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Dataset

 

Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) South Wonston to Sparsholt 5 km 54 GHz Radio Link Data

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

Abstract

The Sparsholt College-South Wonston water station radio links data describe signal levels of several links at a frequency of 54 Ghz, which covered a path of 5km from the South Wonston water tower near the A34 to Sparsholt College. The data were collected between October 2002 and April 2005. The radio link between Sparsholt college and the Wonston water tower is used to investigate the effects of rain and sleet on radio signals.

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) South Wonston to Sparsholt 5 km 54 GHz Radio Link Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/5ed9f42631e0ba06e0fd6b8f7ebfa8f1
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CFARR, Chilbolton, radio link, 54 GHz

Details

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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
  • long_name: Axis of antennae sensitivity
  • var_id: polarisation_receive
  • names: Axis of antennae sensitivity
  • long_name: British National Grid Refence of receiver
  • var_id: ngr_receiver
  • names: British National Grid Refence of receiver
  • long_name: British National Grid Refence of transmitter
  • var_id: ngr_transmitter
  • names: British National Grid Refence of transmitter
  • units: GHz
  • long_name: Carrier wave frequency
  • var_id: frequency
  • names: Carrier wave frequency
  • units: m
  • long_name: Height of receiver above mean sea level (Ordinance Survey Great Britian)
  • var_id: receiver_altitude_amsl
  • names: Height of receiver above mean sea level (Ordinance Survey Great Britian)
  • units: m
  • long_name: Height of transmiter above mean sea level (Ordinance Survey Great Britian)
  • var_id: transmitter_altitude_amsl
  • names: Height of transmiter above mean sea level (Ordinance Survey Great Britian)
  • var_id: latitude_receiver
  • units: degrees_north
  • long_name: Latitude coordinate of the reciever
  • names: Latitude coordinate of the reciever
  • long_name: Latitude coordinate of the transmitter
  • var_id: latitude_transmitter
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: Latitude coordinate of the transmitter
  • long_name: Link length in kilometers
  • var_id: link_length
  • units: km
  • names: Link length in kilometers
  • units: degrees_east
  • long_name: Longitude coordinate of the receiver
  • var_id: longitude_receiver
  • names: Longitude coordinate of the receiver
  • var_id: longitude_transmitter
  • units: degrees_east
  • long_name: Longitude coordinate of the transmitter
  • names: Longitude coordinate of the transmitter
  • long_name: Name by which link is known
  • var_id: link_id
  • names: Name by which link is known
  • long_name: National Grid Refence of receiver
  • var_id: ngr_receiver
  • names: National Grid Refence of receiver
  • long_name: National Grid Refence of transmitter
  • var_id: ngr_transmitter
  • names: National Grid Refence of transmitter
  • long_name: Polarisation of transmitted radiation
  • var_id: polarisation_transmit
  • names: Polarisation of transmitted radiation
  • long_name: Range Of The First Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • names: Range Of The First Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • long_name: Receive power level after removal of clear-air and rain scatter
  • var_id: reference_receive_power
  • units: dB
  • names: Receive power level after removal of clear-air and rain scatter
  • var_id: receive_power
  • units: dB
  • long_name: Receive power relative to transmit power in dB
  • names: Receive power relative to transmit power in dB
  • units: m
  • long_name: Receiver altitude above mean sea level
  • var_id: receiver_altitude_amsl
  • names: Receiver altitude above mean sea level
  • long_name: Time at end of integration period
  • var_id: time
  • names: Time at end of integration period
  • units: m
  • var_id: transmitter_altitude_amsl
  • long_name: Transmitter altitude above mean sea level
  • names: Transmitter altitude above mean sea level

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2002-09-30T23:00:00
End time:
2005-03-30T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
51.1450°
 
-1.4270°
 
-1.4270°
 
51.1450°