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Dataset

 

Met Office stratospheric assimilated: Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) assimilated data 1991 to 1992

Update Frequency: Unknown
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-12-10
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Abstract

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was the first major element in NASA's Mission to Planet Earth. It was designed to make a systematic study of the stratosphere and provide new data on the mesosphere and thermosphere. The satellite was launched on 12th September 1991.

This dataset contains standard data concerning stratospheric temperature, geopotential height and wind components produced by the upper atmosphere research satellite data assimilation system at the UK Met Office.

The data assimilation system is a development of the scheme used at the Met Office for operational weather forecasting, which has been extended to cover the stratosphere. The primary product is a daily analysis (at 1200 UTC) which is produced using operational observations only. For short periods of particular interest the analyses are available at 6-hourly intervals. Assimilation experiments using UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) data in addition to operational meteorological observations have been carried out for limited periods.

Citable as:  Met Office (2006): Met Office stratospheric assimilated: Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) assimilated data 1991 to 1992. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/417421c2c5c84befaf485ffdeabf2541
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, meteorology, statospheric

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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/ukmo_agreement.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data received from the Met Office

Data Quality:
See dataset associated documentation.
File Format:
Data are PP formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Upper Air Research Satellite (UARS)

Computation Element: 1

Title Met Office Extended Operational NWP model deployed on Met Office supercomputer (Exeter)
Abstract This computation involved: Met Office Extended Operational NWP model deployed on Met Office supercomputer (Exeter). The version of the Unified Model (UM) model currently being used for stratospheric data assimilation is the 50-level troposphere-stratosphere configuration. This model includes a scheme to represent forcing from a full spectrum of gravity wave phase speeds, and a simple representation of methane oxidation has been included to improve the simulation of water vapour.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • units: m
  • units: m s-1
  • units: K
  • units: Pa s-1
  • long_name: Vertical Velocity
  • names: Vertical Velocity

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1991-10-28T00:00:00
End time:
1992-01-18T12:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°
 
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