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Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory: Sonic Anemometer measurements

Latest Data Update: 2011-12-12
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 35 Files | 5MB


Observations of Wind Velocity, Wind Direction, Temperature, Heat Flux and Momentum Flux measured by the sonic anemometer instrument at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO). WAO, situated on the north Norfolk coast, is part of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and is a world class facility for fundemental research, background atmospheric monitoring and teaching purposes. WAO operates a range of instruments in its measurement programme - the data from which is archived at the BADC.

Citable as:  Bandy, B. (2009): Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory: Sonic Anemometer measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory, WAO, Sonic, AMF


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Data lineage:

Data is collected at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO), which operates a range of instruments in its measurement programme. After collection, data is processed and formatted by the station manager, then uploaded as is to BADC

Data Quality:
Data quality has been logged separately contact the WAO manager for details. Future revision of the data should contain quality flags
File Format:
Data are csv formatted.

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

UEA: Sonic anemometer Deployed on: Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory
Output Description


  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Air Temperature
  • names: Air Temperature,
  • long_name: Heat Flux
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Heat Flux
  • names: Heat Flux,
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

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