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Dataset

 

Thurnham C-band rain radar dual polar products

Update Frequency: Continual
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Dual-polar products from the Met Office's Thurnham C-band rain radar, Kent, England. Data include augmented lrd (from April 2013) and zdr (from November 2013) scan data. 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 (2013): Thurnham C-band rain radar dual polar products. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/c2d682651d6b4fcf98466eb71cd02ef1
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, NIMROD, rain radar

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
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Access rules:
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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 are acquired from rain radar network in the UK and Europe by the Met Office's NIMROD system. 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, having been compressed and then compiled into daily tar balls for each data type.

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: Thurnham, UK
Output Description None
  • 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

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2013-04-29T23:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
53.2997°
 
1.6042°
 
5.6042°
 
49.2997°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)