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ECMWF trajectory model for the UK SOLAS Cape Verde Observatory Measurement Campaign (2006-2009)

Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2010-06-29
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2010-03-30
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 10.22K Files | 101MB


The UK SOLAS Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (16.848N, 24.871W) exists to advance understanding of climatically significant interactions between the atmosphere and ocean and to provide a regional focal point and long-term data context for SOLAS field campaigns. The observatory is based on Calhau Island of São Vicente, Cape Verde in the tropical Eastern North Atlantic Ocean, a region which is data poor but plays a key role in atmosphere-ocean interactions of climate-related and biogeochemical parameters including greenhouse gases. It is an open-ocean site that is representative of a region likely to be sensitive to future climate change, and is minimally influenced by local effects and intermittent continental pollution. Measurements began at the site in October 2006 and are continuing to this day. Note that only observations for the period 2006-2009 were used in the context of the SOLAS project.

Citable as:  Berrisford, P. (2010): ECMWF trajectory model for the UK SOLAS Cape Verde Observatory Measurement Campaign (2006-2009). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ECMWF, SOLAS, Cape Verde


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Trajectories generated at the Reading University based on ECMWF data. Data passed on to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Data were generated by the BADC trajectory service from the ECMWF data held at the BADC
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Data are NASA Ames formatted

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This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Computation Element: 1

Title ECMWF trajectory model deployed on ECMWF Computer
Abstract This computation involved: ECMWF trajectory model deployed on ECMWF Computer.
Input Description None
Output Description None
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  • units: Pascals
  • long_name: Pressure At Ground Under Trajectory
  • names: Pressure At Ground Under Trajectory
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • units: degress north
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • units: degrees east
  • units: K
  • var_id: theta
  • long_name: potential temperature
  • units: Pascals
  • var_id: lev
  • long_name: pressure
  • units: K
  • var_id: temp
  • long_name: temperature
  • long_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • units: seconds

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