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Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): temperature, humidity and wind profiles from the University of Leeds Sodar 2 at the Alice Holt site, Hampshire

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2005-11-25
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-08-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 118 Files | 19MB


The University of Leeds Sodar 2 dataset contains measurements of the scattering of sound waves by atmospheric turbulence at Alice Holt, Hampshire over the period from the 22nd of June 2005 to the 22nd of August 2005. The dataset contains measurements of wind speed at various heights above the ground, and the thermodynamic structure of the lower layer of the atmosphere.

Citable as:  Brooks, B.J. (2006): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): temperature, humidity and wind profiles from the University of Leeds Sodar 2 at the Alice Holt site, Hampshire. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CSIP, Sodar


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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the instrument scientist during the campaign before preparation and delivery to the Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) participants and then to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

University of Leeds: SODAR no. 2 Deployed on: Alice Holt, UK
Output Description


  • units: dB
  • long_name: Backscatter amplitude(dB)
  • var_id: backscatter
  • names: Backscatter amplitude(dB)
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: H (m/s)
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • names: wind_speed, H (m/s)
  • units: degree
  • long_name: H direction (degrees)
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • names: wind_from_direction, H direction (degrees)
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: U (m/s)
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • names: eastward_wind, U (m/s)
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: V (m/s)
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • names: V (m/s), northward_wind
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: W (m/s)
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • var_id: upward_wind
  • names: W (m/s), upward_air_velocity
  • units: m
  • long_name: Z (m)
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • names: altitude, Z (m)

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
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