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Dataset

 

Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory: Meteorological Davis weather station measurements.

Update Frequency: As Needed
Status: Superseded
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Removed
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Download Stats: last 12 months

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Abstract

Data from observations made at the Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVAO) which exists to advance understanding of climatically significant interactions between the atmosphere and ocean and to provide a regional focal point and long-term data.

The observatory is based on Calhau Island of São Vicente, Cape Verde at 16.848N, 24.871W, in the tropical Eastern North Atlantic Ocean, a region which is data poor but plays a key role in atmosphere-ocean interactions of climate-related and biogeochemical parameters including greenhouse gases. It is an open-ocean site that is representative of a region likely to be sensitive to future climate change, and is minimally influenced by local effects and intermittent continental pollution.

The dataset contains meteorological measurements (wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, rainfall) made at 30 meter height.

Citable as:  Read, K.A. (2010): Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory: Meteorological Davis weather station measurements.. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/a457d9715f3c4bc295ef975932e491d9
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Cape Verde, Meteorology

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
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Access rules:
These data have been removed (see lineage statement for details).
Data lineage:

Data collected at Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory before being transmitted back to UK where NCAS staff prepare data for archiving at BADC.

2022-05-20 These data were removed for the following reason: Renamed

Data Quality:
Data from Cape Verde observatory are for research
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames formatted up to 2019 then netcdf

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • units: degC
  • names: Air Temperature
  • units: hPa
  • names: Atmospheric Pressure
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Data Quality Flag
  • var_id: qc_flag4
  • names: Data Quality Flag
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Day
  • var_id: day
  • names: Day
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Day of Year
  • var_id: day_of_year
  • names: Day of Year
  • units: degC
  • names: Error Flag (Air Temperature )
  • units: hPa
  • names: Error Flag (Atmospheric Pressure )
  • units: mm
  • names: Error Flag (Rainfall )
  • units: %
  • names: Error Flag (Relative Humidity )
  • units: deg
  • names: Error Flag (Wind Direction )
  • units: m/s
  • names: Error Flag (Wind Speed )
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Hour
  • var_id: hour
  • names: Hour
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Minute
  • var_id: minute
  • names: Minute
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Month
  • var_id: month
  • names: Month
  • var_id: relative_humidity
  • units: percentage
  • long_name: RH
  • names: RH
  • units: mm
  • names: Rainfall
  • units: %
  • names: Relative Humidity
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Second
  • var_id: second
  • names: Second
  • long_name: Solar Radiation
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0812
  • gcmd_keyword: Solar Radiation
  • names: Solar Radiation, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0812
  • units: K
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • long_name: Temperature
  • names: Temperature
  • units: degree
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Wind Speed
  • names: Wind Speed
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Year
  • var_id: year
  • names: Year

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude
  • names: latitude, Latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude
  • names: longitude, Longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2011-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
16.8480°
 
-24.8710°
 
-24.8710°
 
16.8480°