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large steerable radar dish at Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire

Cloud and Water Vapour Experiment (CWAVE) radar, lidar, satellite and model data for the Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire, UK

Status: Not defined
Publication State: published

Abstract

CWAVE was a measurement campaign at the CCLRC-Chilbolton Observatory; it supported activities associated with two EC FP5 projects, CLOUDMAP2 and CLOUDNET. A wide range of satellite and ground based instruments measured a variety of atmospheric properties ranging from cloud parameters to water vapour. In addition the measurements coincided with the results from a reduced resolution Unified Model (UM) run by the Met Office. Access to such a data set allowed unprecedented comparisons between observed and modelled data. The core observing period was 16th June to 11th July 2003.

The Aims of CWAVE were:

-Validation and inter-comparison of cloud and water vapour measurements from satellite, with remotely sensed ground based measurements of cloud parameters and water vapour.
-Comparison of measured cloud parameters and water vapour, with results from high resolution Unified Model (UM) run by the Met Office.

Citable as:Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils; Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research; Wrench, C.L.; Poulsen, C.A. (2003): Cloud and Water Vapour Experiment (CWAVE) radar, lidar, satellite and model data for the Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire, UK. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/a67433b396a6320311836086760e43e5
Abbreviation: cwave
Keywords: CWAVE, radar, lidar, satellite, model

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2003-06-01T00:00:00
End time:
2003-07-31T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°