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Dataset

 
large steerable radar dish at Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire

Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Drop Counting Raingauge Data, Chilbolton Site

Update Frequency: Continual
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2003-09-20
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Data were collected by Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Raingauges from 1st of May 1995 to the present at Chilbolton, Hampshire.

The dataset contains measurements of rainfall accumulation as measured by RAL Rapid Response Drop Counting rain gauges.

Citable as:  Science and Technology Facilities Council; Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research; Natural Environment Research Council; Wrench, C.L. (2003): Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Drop Counting Raingauge Data, Chilbolton Site. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/bf49f0ad8afe1eff425346777c590146
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CFARR, rainfall, rain gauge

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11902989482821468
Access rules:
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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 are collected by 4 radar systems, of which the largest is the 3 GHz Doppler radar (CAMRa), and 4 lidar systems, at Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire.
Data are prepared by Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) staff prior to submission to BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Data are checked by CFARR staff prior to submission to BADC
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • units: m
  • long_name: height of ground level above mean sea level (Ordnance Survey Great Britain)
  • standard_name: height
  • var_id: height
  • names: height, height of ground level above mean sea level (Ordnance Survey Great Britain)
  • units: count
  • long_name: rainfall drop count (from raingauge on ground)
  • var_id: drop_count_b
  • names: rainfall drop count (from raingauge on ground)

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1999-05-01T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
51.1450°
 
-1.4270°
 
-1.4270°
 
51.1450°