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Dataset

 

European Synoptic Network station data collated by the Met Office (1990-1996)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Obsolete
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-23
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The Met Office European synoptic stations reported hourly surface data from 141 European stations for the period 1990-1996. The dataset includes parameters such as temperature, wind, rainfall, cloud cover, past and present weather, and visibility. Note - this has been superseded by the MIDAS Land Surface Station Dataset.

Citable as:  Met Office (2007): European Synoptic Network station data collated by the Met Office (1990-1996). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/a7a9bdfd26c101e4bdcfde1c8d158272
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, meteorology, Europe, SYNOP

Details

Previous Info:

2008-07-10 PLEASE NOTE: This dataset has been superseded by the Show More 2008-07-10 PLEASE NOTE: This dataset has been superseded by the Met Office MIDAS dataset at the BADC Show Less

Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11695123123312793
Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/ukmo_agreement.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collated by the Met Office from messages transmitted by collecting stations for the period 1990-1996, and then delivered to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Data are from operational network of meteorological stations around Europe conforming to WMO standards. However, data have not been further quality checked.
File Format:
The data held at the BADC, are stored in a simple ASCII format (plain text and "human" readable). See linked documentation for information on the the European data file format.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Deployed on: European Synoptic Network
Output Description None
  • long_name: 10 Minute Mean Wind Direction
  • names: 10 Minute Mean Wind Direction
  • long_name: 10 Minute Mean Wind Speed
  • names: 10 Minute Mean Wind Speed
  • long_name: 12 Hours Rainfall Amount
  • names: 12 Hours Rainfall Amount
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • names: Air Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • long_name: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • gcmd_name: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0067
  • names: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0067
  • long_name: Base Of Lowest Cloud
  • names: Base Of Lowest Cloud
  • long_name: Cloud Amount
  • names: Cloud Amount
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0143
  • long_name: Cloud Height
  • gcmd_name: Cloud Height
  • names: Cloud Height, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0143
  • long_name: Cloud Types
  • gcmd_name: Cloud Types
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0151
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0151, Cloud Types
  • gcmd_name: Dew Point Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0210
  • long_name: Dew Point Temperature
  • names: Dew Point Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0210
  • long_name: Dry Bulb Temperature
  • names: Dry Bulb Temperature
  • long_name: Frequency
  • names: Frequency
  • long_name: Gust Speed
  • names: Gust Speed
  • long_name: High Cloud Type
  • names: High Cloud Type
  • long_name: Horizontal Visibility
  • names: Horizontal Visibility
  • long_name: Humidity
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G239
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G239, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • long_name: Low Cloud Amount
  • names: Low Cloud Amount
  • long_name: Low Cloud Type
  • names: Low Cloud Type
  • long_name: Max Dry Bulb Temperature
  • names: Max Dry Bulb Temperature
  • long_name: Maximum
  • names: Maximum
  • long_name: Mean Sea Level Pressure
  • names: Mean Sea Level Pressure
  • long_name: Medium Cloud Type
  • names: Medium Cloud Type
  • long_name: Min Dry Bulb Temperature
  • names: Min Dry Bulb Temperature
  • long_name: Minimum Temperature
  • names: Minimum Temperature
  • long_name: Pressure Change Over Last 3 Hours
  • names: Pressure Change Over Last 3 Hours
  • long_name: Pressure Characteristics Over Last 3 Hours
  • names: Pressure Characteristics Over Last 3 Hours
  • long_name: Pressure Tendency
  • gcmd_name: Pressure Tendency
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0661
  • names: Pressure Tendency, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0661
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • long_name: Rain
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G288
  • long_name: Relative Humidity
  • names: Relative Humidity
  • long_name: Sea Level Pressure
  • gcmd_name: Sea Level Pressure
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0722
  • names: Sea Level Pressure, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0722
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G290
  • long_name: Snow
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G290, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
  • long_name: Snow Depth
  • gcmd_name: Snow Depth
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0768
  • names: Snow Depth, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0768
  • long_name: Station Level Pressure
  • names: Station Level Pressure
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853
  • long_name: Surface Winds
  • gcmd_name: Surface Winds
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853, Surface Winds
  • long_name: Total Cloud Cover
  • names: Total Cloud Cover
  • long_name: Vapour Pressure
  • names: Vapour Pressure
  • long_name: Visibility
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G121
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G121
  • long_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0943
  • names: Water Vapor, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0943
  • long_name: Wet Bulb Temperature
  • names: Wet Bulb Temperature

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1990-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
1996-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
76.7700°
 
-25.0000°
 
49.6300°
 
32.0000°
 
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