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Dataset

 

JET2000 Project: Automatic Weather Station (AWS) at JET2K synoptic stations in Africa

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-28
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The African Easterly Jet (AEJ) is part of a climatic system which is of critical importance to African and global weather and climate, but is poorly observed and not well represented in model analyses. For the JET2000 project the Met Office Met Research flight (MRF) aircraft performed four flights, involving transects along and across the jet and the baroclinic zone, to make observations of unprecedented resolution for this part of the world. 110 dropsondes were dropped along the fight path. The data includes detailed synoptic observations of the basic state over mainland West Africa, and detailed synoptic observations of the African Easterly Waves (AEW) over mainland tropical West Africa.

Citable as:  Met Office; Parker, D.E. (2007): JET2000 Project: Automatic Weather Station (AWS) at JET2K synoptic stations in Africa. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/d594d53df2612bbd89c2e0e770b5c1a0
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: JET2000, AWS

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_11727034075715967
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
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 collected by the Met Office research flight (MRF C-130 aircraft) in summer of 2000 over West Africa, then prepared before transfer to BADC.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames formatted.

Related Documents

 JET2000

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Deployed on: JET2K synoptic stations in Africa
Output Description None
  • units: None
  • names: WMO station number
  • units: K
  • names: air temperature
  • units: code tbl 020011
  • names: amount of all cloud present
  • units: code tbl 020011
  • names: cloud layer 1: cloud amount
  • units: code tbl 020012
  • names: cloud layer 1: cloud type
  • units: m
  • names: cloud layer 1: height of cloud base
  • units: code tbl 020011
  • names: cloud layer 2: cloud amount
  • units: code tbl 020012
  • names: cloud layer 2: cloud type
  • units: m
  • names: cloud layer 2: height of cloud base
  • units: code tbl 020011
  • names: cloud layer 3: cloud amount
  • units: code tbl 020012
  • names: cloud layer 3: cloud type
  • units: m
  • names: cloud layer 3: height of cloud base
  • units: code tbl 020011
  • names: cloud layer 4: cloud amount
  • units: code tbl 020012
  • names: cloud layer 4: cloud type
  • units: m
  • names: cloud layer 4: height of cloud base
  • units: None
  • names: day
  • units: K
  • names: dewpoint
  • units: minutes
  • names: end of period of max gust
  • units: m
  • names: height of base of cloud
  • units: code tbl 020012
  • names: high cloud type (CH)
  • units: m/s
  • names: highest gust record
  • units: m
  • names: horizontal visibility
  • units: None
  • names: hour
  • units: degrees
  • names: latitude
  • units: code tbl 020005
  • names: least significant past weather report
  • units: J/m2
  • names: long-wave rad in last 24 hrs
  • units: degrees
  • names: longitude
  • units: code tbl 020011
  • names: low cloud amount
  • units: code tbl 020012
  • names: low cloud type (CL)
  • units: code tbl 020012
  • names: medium cloud type (CM)
  • units: None
  • names: minute
  • units: None
  • names: month
  • units: code tbl 020004
  • names: most significant past weather report
  • units: J/m2
  • names: net radiation in last 24 hrs
  • units: flag tbl 002002
  • names: original wind speed units
  • units: hour
  • names: past weather period
  • units: code tbl 020003
  • names: present weather
  • units: Pa
  • names: pressure at mean sea level
  • units: Pa
  • names: pressure at station level
  • units: Pa
  • names: pressure change in last 24hrs
  • units: %
  • names: relative humidity
  • units: Kg/m2
  • names: section 1 rainfall amount
  • units: hour
  • names: section 1 rainfall period
  • units: Kg/m2
  • names: section 3 rainfall amount
  • units: hour
  • names: section 3 rainfall period
  • units: minutes
  • names: start of period of max gust
  • units: m
  • names: station height
  • units: hour
  • names: sunshine duration in last 24hrs
  • units: Kg/m2
  • names: total precipitation past 24 hrs
  • units: m
  • names: vertical visibility
  • units: degrees true
  • names: wind direction
  • units: m/s
  • names: wind speed
  • units: None
  • names: year

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2000-08-24T23:00:00
End time:
2000-08-30T22:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
8.0000°
 
-23.0000°
 
6.0000°
 
-19.0000°