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Data from the 1.5km70lev configuration of the Met Office UKV NWP model - Release 03/2012

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Data from the operational NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction) output from the Variable resolution UK (UKV) part of the Met Office Unified Model. This latest configuration of the UM model has a high resolution inner domain (1.5 km grid boxes) over the area of forecast interest, separated from a coarser grid (4 km) near the boundaries by a variable resolution transition zone. This variable resolution approach allows the boundaries to be moved further away from the region of interest, reducing unwanted boundary effects on the forecasts. The UKV model is kept close to observations using 3D-Var data assimilation every 3 hours. This archive is currently being populated at the BADC.

Citable as:  Met Office (2014): Data from the 1.5km70lev configuration of the Met Office UKV NWP model - Release 03/2012. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/57e9d911684be7cafc5606b9c86c34ce
Abbreviation: UKMO-NWP-UKV-r2012_03
Keywords: Met Office, NWP, assimilation, stratosphere

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_05f98d26-2ecf-11e4-a258-00163e251233
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:

Following data transfer issues between the Met Office and the BADC, the Met Office NWP data updates were suspended on 18th January 2012. A new data transfer route was established and at the same time, CEDA-BADC decided to revamp the entire NWP archive and created a new NWP archive. This new archive is essentially a mirror of a subset of the NWP archive at the Met Office (as extracted from the Met Office Archive Storage System (MASS)).

Data Quality:
Operational Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) data from the Met Office.
File Format:
Not defined

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title Met Office operational unified model (UM) deployed on Met Office supercomputer (Exeter)
Abstract This computation involved: Met Office operational unified model (UM) deployed on Met Office supercomputer (Exeter).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • units: Pa
  • units: m
  • units: kg kg-1
  • units: K
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: 10 METRE WIND U-COMP
  • names: 10 METRE WIND U-COMP
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: 10 METRE WIND V-COMP
  • names: 10 METRE WIND V-COMP
  • units: m
  • long_name: BOUNDARY LAYER DEPTH AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: BOUNDARY LAYER DEPTH AFTER TIMESTEP
  • long_name: CANOPY HEIGHT ON PFTS (B.LAYER) M
  • names: CANOPY HEIGHT ON PFTS (B.LAYER) M
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: CANOPY WATER ON NON-ICE TILES KG/M2
  • names: CANOPY WATER ON NON-ICE TILES KG/M2
  • units: kft
  • long_name: CLOUD BASE FOR COVER.GT.2.5 OCTA KFT
  • names: CLOUD BASE FOR COVER.GT.2.5 OCTA KFT
  • long_name: CLOUD FRACTION BELOW 1000 FT ASL
  • names: CLOUD FRACTION BELOW 1000 FT ASL
  • units: 0-1
  • long_name: FOG FRACTION AT 1.5 M
  • names: FOG FRACTION AT 1.5 M
  • units: m
  • long_name: GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT: PRESSURE LEVELS
  • names: GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT: PRESSURE LEVELS
  • long_name: HIGH CLOUD AMOUNT
  • names: HIGH CLOUD AMOUNT
  • long_name: LARGE SCALE RAIN AMOUNT KG/M2/TS
  • units: kg m-2
  • names: LARGE SCALE RAIN AMOUNT KG/M2/TS
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: LARGE SCALE RAINFALL RATE KG/M2/S
  • names: LARGE SCALE RAINFALL RATE KG/M2/S
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: LARGE SCALE SNOW AMOUNT KG/M2/TS
  • names: LARGE SCALE SNOW AMOUNT KG/M2/TS
  • long_name: LARGE SCALE SNOWFALL RATE KG/M2/S
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • names: LARGE SCALE SNOWFALL RATE KG/M2/S
  • long_name: LOW CLOUD AMOUNT
  • names: LOW CLOUD AMOUNT
  • units: feet
  • long_name: LOW CLOUD BASE (FT ASL)
  • names: LOW CLOUD BASE (FT ASL)
  • long_name: MEDIUM CLOUD AMOUNT
  • names: MEDIUM CLOUD AMOUNT
  • units: Pa
  • long_name: PRESSURE AT MEAN SEA LEVEL
  • names: PRESSURE AT MEAN SEA LEVEL
  • units: 0-1
  • long_name: PROBABILITY OF VIS LESS THAN 5 KM
  • names: PROBABILITY OF VIS LESS THAN 5 KM
  • units: kg kg-1
  • long_name: QCF IN THE EXTERNAL DUMP
  • names: QCF IN THE EXTERNAL DUMP
  • long_name: RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT 1.5M
  • names: RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT 1.5M
  • long_name: RELATIVE HUMIDITY ON PRESSURE LEVELS
  • names: RELATIVE HUMIDITY ON PRESSURE LEVELS
  • units: m
  • long_name: RESIST S FOR SO4 DIS AFTER TS S/M
  • names: RESIST S FOR SO4 DIS AFTER TS S/M
  • units: m
  • long_name: ROUGHNESS LEN. AFTER B.L. (SEE DOC)
  • names: ROUGHNESS LEN. AFTER B.L. (SEE DOC)
  • long_name: SOIL MOISTURE CONTENT IN A LAYER
  • units: kg m-2
  • names: SOIL MOISTURE CONTENT IN A LAYER
  • units: kg kg-1
  • long_name: SPECIFIC HUMIDITY AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: SPECIFIC HUMIDITY AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: SURFACE & B.LAYER HEAT FLUXES W/M2
  • names: SURFACE & B.LAYER HEAT FLUXES W/M2
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE AT 1.5M
  • units: K
  • names: TEMPERATURE AT 1.5M
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE ON PRESSURE LEVELS
  • units: K
  • names: TEMPERATURE ON PRESSURE LEVELS
  • units: 0-1
  • long_name: TOTAL CLOUD AMOUNT MAX/RANDOM OVERLP
  • names: TOTAL CLOUD AMOUNT MAX/RANDOM OVERLP
  • long_name: U COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: m s-1
  • names: U COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • long_name: U COMPNT OF WIND ON PRESSURE LEVELS
  • units: m s-1
  • names: U COMPNT OF WIND ON PRESSURE LEVELS
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: V COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: V COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: V COMPNT OF WIND ON PRESSURE LEVELS
  • names: V COMPNT OF WIND ON PRESSURE LEVELS
  • long_name: VERY LOW CLOUD AMOUNT
  • names: VERY LOW CLOUD AMOUNT
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: W COMP OF WIND C-P TH LEVS:VAR DUMMY
  • names: W COMP OF WIND C-P TH LEVS:VAR DUMMY
  • units: N m-2
  • long_name: X-COMP OF SURF & BL WIND STRESS N/M2
  • names: X-COMP OF SURF & BL WIND STRESS N/M2
  • long_name: Y-COMP OF SURF & BL WIND STRESS N/M2
  • units: N m-2
  • names: Y-COMP OF SURF & BL WIND STRESS N/M2

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • names: longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2012-03-28T00:00:00
End time:
2012-09-17T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
60.0000°
 
-15.0000°
 
7.0000°
 
47.0000°
 
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