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Dataset

 

Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): University of Salford sonic anemometer 1 measurements from Faccombe, UK

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-06
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Abstract

The University of Salford sonic anemometer 1 data describe observations taken by a 7 meter sonic anemometer at Faccombe wind turbine field site, Hampshire. The dataset contains measurements of wind speed collected from 21st July 2005 until 26th August 2005.

The dataset contains measurements of the following parameters:

Latitude; the latitude of the sonic anemometer (degrees north)
Longitude; the longitude of the sonic anemometer (degrees east)
Altitude; the altitude of the sonic anemometer base above mean sea level (m)
Height ; the height of the sonic anemometer head above ground level (m)
Measurement rate; the measurement rate of the sonic anemometer, set at either 1 or 10 Hz
Sonic Orientation; the orientation of the sonic coordinate system, clockwise, to convert from sonic to meteorological coordinates (degrees)
Time; time in seconds from midnight UTC for each measurement (s)
X wind; the wind speed along the orthogonal x direction (m s-1)
Y wind; the wind speed along the orthogonal y direction (m s-1)
Upperward air velocity; the wind speed along the orthogonal z direction (m s-1)
Sonic virtual temperature; the sonic virtual temperature, average between the three non orthogonal sonic axes, related to the speed of sound (K)

The sonic anemometer is a Campbell Scientific CSAT3 using a CR5000 datalogger. The 7 m sonic was mounted on a Clark QTM mast.

Citable as:  Bozier, K. (2007): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): University of Salford sonic anemometer 1 measurements from Faccombe, UK. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/551de719eb4a3294f69cd29a0f898250
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CSIP, UFAM

Details

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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the collected by the instrument scientist before preparation and delivery to the Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) participants and then to the BADC for archiving.

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: Sonic anemometer 1 Deployed on: Faccombe, UK
Output Description None
  • long_name: Air temperature measured by the separate temperature probe
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • units: K
  • names: air_temperature, Air temperature measured by the separate temperature probe
  • units: m
  • standard_name: height
  • var_id: height
  • long_name: Height of measurements above ground level
  • names: height, Height of measurements above ground level
  • units: m
  • long_name: Height of the base of the sonic anemometer above mean sea level
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • names: altitude, Height of the base of the sonic anemometer above mean sea level
  • long_name: Measurement_rate of the sonic anemometer
  • var_id: measurement_rate
  • names: Measurement_rate of the sonic anemometer
  • long_name: Orientation of the sonic coordinate system clockwise from meteorological coordinates
  • var_id: sonic_orientation
  • names: Orientation of the sonic coordinate system clockwise from meteorological coordinates
  • var_id: sonic_virtual_temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Sonic_virtual_temperature
  • names: Sonic_virtual_temperature
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: x_wind
  • var_id: x_wind
  • long_name: Wind speed along the orthogonal x direction
  • names: Wind speed along the orthogonal x direction, x_wind
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: Wind speed along the orthogonal y direction
  • standard_name: y_wind
  • var_id: y_wind
  • names: y_wind, Wind speed along the orthogonal y direction
  • long_name: Wind speed along the orthogonal z direction
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: upward_air_velocity
  • names: upward_air_velocity, Wind speed along the orthogonal z direction

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude of the sonic anemometer
  • units: degrees_north
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude, Latitude of the sonic anemometer
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude of the sonic anemometer
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude, Longitude of the sonic anemometer
  • long_name: Time in seconds for the sonic anemometer and temperature probe measurements
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, Time in seconds for the sonic anemometer and temperature probe measurements
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2005-06-05T23:00:00
End time:
2005-08-25T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
51.3300°
 
-1.4450°
 
-1.4450°
 
51.3300°
 
Related parties
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