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Dataset

 

Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) CAMRa Radar Data

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2003-09-14
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Data were collected from the 30th of March 1999 to the 30th of March 2011 by the CAMRa (Chilbolton Advanced Meteorological Radar) at Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire. The dataset contains measurements of radial component of wind velocity, radar frequency, differential phase shift and unfolded Doppler velocity. Plots are also available of differential phase shift, Doppler velocity, radar reflectivity factor, and linear depolarisation ratio.

Citable as:  Science and Technology Facilities Council; Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research; Natural Environment Research Council; Wrench, C.L.; Walden, C.J. (2003): Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) CAMRa Radar Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/f5a472bf4607f5a0d5269c9643f212fd
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CFARR, meteorology, radar

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_9d08c77a-fe4a-11e1-bd66-00163e251233
Access rules:
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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 are prepared by Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) staff prior to submission to BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Data are checked by CFARR staff prior to submission to BADC
File Format:
Data are NetCDF formatted.

More Information (under review)


Data availability and file format

CAESAR data are stored in either NetCDF or NASA Ames format.


Further information about the CAESAR project can be found on the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) CAESAR webpage, the Met Office CAESAR webpage, and the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements CAESAR webpage.

The STFC have a webpage which describes how and what data are collected by the CAMRa radar.

Related Documents

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_keyword: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • names: Air Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • long_name: Cloud Amount
  • names: Cloud Amount
  • long_name: Cloud Images
  • names: Cloud Images
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0210
  • gcmd_keyword: Dew Point Temperature
  • long_name: Dew Point Temperature
  • names: Dew Point Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0210
  • long_name: Frequency
  • names: Frequency
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • long_name: Humidity
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G239
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G239, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • long_name: Humidity Mixing Ratio
  • names: Humidity Mixing Ratio
  • long_name: Number Of Cloud Bases
  • names: Number Of Cloud Bases
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0656
  • gcmd_keyword: Precipitation Amount
  • long_name: Precipitation Amount
  • names: Precipitation Amount, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0656
  • long_name: Radar Reflectivity Factor
  • names: Radar Reflectivity Factor
  • long_name: Rainfall Drop Count
  • names: Rainfall Drop Count
  • long_name: Rainfall Tip Count
  • names: Rainfall Tip Count
  • long_name: Range Of The First Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • names: Range Of The First Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • long_name: Range Of The Second Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • names: Range Of The Second Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • long_name: Range Of The Third Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • names: Range Of The Third Cloud Base From The Lidar
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G212
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Reflectance
  • long_name: Reflectance
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Reflectance, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G212
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853
  • gcmd_keyword: Surface Winds
  • long_name: Surface Winds
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0853, Surface Winds
  • long_name: Temperature
  • names: Temperature
  • long_name: Wind Direction
  • names: Wind Direction
  • long_name: Windspeed
  • names: Windspeed

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1999-03-29T23:00:00
End time:
2011-03-29T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
51.1450°
 
-1.4370°
 
-1.4370°
 
51.1450°