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Dataset

 

MICROSCOPE: NCAS mobile X-band radar scan data from Davidstow Airfield

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
DOI Publication Date: 2017-08-25
Download Stats: last 12 months

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Abstract

This dataset contains scan data from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science's (NCAS) mobile X-band radar collected at the Davidstow Airfield, Cornwall, between June and August 2013 as part of the MICROphysicS of COnvective PrEcipitation (MICROSCOPE) project. The X-band radar is operated as part of the NCAS Atmospheric Measurement Facility's (AMF).

Citable as:  Bennett, L. (2017): MICROSCOPE: NCAS mobile X-band radar scan data from Davidstow Airfield. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, 25 August 2017. doi:10.5285/4bb383b7d6ca421bbedd57b8097d5664. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/4bb383b7d6ca421bbedd57b8097d5664
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: COPE, radar, precipitation, rainfall, dual-polarisation, Doppler, clouds, microphysics, clear-air echoes, convection, storms, dynamics, rainfall

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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the NCAS instrument scientist before preparation for archiving and delivery to the BADC.

File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • units: meters
  • long_name: Range from instrument to center of gate
  • var_id: range
  • names: Range from instrument to center of gate
  • units: meters
  • long_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • names: altitude
  • units: meters
  • long_name: altitude_above_ground_level
  • var_id: altitude_agl
  • names: altitude_above_ground_level
  • long_name: angular_resolution_between_rays
  • var_id: ray_angle_res
  • units: degrees
  • names: angular_resolution_between_rays
  • long_name: antenna_angle_scan_rate
  • var_id: scan_rate
  • units: degrees per second
  • names: antenna_angle_scan_rate
  • long_name: antenna_is_in_transition_between_sweeps
  • var_id: antenna_transition
  • names: antenna_is_in_transition_between_sweeps
  • units: db
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_antenna_gain_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_antenna_gain_h
  • names: calibrated_radar_antenna_gain_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_antenna_gain_v
  • units: db
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_antenna_gain_v_channel
  • names: calibrated_radar_antenna_gain_v_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_constant_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_radar_constant_h
  • units: db
  • names: calibrated_radar_constant_h_channel
  • units: db
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_constant_v_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_radar_constant_v
  • names: calibrated_radar_constant_v_channel
  • units: db
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_ldr_correction_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_ldr_correction_h
  • names: calibrated_radar_ldr_correction_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_ldr_correction_v
  • units: db
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_ldr_correction_v_channel
  • names: calibrated_radar_ldr_correction_v_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_h_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_receiver_gain_hc
  • units: db
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_h_co_polar_channel
  • units: db
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_h_cross_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_receiver_gain_hx
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_h_cross_polar_channel
  • units: db
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_v_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_receiver_gain_vc
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_v_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_receiver_gain_vx
  • units: db
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_v_cross_polar_channel
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_v_cross_polar_channel
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_noise_h_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_noise_hc
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_noise_h_co_polar_channel
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_noise_h_cross_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_noise_hx
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_noise_h_cross_polar_channel
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_noise_v_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_noise_vc
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_noise_v_co_polar_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_noise_v_cross_polar_channel
