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Druima a'Starraig C-band rain radar single polar products

Update Frequency: Continual
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2012-12-04
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 1.94K Files | 348GB


Single-polar products from the Met Office's Druim a'Starraig C-band rain radar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Data include reflectivity (from April 2012), CPA (from October 2011) and CPAPR (from September 2012). Dual-polar products from this site are available from 2018. The radar is a C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar and data are received by the Nimrod system at 5 minute intervals.

Citable as:  Met Office (2012): Druima a'Starraig C-band rain radar single polar products. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, NIMROD, rain radar


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Data lineage:

Data are acquired from rain radar network in the UK and Europe by the Met Office's NIMROD system. Composite products (images and data) and single site data are then sent to the BADC by the Met Office's DART operational dissemination system. Raw polar data from single sites are sent through from the RADARNET team at the Met Office. On arrival at the BADC the data are ingested after a one day quarantine.

Data Quality:
Data are from the Met Office's operational NIMROD system
File Format:
NIMROD product data are in the non-standard NIMROD binary format. Refer to linked documentation for further details.

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Met Office C-band radar Deployed on: Drium a'Starraig
NIMROD system Deployed on: Drium a'Starraig
Output Description


  • long_name: Precipitation Rate
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Precipitation Rate
  • names: Precipitation Rate,

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