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COPS: vertical wind profiles from the University of Leeds Sodar no. 1 located at Archern, Germany.

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2008-12-15
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-08-23
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 15 Files | 7MB


The data were collected by a Doppler Sodar, operated by the University of Leeds, at Achern, Germany. The data provided are 15 minute averages of backscatter, horizontal wind and vertical wind.

The dataset contains the following measurements:
Wind speed
Wind direction
Eastward wind
Upward air velocity
Northward wind.

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council; Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research; Blyth, A. (2007): COPS: vertical wind profiles from the University of Leeds Sodar no. 1 located at Archern, Germany.. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: COPS, wind profile


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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) aircraft and the deployment of a number of the UK Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM) mobile instruments in summer 2007.
Data were then prepared by project participants and then submitted to BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
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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. 1 Deployed on: Achern, Germany
Output Description


  • units: dB
  • var_id: backscatter
  • long_name: Backscatter amplitude (dB)
  • standard_name: backscatter
  • units: degrees
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • long_name: D direction (degrees)
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • long_name: F (m/s)
  • units: m
  • standard_name: height
  • var_id: height
  • long_name: Height above surface (m)
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: U (m/s)
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: V (m/s)
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: W (m/s)
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • var_id: upward_air_velocity

Co-ordinate Variables

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