A Vaisala Radian LAP3000 1290 MHz wind profiler has been permanently located at the Met Office's site at the Wattisham airfield near Ipswich, Suffolk, and has been operational since February 1999. This was one of two such profilers deployed in the UK at that time as part of the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network." Operating at 1290 Mhz, Dunkeswell, like the other sites, is configured to operate in two modes. The low mode provides high resolution wind information from 239m to 2060 m with a heigh resolution of 102m; while the high mode, with 205 m resolution can sound from 347 m up to 8239 m depending on appropriate atmospheric conditions. The site is located at 52.70 N, 0.058 E and a height of 87 m above mean sea-level and has a WMO id of 03591. It had a beam angle of 15.5 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes.
This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the Vaisala Radian LAP3000 1290MHz wind profiler located at Wattisham.
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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 are from the Met Office's operational upper air network
Data are ASCII formatted
|BADC Doc: Wind Profiler file format|
|Wattisham: Met Office Windprofiler 1290MHz 2||Deployed on: RAF Wattisham meteorogical station|
- long_name: Upper Level Winds
- gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0909
- gcmd_keyword: Upper Level Winds
- names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0909, Upper Level Winds
- long_name: Wind Direction
- names: Wind Direction
- long_name: Windspeed
- names: Windspeed