5 km resolution rain rate data from Met Office's Wardon Hill C-band rain radar, Dorset, England as part of the NIMROD, very short range forecasting system used by the Met Office. 5 km rain rate data are available from 2006 until present. Radar images from the C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar are received by the Nimrod system 5 minute intervals respectively.
Please note that this radar is operated for research purposes only and thus subject to changes in operation and data are subject to interruptions.
Data from the Cobbacombe Cross, Dean Hill or Jersey radars provide coverage for the same area covered by the Wardon Hill radar.
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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 are from the Met Office's operational NIMROD system
NIMROD product data are in the non-standard NIMROD binary format. Refer to linked documentation for further details.
|Met Office C-band radar||Deployed on: Wardon Hill Radar Station, UK|
|NIMROD system||Deployed on: Wardon Hill Radar Station, UK|
- long_name: Precipitation Rate
- gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0658
- gcmd_keyword: Precipitation Rate
- names: Precipitation Rate, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0658