363ca962b0069cbf1477f
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: NCAS, AMF, radar, wind profiler, boundary layer wind profiler, turbulence, thermals, boundary layer structure, radar wind profiler, Doppler radar, UHF radar, 'Clear' air radar, morning transition, convective boundary layer, mixed layer, entrainment zone, transitional boundary layer, nocturnal boundary layer, lower level jet, nocturnal jet, weather fronts, sting jets

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_79212c6e-0387-11e4-b3e9-00163e251233
Access rules:
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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were collected by the wind profiler before being processed by the instrument scientist, Emily Norton, and then provided to the BADC for archiving.

File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Related Documents

 Open Government Data licence

Process overview

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

None

  • long_name: Spectral Width
  • names: Spectral Width
  • units: m
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • long_name: altitude above the ground
  • names: altitude, altitude above the ground
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: validation_1
  • names: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • var_id: validation_2
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: validation_3
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • long_name: direction the wind is from
  • names: wind_from_direction, direction the wind is from
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • long_name: eastward wind component
  • names: eastward_wind, eastward wind component
  • units: dB
  • long_name: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_minimum
  • names: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • long_name: northward wind component
  • names: northward_wind, northward wind component
  • units: 1
  • long_name: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • var_id: validation
  • names: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_1
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_2
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_3
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • long_name: vertial wind component
  • var_id: upward_air_velocity
  • names: upward_air_velocity, vertial wind component
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_1
  • names: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_2
  • names: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_3
  • names: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • long_name: wind speed
  • names: wind_speed, wind speed

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Time offset from base time
  • names: time, Time offset from base time
  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: instrument latitude
  • names: latitude, instrument latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: instrument longitude
  • names: longitude, instrument longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2006-04-06T23:00:00
End time:
2006-09-26T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
52.1000°
 
0.4167°
 
0.4167°
 
52.1000°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)
Principal Investigators (1)
Co-Investigators (1)