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Vertical wind profile data from 24th March to 4th May 2003 measured by the University of Manchester 1290 mhz mobile wind profiler deployed on long term observations at Capel Dewi, Wales

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2014-09-28
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2013-12-10
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Vertical profiles of horizontal and vertical wind components as well as signal-to-noise (SNR) and spectal width measurements were collected at the NERC Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere radar facility site, Capel Dewi, near Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, between 24th March and 4th April 2003 as part of ongoing long term observations made by the NERC National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). These data were collected by the NCAS Atmospheric Measreument Facility's (AMF) 1290 MHz Mobile Wind Profiler, owned and operated by the University of Manchester and previously known as the aber-radar-1290mhz at the time of these observations. The data are available at 15 minute intervals as netCDF files to all registered BADC users under the Open Government License.

The dataset contains the following measurements:

Eastward wind velocity component
Northward wind velocity component
Upward air velocity
Direction the wind is from
Signal to noise ratio
Altitude of instrument above the ground
Longitude of instrument
Latitude of instrument
Spectral width

Citable as:  Norton, E.G. (2013): Vertical wind profile data from 24th March to 4th May 2003 measured by the University of Manchester 1290 mhz mobile wind profiler deployed on long term observations at Capel Dewi, Wales. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: NCAS, AMF, radar, wind profiler, boundary layer wind profiler, turbulence, thermals, boundary layer structure, radar wind profiler, Doppler radar, UHF radar, 'Clear' air radar, morning transition, convective boundary layer, mixed layer, entrainment zone, transitional boundary layer, nocturnal boundary layer, lower level jet, nocturnal jet, weather fronts, sting jets


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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the wind profiler before being processed by the instrument scientist, Emily Norton, and then provided to the BADC for archiving.

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


  • long_name: Atmospheric Winds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Winds
  • names: Atmospheric Winds,
  • long_name: Spectral Width
  • names: Spectral Width
  • long_name: U Zonal Windspeed
  • names: U Zonal Windspeed
  • long_name: Upper Level Winds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Upper Level Winds
  • names:, Upper Level Winds
  • long_name: V Meridional Windspeed
  • names: V Meridional Windspeed
  • long_name: Vertical Wind Motion
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Vertical Wind Motion
  • names:, Vertical Wind Motion
  • long_name: Vertical Windspeed
  • names: Vertical Windspeed
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

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