  • units: dBm
  • var_id: r_calib_noise_vx
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_noise_v_cross_polar_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_slope_h_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_receiver_slope_hc
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_slope_h_co_polar_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_slope_h_cross_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_receiver_slope_hx
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_slope_h_cross_polar_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_slope_v_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_receiver_slope_vc
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_slope_v_co_polar_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_receiver_slope_v_cross_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_receiver_slope_vx
  • names: calibrated_radar_receiver_slope_v_cross_polar_channel
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_sun_power_h_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_sun_power_hc
  • names: calibrated_radar_sun_power_h_co_polar_channel
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_sun_power_h_cross_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_sun_power_hx
  • names: calibrated_radar_sun_power_h_cross_polar_channel
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_sun_power_v_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_sun_power_vc
  • names: calibrated_radar_sun_power_v_co_polar_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_sun_power_v_cross_polar_channel
  • units: dBm
  • var_id: r_calib_sun_power_vx
  • names: calibrated_radar_sun_power_v_cross_polar_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_system_phidp
  • var_id: r_calib_system_phidp
  • units: degrees
  • names: calibrated_radar_system_phidp
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_xmit_power_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_xmit_power_h
  • names: calibrated_radar_xmit_power_h_channel
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_xmit_power_v_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_xmit_power_v
  • names: calibrated_radar_xmit_power_v_channel
  • long_name: calibrated_radar_zdr_correction
  • var_id: r_calib_zdr_correction
  • units: db
  • names: calibrated_radar_zdr_correction
  • long_name: calibration_data_array_index_per_ray
  • var_id: r_calib_index
  • names: calibration_data_array_index_per_ray
  • long_name: co-polar_cross_correlation_coefficient
  • standard_name: cross_correlation_hv
  • var_id: RhoHV
  • names: cross_correlation_hv, co-polar_cross_correlation_coefficient
  • var_id: time_coverage_end
  • long_name: data_volume_end_time_utc
  • names: data_volume_end_time_utc
  • long_name: data_volume_index_number
  • var_id: volume_number
  • names: data_volume_index_number
  • long_name: data_volume_start_time_utc
  • var_id: time_coverage_start
  • names: data_volume_start_time_utc
  • units: degrees
  • long_name: differential_phase_shift_derived_by_signal_processor_(GDRX)
  • standard_name: differential_phase_hv
  • var_id: uPhiDP
  • names: differential_phase_hv, differential_phase_shift_derived_by_signal_processor_(GDRX)
  • long_name: differential_phase_shift_filtered_by_Rainbow
  • var_id: PhiDP
  • standard_name: differential_phase_hv
  • units: degrees
  • names: differential_phase_hv, differential_phase_shift_filtered_by_Rainbow
  • long_name: differential_reflectivity
  • standard_name: log_differential_reflecivity_hv
  • var_id: ZDR
  • units: db
  • names: log_differential_reflecivity_hv, differential_reflectivity
  • long_name: flag_for_indexed_rays
  • var_id: rays_are_indexed
  • names: flag_for_indexed_rays
  • long_name: follow_mode_for_scan_strategy
  • var_id: follow_mode
  • names: follow_mode_for_scan_strategy
  • var_id: grid_mapping
  • var_id: radar_beam_width_h
  • units: degrees
  • long_name: half_power_radar_beam_width_h_channel
  • names: half_power_radar_beam_width_h_channel
  • long_name: half_power_radar_beam_width_v_channel
  • var_id: radar_beam_width_v
  • units: degrees
  • names: half_power_radar_beam_width_v_channel
  • long_name: index_of_first_ray_in_sweep
  • var_id: sweep_start_ray_index
  • names: index_of_first_ray_in_sweep
  • long_name: index_of_last_ray_in_sweep
  • var_id: sweep_end_ray_index
  • names: index_of_last_ray_in_sweep
  • var_id: intermed_freq_hz
  • units: s-1
  • long_name: intermediate_freqency_hz
  • names: intermediate_freqency_hz
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • units: dBm
  • var_id: measured_transmit_power_h
  • long_name: measured_radar_transmit_power_h_channel
  • names: measured_radar_transmit_power_h_channel
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: measured_radar_transmit_power_v_channel
