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NCM (National Climate Message) Station Network

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Observation stations within the NCM (National Climate Message) station network transmit their observations in the form of a NCM message. National Climate Messages (NCM), produced from all Met Office and many auxiliary stations, are transmitted at the nominal time of 0900 each day and most stations also send an abbreviated message at 2100. The periods of the observations start and end at 10 minutes to the main hour, i.e. HH-10. The NCM message is transmitted from many UK stations, and a few stations outside of the UK (The Falkland Islands, Germany, Antarctica, and Paraguay). The NCM message contains observed elements such as grass minimum temperature, concrete minimum temperature, rainfall accumulation, and depth of fresh snow.

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platformType:      station_group
location:      GeographicBoundingBox: Longitude: -68.917 to 8.300; Latitude: 59.361 to -75.517
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More Information (under review)

For more information on the observation stations and instruments used to collect measurements which are transmitted in a NCM message, the Met Office Surface Data Users Guide, describes the meteorological surface data in the Met Office Database - MIDAS.

For more information about the observation stations which transmit the NCM message, the MIDAS stations map gives the exact locations of all conforming observation stations.

Who to contact

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.

Related Documents

 Map Search for NCM Stations
Platform location

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