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Dataset

 

African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) Project: Aviation Routine Weather (METAR) Reports

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-22
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

An international long-term collaboration to study the climatic and environmental feedback mechanisms involved in the African monsoon, and in some of its consequences on society and human health. The programme, which started in 2004, has developed a network of ground-based observation stations over Sub-Saharan West Africa to measure heat flux and, for some stations, CO2 and H2O vapour fluxes. Files also include concomitant meteorological measurements (wind, temperature, pressure, humidity, rainfall) and soil physics parameters (soil temperature and moisture). The UK branch of AMMA makes use of several instruments provided by the UK Universities Facility for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM) which are centred on the Niamey meso-site. The Facility for Airbourne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) aircraft was used during the July-August 2006 campaign.

Citable as:  NERC AMMA-UK; Parker, D.E. (2007): African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) Project: Aviation Routine Weather (METAR) Reports. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/ed7f7e7c621d48bd8f541ff9eb5c6836
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: AMMA, METAR

Details

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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 were collected from 2004 by a network of ground-based observation stations over Sub-saharan West Africa, several instruments provided by the UK Universities Facility for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM), and by the FAAM aircraft which was used during July-August 2006.
Data provided as is by campaign participants, and archived at the BADC.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames formatted
  • units: K
  • names: air temperature
  • units: Pa
  • names: altimeter pressure
  • units: code tbl 020011
  • names: cloud amount id
  • units: m
  • names: cloud base height
  • units: code tbl 020012
  • names: cloud type id
  • units: None
  • names: day
  • units: code tbl 020011
  • names: deep convective cloud amount id
  • units: m
  • names: deep convective cloud base height
  • units: code tbl 020012
  • names: deep convective cloud type id
  • units: K
  • names: dewpoint
  • units: flag tbl 020195
  • names: general weather id
  • units: None
  • names: hour
  • units: degrees
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees
  • names: longitude
  • units: code tbl 054002
  • names: max rnwy visibility qualifier id
  • units: m
  • names: max runway visibility
  • units: m/s
  • names: maximum gust
  • units: m
  • names: maximum visibility
  • units: degrees true
  • names: maximum visibility direction
  • units: code tbl 054002
  • names: min rnwy visibility qualifier id
  • units: m
  • names: min runway visibility
  • units: m
  • names: minimum visibility
  • units: degrees true
  • names: minimum visibility direction
  • units: None
  • names: minute
  • units: None
  • names: month
  • units: code tbl 020003
  • names: present weather id
  • units: m
  • names: prevailing visibility
  • units: code tbl 020193
  • names: recent weather description id
  • units: code tbl 020194
  • names: recent weather phenomenon id
  • units: code tbl 001213
  • names: runway useage id
  • units: code tbl 054003
  • names: runway visibility tendency id
  • units: code tbl 011296
  • names: runway wind shear id
  • units: code tbl 020193
  • names: sig weather description id
  • units: code tbl 020194
  • names: sig weather phenomenon id
  • units: code tbl 020192
  • names: significant weather intensity id
  • units: code tbl 002001
  • names: station report type
  • units: degrees true
  • names: variable wind max direction
  • units: degrees true
  • names: variable wind min direction
  • units: m
  • names: vertical visibility
  • units: code tbl 001212
  • names: visibility parallel runway id
  • units: None
  • names: visibility runway number
  • units: degrees true
  • names: wind direction
  • units: code tbl 001212
  • names: wind shear parallel runway id
  • units: None
  • names: wind shear runway number
  • units: m/s
  • names: wind speed
  • units: None
  • names: year

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2006-06-08T23:00:00
End time:
2006-11-23T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
40.0000°
 
-20.0000°
 
50.0000°
 
-40.0000°