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Dataset

 

Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Microwave Radiometer Data

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2003-09-20
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Data were collected by the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Visible Radiometer from 10th of May 2001 to the present at Chilbolton, Hampshire. The dataset contains measurements of Calibrated brightness temperature measured at 21 frequencies (selectable) between 22.0 and 30.0 GHz, water vapour profile, and integrated water vapour (IWV). Data are produced once every approximately 2 minutes.

Citable as:  Science and Technology Facilities Council; Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research; Natural Environment Research Council; Wrench, C.L. (2003): Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Microwave Radiometer Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/5c81db56554e894173ccb95e1ac91887
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CFARR, Chilbolton, radiometer, microwave

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11902987652821466
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Data lineage:

Data are collected by 4 radar systems, of which the largest is the 3 GHz Doppler radar (CAMRa), and 4 lidar systems, at Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire.
Data are prepared by Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) staff prior to submission to BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Data are checked by CFARR staff prior to submission to BADC
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • long_name: 22.2 GHz microwave radiometer
  • var_id: mr22
  • units: K
  • names: 22.2 GHz microwave radiometer
  • long_name: 28.8 GHz microwave radiometer
  • var_id: mr28
  • units: K
  • names: 28.8 GHz microwave radiometer
  • long_name: 37.5 GHz microwave radiometer
  • var_id: mr37
  • units: K
  • names: 37.5 GHz microwave radiometer
  • long_name: Range Of The First Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • names: Range Of The First Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • units: m
  • long_name: height of ground level above mean sea level (Ordnance Survey Great Britain)
  • standard_name: height
  • var_id: height
  • names: height, height of ground level above mean sea level (Ordnance Survey Great Britain)
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: liquid water from the 22 and 28 GHz
  • var_id: lwp_2228
  • names: liquid water from the 22 and 28 GHz
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: liquid water from the 22 and 37 GHz
  • var_id: lwp_2237
  • names: liquid water from the 22 and 37 GHz
  • long_name: water vapour from the 22 and 28 GHz
  • var_id: iwv_2228
  • units: kg m-2
  • names: water vapour from the 22 and 28 GHz
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: water vapour from the 22 and 37 GHz
  • var_id: iwv_2237
  • names: water vapour from the 22 and 37 GHz

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2003-05-14T23:00:00
End time:
2005-08-30T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
51.1450°
 
-1.4270°
 
-1.4270°
 
51.1450°