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Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): Vertical wind profile data from the Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement's (UFAM) 1290mhz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler from Ashmansworth, Hampshire, UK

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-02-06
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This dataset is continued by: Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) field campaign, 2005: Vertical wind profile data from the Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement's (UFAM) 1290mhz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler from Linkenholt, Hampshire, UK
Abstract

The University of Wales, Aberystwyth 1290 MHz mobile wind profiler, deployed as part of a suite of instrument from NCAS's Universities Facility for Atmospheric Measurements (UFAM), was sited at Ashmansworth for the duration of the Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP)'s pilot field campaign. The instrument was operated throughout the campaign, producing vertical profiles of wind speed and direction (horizontal and vertical components), signal to noise ratio and spectral width measurements 6th to 22nd July 2004 . This instrument is now referred to as the University of Manchester mobile wind profiler (man-radar-1290mhz).

Citable as:  Norton, E.G. (2006): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): Vertical wind profile data from the Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement's (UFAM) 1290mhz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler from Ashmansworth, Hampshire, UK. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/80b73e32ea38dd42f08b21a46f763083
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UFAM, NCAS, AMF, radar, wind profiler, boundary layer wind profiler, turbulence, thermals, boundary layer structure, radar wind profiler, Doppler radar, UHF radar, 'Clear' air radar, morning transition, convective boundary layer, mixed layer, entrainment zone, transitional boundary layer, nocturnal boundary layer, lower level jet, nocturnal jet, weather fronts, sting jets

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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM) mobile wind profiler instrument, prepared by the instrument scientist and delivered to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted, whilst plots are in PNG format

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • long_name: Spectral Width
  • names: Spectral Width
  • units: m
  • long_name: altitude above the ground
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • names: altitude, altitude above the ground
  • var_id: altitude_site
  • long_name: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: validation_1
  • units: 1
  • names: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • var_id: validation_2
  • units: 1
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: validation_3
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • long_name: direction the wind is from
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • units: degree
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • names: wind_from_direction, direction the wind is from
  • long_name: eastward wind component
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • names: eastward_wind, eastward wind component
  • var_id: magnetic_declination
  • long_name: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_minimum
  • units: dB
  • names: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: northward wind component
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • names: northward_wind, northward wind component
  • units: 1
  • long_name: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • var_id: validation
  • names: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • units: 0
  • long_name: program version number of the degreane software used to process the data
  • standard_name: program_version
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: program_version, program version number of the degreane software used to process the data
  • var_id: program_version_no
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_1
  • units: dB
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_2
  • units: dB
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_3
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • long_name: vertial wind component
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: upward_air_velocity
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • names: upward_air_velocity, vertial wind component
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_1
  • names: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_2
  • names: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • units: m
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_3
  • long_name: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • names: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • long_name: wind speed
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • names: wind_speed, wind speed

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: Time offset from base time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, Time offset from base time
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • long_name: instrument latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude, instrument latitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2004-07-03T23:00:00
End time:
2004-07-21T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
51.3180°
 
-1.4760°
 
-1.4760°
 
51.3180°