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Dataset

 

EUMETNET E-PROFILE: ceilometer cloud base height and aerosol profile data from MeteoSwiss's Vaisala CL31 instrument deployed at Interlaken, Switzerland

Update Frequency: Daily
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2021-06-22
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Daily concatenated files of ceilometer cloud base height and aerosol profile data from MeteoSwiss's Vaisala CL31 deployed at Interlaken, Switzerland.

These data were produced by the EUMETNET's E-PROFILE processing hub as part of the ceilometer and lidar network operated as part of the by EUMETNET members. This network covers most of Europe with additional sites worldwide.

The site has a corresponding WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) id: 0-20000-0-06734.
See online documentation for link to station details in the Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review (OSCAR) Tool.

EUMETNET is a grouping of 31 European National Meteorological Services that provides a framework to organise co-operative programmes between its Members in the various fields of basic meteorological activities. One such programme is the EUMETNET Profiling Programme: E-PROFILE. See EUMETNET page linked from this record for further details of EUMETNET's activities.

Citable as:  MeteoSwiss; EUMETNET (2021): EUMETNET E-PROFILE: ceilometer cloud base height and aerosol profile data from MeteoSwiss's Vaisala CL31 instrument deployed at Interlaken, Switzerland. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/7296f5bcba6543bdade0decd6ee474d2
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: E-PROFILE, ceilometer measurements

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
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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: https://artefacts.ceda.ac.uk/licences/cuncgl. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were collected by instrument and transmitted to the central E-PROFILE processing hub at the UK's Met Office before preparation and delivery to the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA). CEDA then produces daily concatenated files before ingestion into the CEDA Archive.

Data Quality:
The data are provided as-is with no quality control undertaken by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA). The data suppliers have not indicated if any quality control has been undertaken on these data.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • units: m
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • long_name: Altitude above sea level
  • names: altitude, Altitude above sea level
  • units: m
  • long_name: Altitude of measurement station
  • var_id: station_altitude
  • names: Altitude of measurement station
  • var_id: quality_flag
  • long_name: Attenuated Backscatter Quality flag
  • names: Attenuated Backscatter Quality flag
  • long_name: Attenuated Backscatter at wavelength 0
  • units: 1E-6*1/(m*sr)
  • var_id: attenuated_backscatter_0
  • names: Attenuated Backscatter at wavelength 0
  • units: m
  • long_name: Cloud Base Height above ground level
  • var_id: cloud_base_height
  • names: Cloud Base Height above ground level
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Cloud amount in octa
  • var_id: cloud_amount
  • names: Cloud amount in octa
  • units: degree_north
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude for each measurement
  • names: Latitude for each measurement
  • units: degree_east
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude for each measurement
  • names: Longitude for each measurement
  • var_id: start_time
  • long_name: Start time (UTC) of the measurements
  • names: Start time (UTC) of the measurements
  • units: 1E-6*1/(m*sr)
  • long_name: Uncertainties for Attenuated Backscatter at wavelength 0
  • var_id: uncertainties_att_backscatter_0
  • names: Uncertainties for Attenuated Backscatter at wavelength 0
  • units: m
  • long_name: Uncertainties for Cloud Base Height
  • var_id: cbh_uncertainties
  • names: Uncertainties for Cloud Base Height
  • long_name: Value of the calibration constant used to calculate the attenuated back scatter at wavelength 0
  • units: m^3*sr*V
  • var_id: calibration_constant_0
  • names: Value of the calibration constant used to calculate the attenuated back scatter at wavelength 0
  • units: m
  • long_name: Vertical Visibility
  • var_id: vertical_visibility
  • names: Vertical Visibility
  • units: nm
  • long_name: Wavelength of Laser for channel 0
  • var_id: l0_wavelength
  • names: Wavelength of Laser for channel 0

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: End time (UTC) of the measurement
  • names: time, End time (UTC) of the measurement
  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude of measurement station
  • var_id: station_latitude
  • names: latitude, Latitude of measurement station
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude of measurement station
  • var_id: station_longitude
  • names: longitude, Longitude of measurement station
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2021-06-02T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
46.6720°
 
7.8700°
 
7.8700°
 
46.6720°