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

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Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
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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.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CSIP, UFAM, AMF


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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
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Data are NASA Ames formatted.

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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

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