  • var_id: measured_transmit_power_v
  • names: measured_radar_transmit_power_v_channel
  • units: db
  • long_name: nominal_radar_antenna_gain_h_channel
  • var_id: radar_antenna_gain_h
  • names: nominal_radar_antenna_gain_h_channel
  • var_id: radar_antenna_gain_v
  • units: db
  • long_name: nominal_radar_antenna_gain_v_channel
  • names: nominal_radar_antenna_gain_v_channel
  • long_name: number_of_samples_used_to_compute_moments
  • var_id: n_samples
  • names: number_of_samples_used_to_compute_moments
  • long_name: platform_type
  • var_id: platform_type
  • names: platform_type
  • long_name: polarization_mode_for_sweep
  • var_id: polarization_mode
  • names: polarization_mode_for_sweep
  • var_id: primary_axis
  • long_name: primary_axis_of_rotation
  • names: primary_axis_of_rotation
  • long_name: pulse_repetition_frequency_ratio
  • units: seconds
  • var_id: prt_ratio
  • names: pulse_repetition_frequency_ratio
  • units: seconds
  • long_name: pulse_repetition_time
  • var_id: prt
  • names: pulse_repetition_time
  • units: db
  • long_name: radar_calibration_coupler_forward_loss_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_coupler_forward_loss_h
  • names: radar_calibration_coupler_forward_loss_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_coupler_forward_loss_v
  • units: db
  • long_name: radar_calibration_coupler_forward_loss_v_channel
  • names: radar_calibration_coupler_forward_loss_v_channel
  • units: dBm
  • var_id: r_calib_noise_source_power_h
  • long_name: radar_calibration_noise_source_power_h_channel
  • names: radar_calibration_noise_source_power_h_channel
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: radar_calibration_noise_source_power_v_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_noise_source_power_v
  • names: radar_calibration_noise_source_power_v_channel
  • units: db
  • long_name: radar_calibration_power_measurement_loss_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_power_measure_loss_h
  • names: radar_calibration_power_measurement_loss_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_power_measure_loss_v
  • units: db
  • long_name: radar_calibration_power_measurement_loss_v_channel
  • names: radar_calibration_power_measurement_loss_v_channel
  • long_name: radar_calibration_pulse_width
  • units: seconds
  • var_id: r_calib_pulse_width
  • names: radar_calibration_pulse_width
  • units: db
  • long_name: radar_calibration_receiver_mismatch_loss
  • var_id: r_calib_receiver_mismatch_loss
  • names: radar_calibration_receiver_mismatch_loss
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: radar_calibration_test_power_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_test_power_h
  • names: radar_calibration_test_power_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_test_power_v
  • units: dBm
  • long_name: radar_calibration_test_power_v_channel
  • names: radar_calibration_test_power_v_channel
  • long_name: radar_calibration_time_utc
  • var_id: r_calib_time
  • names: radar_calibration_time_utc
  • units: db
  • long_name: radar_calibration_two_way_radome_loss_h_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_two_way_radome_loss_h
  • names: radar_calibration_two_way_radome_loss_h_channel
  • units: db
  • long_name: radar_calibration_two_way_radome_loss_v_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_two_way_radome_loss_v
  • names: radar_calibration_two_way_radome_loss_v_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_two_way_waveguide_loss_h
  • units: db
  • long_name: radar_calibration_two_way_waveguide_loss_h_channel
  • names: radar_calibration_two_way_waveguide_loss_h_channel
  • long_name: radar_calibration_two_way_waveguide_loss_v_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_two_way_waveguide_loss_v
  • units: db
  • names: radar_calibration_two_way_waveguide_loss_v_channel
  • long_name: radar_degree_of_polarization
  • standard_name: radar_degree_of_polarization
  • var_id: DOP
  • names: radar_degree_of_polarization, radar degree of polarization
  • units: s-1
  • long_name: radar_receiver_bandwidth
  • var_id: radar_rx_bandwidth
  • names: radar_receiver_bandwidth
  • units: dBZ
  • long_name: radar_reflectivity_at_1km_at_zero_snr_h_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_base_dbz_1km_hc
  • names: radar_reflectivity_at_1km_at_zero_snr_h_co_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_base_dbz_1km_hx
  • units: dBZ
  • long_name: radar_reflectivity_at_1km_at_zero_snr_h_cross_polar_channel
  • names: radar_reflectivity_at_1km_at_zero_snr_h_cross_polar_channel
  • units: dBZ
  • var_id: r_calib_base_dbz_1km_vc
  • long_name: radar_reflectivity_at_1km_at_zero_snr_v_co_polar_channel
  • names: radar_reflectivity_at_1km_at_zero_snr_v_co_polar_channel
  • units: dBZ
  • long_name: radar_reflectivity_at_1km_at_zero_snr_v_cross_polar_channel
  • var_id: r_calib_base_dbz_1km_vx
