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Dataset

 

Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) Project: University of Leeds radiosonde data from Bath, Chilbolton and Preston Farm sites.

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) aimed to further the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the initiation of precipitating convection in the maritime environment of southern England; i.e. to understand why convective clouds form and develop into precipitating clouds in a particular location. The project was centred on the 3 GHz (CAMRa) and 1275 clear-air (ACROBAT) radars at Chilbolton and used a number of the new UK Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM) mobile instruments. This dataset includes measurements of wind speeds and wind directions and aerosol concentrations.

Citable as:  Brooks, B.J. (2008): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) Project: University of Leeds radiosonde data from Bath, Chilbolton and Preston Farm sites.. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/90d1a5dc28950e26b33e2168557090bc
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CSIP, UFAM, AMF

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_12175907620625978
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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the collected by the instrument scientist 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 NASA Ames formatted.

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • units: hPa
  • names: air_pressure
  • units: K
  • names: air_temperature
  • units: m
  • names: altitude
  • units: K
  • names: dew_point_temperature
  • units: m s-1
  • names: eastward_wind
  • units: g/kg
  • names: humidity_mixing_ratio
  • units: degree_north
  • names: latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • names: longitude
  • units: m s-1
  • names: northward_wind
  • units: percent
  • names: relative_humidity
  • units: 4096 * ln P
  • names: scaled logarithmic pressure
  • units: degree
  • names: sonde_azimuth
  • units: m
  • names: sonde_distance
  • units: degree
  • names: wind_from_direction
  • units: m s-1
  • names: wind_speed

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2005-06-23T23:00:00
End time:
2005-06-23T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
51.4000°
 
-2.4000°
 
-0.7000°
 
50.8600°