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Met Office: Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915 MHz vertical wind profiler measurements at South Uist, UK (2003 - 2004)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2005-09-21
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2003-11-16
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 548 Files | 120MB


The Met Office deployed a Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915 MHz wind profiler at the Met Office's meteorological station on the South Uist range, Hebredies, from January 2003 to July 2004. This deployment was ahead of the installation of the Met Office's 64 MHz Stratosphere-Troposphere (ST) radar at the same site and provided a period of colocated measurements from the two instruments from May to July 2004. At the time the Met Office's 915 Mhz wind profiler was an integral part of the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network", providing high resolution wind information from just above the surface (around 300m) up to a maximum of 8 km, depending on the atmospheric conditions. The South Uist site is located at 57.353 N, 7.375 W and a height of 4 m above mean sea-level. The site has a WMO id of 03019. The instrument's hight resolution is 60/200 m depending on the operational mode. It has a beam angle of 15.0 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes. This instrument had been previously deployed at the Capel Dewi site near Aberystwyth and was subsequently deployed to its present location on the Isle of Man in 2005.

This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz wind profiler located at South Uist.

Citable as:  Met Office (2003): Met Office: Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915 MHz vertical wind profiler measurements at South Uist, UK (2003 - 2004). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, wind


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Data collected at various sites around the UK by the Met Office as part of the operational upper air network. A copy of the Met Office wind profiler data were then prepared and sent through to the BADC for use by the wider research community.

Data Quality:
Data are from the Met Office's operational upper air network
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted

Process overview

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


  • long_name: Upper Level Winds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Upper Level Winds
  • names:, Upper Level Winds
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

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