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Dataset

 

Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): temperature, humidity and water vapour content profiles from the University of Salford radiometer at Faccombe, UK

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-08-17
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The University of Salford radiometer data describe observations taken by microwave radiometer that was situated at the Faccombe wind turbine field site, Hampshire and collected data from 24th June 2005 until 26th August 2005. T

The dataset contains measurements of the following parameters:

Liquid Water Path (LWP) time series – 1 second measurement time
Integrated Water Vapour (IWV) time series – 60 seconds measurement time
Humidity Profile (full troposphere) (HPC) – 60 seconds measurement time
Temperature Profile (full troposphere) (TPC) – 60 seconds measurement time
Temperature Profile (boundary layer) (TPB) – 200 s measurement time
A boundary layer temperature profile was taken every 10 minutes which took 200 seconds to complete. When not operating a boundary layer scan, the radiometer operated in zenith mode and measurements of LWP, IWV and the tropospheric temperature and humidity profiles were made. Calibrations were performed every 20 minutes, 6 hours and 24 hours.

The boundary layer temperature measurements (0 – 2000 m) have a vertical resolution of 50 m. The tropospheric temperature measurements (0 – 10000 m) have a vertical resolution of 200 m. The tropospheric humidity profiles (0 – 6000 m) have a vertical resolution of 200 m (0 – 2000 m) and 400 m (2000 – 6000 m).

Two jpeg images files have been produced from the radiometer data for each day from 24th June 2005 until 26th August 2005. The first image file contains separate profiles of temperature up to 2 km and 10 km and profiles of absolute and relative humidity up to 10 km. The second image file contains a time series of the integrated water vapour and liquid water path.

Citable as:  Bozier, K. (2006): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): temperature, humidity and water vapour content profiles from the University of Salford radiometer at Faccombe, UK. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/e223c57d5d57674666b27765357d9a92
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CSIP, UFAM, AMF, temperature, humidity

Details

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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the collected by the instrument scientist before preparation and delivery to the Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) participants and then to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Salford: Radiometer Deployed on: Faccombe, UK
Output Description None
  • units: g m-3
  • long_name: Absolute humidity derived from the microwave radiometer
  • var_id: absolute_humidity
  • names: Absolute humidity derived from the microwave radiometer
  • units: m
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • long_name: Height of the base of the UFAM microwave radiometer above mean sea level
  • names: altitude, Height of the base of the UFAM microwave radiometer above mean sea level
  • long_name: Indicates whether it rained during the absolute humidity profile measurement
  • var_id: rain_flag_absolute_humidity
  • units: 1
  • names: Indicates whether it rained during the absolute humidity profile measurement
  • var_id: rain_flag
  • long_name: Indicates whether it rained during the humidity profile measurement
  • units: 1
  • names: Indicates whether it rained during the humidity profile measurement
  • var_id: rain_flag
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Indicates whether it rained during the integrated water vapour measurement
  • names: Indicates whether it rained during the integrated water vapour measurement
  • var_id: rain_flag
  • long_name: Indicates whether it rained during the liquid water path measurement
  • units: 1
  • names: Indicates whether it rained during the liquid water path measurement
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Indicates whether it rained during the relative humidity profile measurement
  • var_id: rain_flag_relative_humidity
  • names: Indicates whether it rained during the relative humidity profile measurement
  • var_id: rain_flag
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Indicates whether it rained during the temperature profile measurement
  • names: Indicates whether it rained during the temperature profile measurement
  • units: g m-2
  • long_name: Liquid water path
  • var_id: lwp
  • names: Liquid water path
  • units: m
  • long_name: Measurement height for each level of the boundary layer temperature profile
  • var_id: altitude_levels
  • names: Measurement height for each level of the boundary layer temperature profile
  • units: m
  • long_name: Measurement height for each level of the humidity profile
  • var_id: altitude_levels
  • names: Measurement height for each level of the humidity profile
  • units: m
  • long_name: Measurement height for each level of the temperature profile
  • var_id: altitude_levels
  • names: Measurement height for each level of the temperature profile
  • long_name: Time in seconds for each absolute humidity profile
  • var_id: time_absolute_humidity
  • names: Time in seconds for each absolute humidity profile
  • long_name: Time in seconds for each relative humidity profile
  • var_id: time_relative_humidity
  • names: Time in seconds for each relative humidity profile
  • long_name: air temperature derived from the microwave radiometer
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • units: K
  • names: air_temperature, air temperature derived from the microwave radiometer
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: integrated water vapour
  • var_id: iwv
  • names: integrated water vapour
  • long_name: relative humidity derived from the microwave radiometer
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • var_id: relative_humidity
  • units: 1
  • names: relative_humidity, relative humidity derived from the microwave radiometer

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • long_name: Latitude of the UFAM microwave radiometer
  • names: latitude, Latitude of the UFAM microwave radiometer
  • units: degrees_east
  • long_name: Longitude of the UFAM microwave radiometer
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude, Longitude of the UFAM microwave radiometer
  • long_name: Time in seconds for each humidity profile
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, Time in seconds for each humidity profile
  • long_name: Time in seconds for each temperature profile
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, Time in seconds for each temperature profile
  • long_name: Time in seconds for the integrated water vapour measurements
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, Time in seconds for the integrated water vapour measurements
  • long_name: Time in seconds for the liquid water path measurements
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, Time in seconds for the liquid water path measurements
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2005-06-23T23:00:00
End time:
2005-08-25T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
51.3314°
 
-1.4462°
 
-1.4462°
 
51.3314°
 
Related parties
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