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Dataset

 

FRANC: Wardon Hill C-band rain radar helical scan products

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2020-12-18
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Helical scans from the Met Office's Wardon Hill C-band rain radar, Dorset, England produced in support of the NERC funded "Forecasting Rainfall exploiting new data Assimilation techniques and Novel observations of Convection" (FRANC) project. These data are opportunistic observations made by the radar as it transitioned between horizontal and vertically pointing scans and vice versa obtained during the period of the FRANC project.

The radar is a C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar and data are received by the Nimrod system at 5 minute intervals.

Citable as:  Met Office (2020): FRANC: Wardon Hill C-band rain radar helical scan products. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/80791eb6d92542cea867727f3c44d49a
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, NIMROD, rain radar

Details

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Access rules:
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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/ukmo_agreement.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data are acquired from Met Office's NIMROD system and supplied initially to the Forecasting Rainfall exploiting new data Assimilation techniques and Novel observations of Convection" (FRANC) project space before eventual ingestion into the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) archive for long-term archival.

Data Quality:
Data are from the Met Office's operational NIMROD system
File Format:
Data are in NIMROD binary format.

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Met Office C-band radar Deployed on: Wardon Hill Radar Station, UK
Output Description None

No variables found.

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2013-11-22T00:00:00
End time:
2018-01-16T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
52.9400°
 
-4.3300°
 
-0.3300°
 
48.9400°
 
Related parties
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