Observation stations within the WINPRO station network transmit their observations in the form of a WINPRO message. Hourly observations from around 400 stations distributed globally, and the report is transmitted at 6-hourly intervals at the standard hours of observation which are: 0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC. The WINPRO message contains measurements of parameters such as the different components of wind velocity, air temperature and the standard deviations of vertical and horizontal wind speeds.
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Transmission of WINPRO messages
The WINPRO network uses Doppler radars to probe the atmosphere and derive the wind profile (i.e. the speed and direction as function of height) from echoes of the transmitted radio waves produced by turbulence in the clear air. The wind profile can be determined up to about 30 km with height resolutions from 100 to 1,500 m. The WINDPRO message is transmitted at 6-hourly intervals at the standard hours of observation which are: 0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC. Ingest scripts run at the BADC every 20 minutes, converting the incoming files to the self describing BADC-CSV format, but neither the processed or raw data are placed into archive until the following day. The relevant parameters are stored in the MetDB dataset on the BADC website.
If you have queries about these pages or about obtaining the Met Office surface stations data from the BADC then you should contact CEDA Support. Your query should be answered within one working day. When follow-up work is required, the CEDA support will carry out the work as quickly and efficiently as possible, and in any case, the user will be kept informed of progress.
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