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Dataset

 
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-07-26
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The UK sub-hourly rainfall data describe rainfall tip amounts with a time resolution of one minute, from SSER (Solid State Event Recorder) messages from 137 UK observation stations. The data spans from 1986 to 2005.

Citable as:  Met Office (2006): MIDAS: UK Sub-hourly Rainfall Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/455f0dd48613dada7bfb0ccfcb7a7d41
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, MIDAS, UK, meteorology, sub-hourly, rainfall

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_0ad1a198-d734-11e1-b3c6-00163e251233
Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
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 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.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Raingauge Deployed on: SSER (Solid State Event Recorder) Station Network
Output Description None
  • long_name: Duration Of Rain
  • names: Duration Of Rain
  • long_name: Hourly Rainfall Amount
  • names: Hourly Rainfall Amount
  • long_name: Rain
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1986-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2005-03-31T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
60.1395°
 
-8.5636°
 
1.7400°
 
50.3544°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)