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Chenies C-band rain radar 2 km rainfall rate data

Update Frequency: Continual
Latest Data Update: 2018-01-01
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2011-02-21
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 4.34K Files | 3GB


2 km resolution data from the NIMROD system data describe rain-rate observations taken at Chenies, Herfordshire, England, by NIMROD, which is a very short range forecasting system used by the Met Office. 1 km rain rate data are available from 2004 until present. Radar images from the C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar are received by the Nimrod system 5 minute intervals respectively.

Citable as:  Met Office (2011): Chenies C-band rain radar 2 km rainfall rate data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, NIMROD, rain radar


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Data lineage:

Data are acquired from rain radar network in the UK and Europe by the Met Office's NIMROD system. Composite products (images and data) and single site data are then sent to the BADC by the Met Office's DART operational dissemination system. Raw polar data from single sites are sent through from the RADARNET team at the Met Office. On arrival at the BADC the data are ingested after a one day quarantine.

Data Quality:
Data are from the Met Office's operational NIMROD system
File Format:
NIMROD product data are in the non-standard NIMROD binary format. Refer to linked documentation for further details.

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Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Met Office C-band radar Deployed on: Chenies Radar Station, UK
Output Description


  • long_name: Precipitation Rate
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Precipitation Rate
  • names: Precipitation Rate,

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