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Dataset

 

NAMBLEX: Vertical Wind Profile Data from UFAM's 1290mhz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler Radar Deployed at the Mace Head Research Facility, Ireland

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2002-02-24
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1290mhz mobile wind profiler - now referred to as the University of Manchester mobile wind profiler - was operated at the Mace Head Research Facility in County Galway, Ireland, as part of the North Atlantic Marine Boundary Layer EXperiment (NAMBLEX) field campaign in August 2002. During this period the mobile wind profiler obtained vertical profiles of the horizontal and vertical wind components. For each signal beam profiles of the signal to noise (SNR) ratio and spectral widths were also taken.

Citable as:  Norton, E.G. (2002): NAMBLEX: Vertical Wind Profile Data from UFAM's 1290mhz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler Radar Deployed at the Mace Head Research Facility, Ireland. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/964614ac2120d3743a0cebaa292181b8
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UFAM, NCAS, AMF, NAMBLEX, Boundary Layer, Radar, Wind Profile

Details

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Data lineage:

Data were obtained by the Universities Facility for Atmospheric Measurements (UFAM) instruments in July-September 2002. Data provided as is by the NAMBLEX campaign participants to the BADC for archiving. A later reprocessing of the data was also provided by the instrument scientist in 2014 for archiving at the BADC.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames and netCDF formatted with plot files in PNG.

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • names: Air Temperature
  • long_name: Turbulence
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G251
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Turbulence
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G251, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Turbulence
  • units: m
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • long_name: altitude above the ground
  • names: altitude, altitude above the ground
  • var_id: altitude_site
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: validation_1
  • names: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • var_id: validation_2
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: validation_3
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • long_name: direction the wind is from
  • names: wind_from_direction, direction the wind is from
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • long_name: eastward wind component
  • names: eastward_wind, eastward wind component
  • var_id: magnetic_declination
  • units: dB
  • long_name: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_minimum
  • names: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • long_name: northward wind component
  • names: northward_wind, northward wind component
  • units: 1
  • long_name: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • var_id: validation
  • names: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • var_id: longitude
  • units: 0
  • long_name: program version number of the degreane software used to process the data
  • standard_name: program_version
  • names: program_version, program version number of the degreane software used to process the data
  • var_id: program_version_no
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_1
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_2
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_3
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • long_name: vertial wind component
  • var_id: upward_air_velocity
  • names: upward_air_velocity, vertial wind component
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_1
  • names: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_2
  • names: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_3
  • names: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • long_name: wind speed
  • names: wind_speed, wind speed

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Time offset from base time
  • names: time, Time offset from base time
  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: instrument latitude
  • names: latitude, instrument latitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2002-08-01T15:01:00
End time:
2002-08-31T06:01:00
Geographic Extent

 
53.3261°
 
-9.9039°
 
-9.8994°
 
53.3258°