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Met Office 915 MHz UHF Radar Data deployed at the NERC MST Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, Wales (1995 -2002)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2002-03-11
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-03-15
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 862 Files | 40MB


Data from the Met Office's 915 MHz LAP3000 UHF (Ultra High Frequency) boundary layer wind profiler deployed at the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, near Aberystwyth in West Wales. The instrument was deployed from February 1995 to March 2002. These data are made available under the NERC-Met Office agreement.

Citable as:  Met Office (2007): Met Office 915 MHz UHF Radar Data deployed at the NERC MST Radar Facility, Capel Dewi, Wales (1995 -2002). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, MST, wind profiler, boundary layer, UHF


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Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were acquired by the Met Office made available for archiving at the BADC.

Data Quality:
The MST radar data quality is described by D. A. Hooper, J. Nash, T. Oakley, and M. Turp. Validation of a new signal processing scheme for the MST radar at Aberystwyth. Ann. Geophys., 26(11):3253-3268, 2008. (available from here
File Format:
Data are held in ASCII formatted files.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description


  • long_name: Spectral Width
  • names: Spectral Width
  • long_name: Surface Winds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Surface Winds
  • names:, Surface Winds
  • long_name: U Zonal Windspeed
  • names: U Zonal Windspeed
  • long_name: Upper Level Winds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Upper Level Winds
  • names:, Upper Level Winds
  • long_name: V Meridional Windspeed
  • names: V Meridional Windspeed
  • long_name: Vertical Wind Motion
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Vertical Wind Motion
  • names:, Vertical Wind Motion
  • long_name: Vertical Windspeed
  • names: Vertical Windspeed
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

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