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Dataset

 
Update Frequency: Monthly
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-07-26
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The UK mean wind data describes the mean wind speed and direction, and the direction, speed and time of the maximum gust, all during 1 or more hours, ending at the stated time and date. The data is collected by observation stations across the UK and transmitted within the following message types: SYNOP, HCM, AWSHRLY, DLY3208, HWNDAUTO and HWND6910. The data spans from 1949 to present.

Citable as:  Met Office (2006): MIDAS: UK Mean Wind Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/a1f65a362c26c9fa667d98c431a1ad38
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, MIDAS, UK, meteorology, wind speed, wind direction, gust

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_f26bc4ac-d72a-11e1-b5aa-00163e251233
Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/ukmo_agreement.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collated by the Met Office and archived in the Met Office's MIDAS database. Data are extracted from a sub-set of available tables and delivered to BADC approximately on a monthly basis as flat files.

Data Quality:
Data undergo quality checking by the Met Office. State of the data in the quality control process and level of data quality are indicated using version numbers and quality control flagging with the data. See documentation about how to use the quality control flagging and version numbers. There are also some known data from commissioning trials in the data, which are given a src_id of 99999. These should be ignored by the user.
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted
  • long_name: Atmospheric Winds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P131/4/GTER0027
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Winds
  • names: Atmospheric Winds, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P131/4/GTER0027
  • units: s
  • long_name: Clock time of maximum gust HHMM
  • names: Clock time of maximum gust HHMM
  • units: s
  • long_name: Date at end of observation period
  • names: Date at end of observation period
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Descriptor: Direction of maximum wind gust
  • names: Descriptor: Direction of maximum wind gust
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Descriptor: Mean wind direction
  • names: Descriptor: Mean wind direction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Descriptor: Mean wind speed
  • names: Descriptor: Mean wind speed
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Descriptor: Speed of maximum wind gust
  • names: Descriptor: Speed of maximum wind gust
  • long_name: Direction of maximum wind gust
  • units: deg true
  • names: Direction of maximum wind gust
  • units: minutes
  • long_name: Elapsed time to storage in MIDAS
  • names: Elapsed time to storage in MIDAS
  • long_name: Mean wind direciton
  • units: deg true
  • names: Mean wind direciton
  • units: knots
  • long_name: Mean wind speed
  • names: Mean wind speed
  • units: s
  • long_name: Met Office receipt stamp time
  • names: Met Office receipt stamp time
  • units: hours
  • long_name: Observation hour count
  • names: Observation hour count
  • units: 1
  • long_name: QC code: Clock time of maximum gust HHMM
  • names: QC code: Clock time of maximum gust HHMM
  • units: 1
  • long_name: QC code: Direction of maximum wind gust
  • names: QC code: Direction of maximum wind gust
  • units: 1
  • long_name: QC code: Mean wind direction
  • names: QC code: Mean wind direction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: QC code: Mean wind speed
  • names: QC code: Mean wind speed
  • units: 1
  • long_name: QC code: Speed of maximum wind gust
  • names: QC code: Speed of maximum wind gust
  • units: knots
  • long_name: Speed of maximum wind gust
  • names: Speed of maximum wind gust
  • long_name: Surface Winds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853
  • gcmd_keyword: Surface Winds
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853, Surface Winds
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: identifier type
  • names: identifier type
  • units: 1
  • long_name: message type
  • names: message type
  • units: 1
  • long_name: midas qc version number
  • names: midas qc version number
  • units: 1
  • long_name: state indicator for the record
  • names: state indicator for the record
  • units: 1
  • long_name: station identifier
  • names: station identifier
  • units: 1
  • long_name: unique source identifier or station site number
  • names: unique source identifier or station site number

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1949-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
60.8562°
 
-8.5636°
 
1.7400°
 
49.9140°
 
Related parties
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