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Dataset

 

Clee Hill C-band rain radar 5 km rainfall rate data

Update Frequency: Continual
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2011-02-21
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

5 km resolution data from the NIMROD system data describe rain-rate observations taken at Clee Hill, Shropshire, by NIMROD, which is a very short range forecasting system used by the Met Office. 5 km rain rate data are available from February 2006 until present. Radar images from the C-band (5.3 cm wavelength) radar are received by the Nimrod system 5 minute intervals.

Citable as:  Met Office (2011): Clee Hill C-band rain radar 5 km rainfall rate data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/edade74d17404706b7389930791bf884
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Met Office, NIMROD, rain radar

Details

Previous Info:
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Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
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 are acquired from rain radar network in the UK and Europe by the Met Office's NIMROD system. Composite products (images and data) and single site data are then sent to the BADC by the Met Office's DART operational dissemination system. Raw polar data from single sites are sent through from the RADARNET team at the Met Office. On arrival at the BADC the data are ingested after a one day quarantine.

Data Quality:
Data are from the Met Office's operational NIMROD system
File Format:
NIMROD product data are in the non-standard NIMROD binary format. Refer to linked documentation for further details.

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Met Office C-band radar Deployed on: Clee Hill Radar Station, UK
NIMROD system Deployed on: Clee Hill Radar Station, UK
Output Description None
  • long_name: Precipitation Rate
  • gcmd_name: Precipitation Rate
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0658
  • names: Precipitation Rate, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0658

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2006-08-17T23:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
54.7900°
 
-4.6600°
 
-0.6600°
 
50.7900°
 
Related parties
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