  • names: radar_reflectivity_at_1km_at_zero_snr_v_cross_polar_channel
  • units: m/s
  • standard_name: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument
  • long_name: radial_velocity_from_horizontal_polarization
  • var_id: V
  • names: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument, radial_velocity_from_horizontal_polarization
  • units: m/s
  • standard_name: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument
  • long_name: radial_velocity_from_vertical_polarization
  • var_id: Vv
  • names: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument, radial_velocity_from_vertical_polarization
  • long_name: ray_azimuth_angle
  • var_id: azimuth
  • units: degrees
  • names: ray_azimuth_angle
  • long_name: ray_elevation_angle
  • var_id: elevation
  • units: degrees
  • names: ray_elevation_angle
  • long_name: ray_target_fixed_angle
  • var_id: fixed_angle
  • units: degrees
  • names: ray_target_fixed_angle
  • units: dBZ
  • long_name: reflectivity_from_horizontal_polarization
  • standard_name: equivalent_reflectivity_factor
  • var_id: dBZ
  • names: equivalent_reflectivity_factor, reflectivity_from_horizontal_polarization
  • var_id: sweep_mode
  • long_name: scan_mode_for_sweep
  • names: scan_mode_for_sweep
  • long_name: signal_quality_index_from_horizontal_polarization
  • standard_name: normalized_coherent_power
  • var_id: SQIv
  • names: signal_quality_index_from_horizontal_polarization, normalized_coherent_power
  • standard_name: normalized_coherent_power
  • long_name: signal_quality_index_from_vertical_polarization
  • var_id: SQI
  • names: normalized_coherent_power, signal_quality_index_from_vertical_polarization
  • standard_name: specific_differential_phase_hv
  • units: degrees/km
  • long_name: specific_differential_phase_shift_derived_by_Rainbow_from_PhiDP
  • var_id: KDP
  • names: specific_differential_phase_hv, specific_differential_phase_shift_derived_by_Rainbow_from_PhiDP
  • standard_name: specific_differential_phase_hv
  • var_id: uKDP
  • units: degrees/km
  • long_name: specific_differential_phase_shift_derived_by_signal_processor(GDRX)
  • names: specific_differential_phase_shift_derived_by_signal_processor(GDRX), specific_differential_phase_hv
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: spectral_width_from_horizontal_polarization
  • standard_name: doppler_spectrum_width
  • var_id: W
  • names: doppler_spectrum_width, spectral_width_from_horizontal_polarization
  • units: m/s
  • standard_name: doppler_spectrum_width
  • long_name: spectral_width_from_vertical_polarization
  • var_id: Wv
  • names: doppler_spectrum_width, spectral_width_from_vertical_polarization
  • long_name: status_of_instrument
  • var_id: status_xml
  • names: status_of_instrument
  • long_name: sweep_index_number_0_based
  • var_id: sweep_number
  • names: sweep_index_number_0_based
  • long_name: target_scan_rate_for_sweep
  • var_id: target_scan_rate
  • units: degrees per second
  • names: target_scan_rate_for_sweep
  • units: s-1
  • long_name: transmission_frequency
  • var_id: frequency
  • names: transmission_frequency
  • long_name: transmit_pulse_mode
  • var_id: prt_mode
  • names: transmit_pulse_mode
  • long_name: transmitter_pulse_width
  • var_id: pulse_width
  • units: seconds
  • names: transmitter_pulse_width
  • long_name: type_of_instrument
  • var_id: instrument_type
  • names: type_of_instrument
  • units: meters per second
  • long_name: unambiguous_doppler_velocity
  • var_id: nyquist_velocity
  • names: unambiguous_doppler_velocity
  • units: meters
  • var_id: unambiguous_range
  • long_name: unambiguous_range
  • names: unambiguous_range
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: unfiltered_radial_velocity_from_horizontal_polarization
  • var_id: Vu
  • standard_name: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument
  • names: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument, unfiltered_radial_velocity_from_horizontal_polarization
  • units: m/s
  • standard_name: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument
  • long_name: unfiltered_radial_velocity_from_vertical_polarization
  • var_id: Vvu
  • names: radial_velocity_of_scatterers_away_from_instrument, unfiltered_radial_velocity_from_vertical_polarization
  • units: dBZ
  • long_name: unfiltered_reflectivity_from_horizontal_polarization
  • var_id: dBuZ
  • standard_name: equivalent_reflectivity_factor
  • names: equivalent_reflectivity_factor, unfiltered_reflectivity_from_horizontal_polarization

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: time in seconds since volume start
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, time in seconds since volume start
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2013-07-17T23:00:00
End time:
2013-08-17T22:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
51.9847°
 
-4.6167°
 
-2.4906°
 
49.2867°