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Dataset

 

High resolution meteorological data from a network of five stations in Kampala, Uganda

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2018-12-04
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Abstract

A high density weather observation data set from the Kampala area in Uganda has been produced through the collaboration of the projects: Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa (HyCRISTAL); and Networks of Hydrometeorological Stations. The network is one of a series of hydromet networks in urban centres in sub-Saharan Africa that were installed under the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) programme, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA).

This data set consists of fifteen minute data from two automatic weather stations (AWS) and three rain gauges located within a 20 km2 area of Kampala, Uganda, measured over the period 17 Nov 2017 to 30 Jun 2019.

The parameters measured at the Automatic Weather Stations (AWSs) are: barometric pressure (hPa); global radiation (W/m2); precipitation (mm); relative humidity (%RH); temperature (°C); wind direction (°); wind speed (km/h); maximum wind speed (km/h).

The purpose of the network is to provide data to aid the modelling of flooding in Kampala and also to provide additional baseline meteorological monitoring in Kampala.
The datasets are complete for the full period of monitoring apart from the following:
- Lugoba Reservoir, 19:30 2 May 2018 to 07:45 3 May 2018
- Freka Enterprises, Tula Road, 19:15 2 May 2018 to 08:15 3 May 2018

The contract for the installation of the Kampala stations was carried out by OTT Hydromet. They were installed with the assistance of the Uganda National Meteorological Authority, the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment and the Ugandan National Water and Sewerage Company.

Citable as:  Macdonald, D.M.J.; Miller, J.D.; Winterbourn, J.B.; Warnaars, T.A.; Mwebembezi, L.; Arwat, P.; Tanywa, S. (2018): High resolution meteorological data from a network of five stations in Kampala, Uganda. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. doi:10.5285/a2a8100c46794985b410ea436f24812a. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/a2a8100c46794985b410ea436f24812a
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Automatic Weather Station, Kampala, Uganda, barometric pressure, global radiation, precipitation, relative humidity, temperature, wind direction, wind speed, max wind speed

Details

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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

The network is one of a series of hydromet networks in urban centres in sub-Saharan Africa that were installed under the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) programme, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA). The networks were installed under project 'Networks of hydrometeorological stations'(grant number NE/M020428/1), led by the Prof Chris Taylor, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. In addition to the Kampala network, networks were also installed in Dakar, Senegal and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, linked with the FCFA-funded project AMMA2050. The data were provided by David Macdonald of the British Geological Survey to CEDA for publication.

Data Quality:
See dataset associated documentation.
File Format:
The file have been supplied in BADC CSV format, The first set dat files nambea have the form Instrument_Location_20171117.csv for example AWS_Naguru_20171117.csv (these files cover the period 17/11/2018 - 30/06/2018). Subsequent data files take the form Instrument_Location_DateFrom_DateTo.csv e.g. raingauge_Kanyanya_20180107_20193006.csv (which covers date range 01/07/2018 - 30/06/2019)

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • long_name: Barometric Pressure
  • names: Barometric Pressure
  • long_name: Global Radiation
  • names: Global Radiation
  • long_name: Precipitation
  • names: Precipitation
  • long_name: Relative Humidity
  • names: Relative Humidity
  • long_name: Temperature
  • names: Temperature
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Wind Speed
  • names: Wind Speed
  • long_name: Wind Speed (Max)
  • names: Wind Speed (Max)
  • long_name: date_time
  • names: date_time
  • long_name: precipitation
  • names: precipitation

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2017-11-17T00:00:00
End time:
2018-06-29T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
0.3800°
 
32.5300°
 
32.6900°
 
0.3400°