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Polluted Troposphere IONS: Meteorological and Aerosol counter raw measurements from the University of Reading and Weybourne Atmospheric Observatories.

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2006-05-18
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-03-14
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 487 Files | 625MB


Ionisation as a precursor to Aerosol Formation (also known as IONS) was a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Polluted Troposphere Research Programme project (Round 1 - NER/T/S/2002/00150 - Duration 2002 - 2005) and was led by Dr RG Harrison, University of Reading.

This dataset contains raw measurements of solar radiation, ground heat flux, air temperature, wind, dew point and relative humidity and aerosol counter from University of Reading and Weybourne Atmospheric Observatories.

Please refer to the other datasets for the NASA Ames formatted final versions of these datasets.

Citable as:  Harrison, G. (2007): Polluted Troposphere IONS: Meteorological and Aerosol counter raw measurements from the University of Reading and Weybourne Atmospheric Observatories.. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Polluted Troposphere, Ionisation, Chemistry, Meteorology


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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
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 obtained at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory on the Norfolk coast during the TORCH 2 campaign of May/June 2004 and at the University of Reading meteorological field site. Data provided to the BADC as is, by the Polluted Troposphere Programme participants.

Data Quality:
Some information may be available in the data files.
File Format:
Data are ASCII and CSV formatted
  • long_name: Dew Point Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Dew Point Temperature
  • names: Dew Point Temperature,
  • long_name: Gust Speed
  • names: Gust Speed
  • long_name: Heat Flux
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Heat Flux
  • names: Heat Flux,
  • long_name: Net Radiation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Net Radiation
  • names: Net Radiation,
  • long_name: Relative Humidity
  • names: Relative Humidity
  • long_name: Solar Radiation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Solar Radiation
  • names: Solar Radiation,
  • long_name: Temperature
  • names: Temperature
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

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