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CAP: Vertical wind profile data from the Facility for Ground-based Atmospheric Measurements' (FGAM) 1290 MHz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler located at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2009-11-29
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The Coastal Air Pollution (CAP) field campaigns in 2009 and 2010 (CAP-2009 and CAP-2010 respectively) sought to investigate the impact of local meteorology on coastal air quality and the structure and evolution of the coastal boundary layer.

This dataset contains vertical profiles of horizontal and vertical wind components as well as signal-to-noise (SNR) and spectal width measurements which were collected at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory, Norfolk, between September 2009 and April 2010. These data were collected by the Facility for Ground-based Atmospheric Measurements' (FGAM) 1290 MHz Mobile Wind Profiler, owned and operated by the University of Manchester and formerly known as the aber-radar-1290mhz. The data are available at 15 minute intervals as netCDF files to all registered British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) users.

Citable as:  Norton, E.G. (2009): CAP: Vertical wind profile data from the Facility for Ground-based Atmospheric Measurements' (FGAM) 1290 MHz Degreane Mobile Wind Profiler located at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/a78ffa2ffb52f1c31f92b86981dab1f7
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CAP, Wind, meteorology

Details

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http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_1bbeba6a-58e1-11e3-8518-00163e251233
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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:

Data were collected by Emily Norton directly from the mobile wind profiler before checking and processing using the Degreane Horizon software supplied with the mobile wind profiler. The data were then prepared for archiving by Emily Norton using IDL scripts prepared for the task. The data were then delivered to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Flight Research data.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • long_name: Spectral Width
  • names: Spectral Width
  • units: m
  • long_name: altitude above the ground
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • names: altitude, altitude above the ground
  • long_name: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: validation_1
  • units: 1
  • names: data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • var_id: validation_2
  • units: 1
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 2 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (from the side panel)
  • units: 1
  • long_name: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • var_id: validation_3
  • names: data reliability flag of beam 3 (0 = invalid data 1 = valid) (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • long_name: direction the wind is from
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • units: degree
  • var_id: wind_from_direction
  • names: wind_from_direction, direction the wind is from
  • long_name: eastward wind component
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • names: eastward_wind, eastward wind component
  • long_name: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_minimum
  • units: dB
  • names: minimum signal to noise ratio of the three beams
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: northward wind component
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • names: northward_wind, northward wind component
  • units: 1
  • long_name: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • var_id: validation
  • names: overall data reliability flag (0 = invalid data 1 = valid)
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_1
  • units: dB
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 1 (back panel)
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_2
  • units: dB
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 2 (side panel)
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_ratio_of_beam_3
  • units: dB
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • names: signal to noise ratio of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • long_name: vertial wind component
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: upward_air_velocity
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • names: upward_air_velocity, vertial wind component
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_1
  • names: width of beam 1 (from the back panel)
  • units: m
  • long_name: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_2
  • names: width of beam 2 (from the side panel)
  • units: m
  • var_id: spectral_width_of_beam_3
  • long_name: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • names: width of beam 3 (the vertical beam from the central panel)
  • long_name: wind speed
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • names: wind_speed, wind speed

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: Time offset from base time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, Time offset from base time
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • long_name: instrument latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude, instrument latitude
  • long_name: instrument longitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude, instrument longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2009-09-17T23:00:00
End time:
2010-04-11T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
52.9504°
 
1.1219°
 
1.1219°
 
52.9504°