UKMO - High Resolution Radiosonde Data - UK stations

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: UK Meteorological Office
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: UKMO - High Resolution Radiosonde Data - UK stations
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher: British Atmospheric Data Centre
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/home/index.html
Description:
Abstract:
The radiosonde takes measurements at intervals of approximately 2 seconds. The high resolution data files contain all such data. The standard resolution data files contain measurements taken at standard and significant pressure levels of the atmosphere. Standard global radiosonde data is available from 1997 onwards. The data consists of vertical profiles of pressure, temperature, relative humidity, humidity mixing ratio, sonde position, wind speed and wind direction. Measurements are taken at 2 second intervals and the ascents extend to heights of approximately 20-30km. Two subsets of data are avaliable. Data from Aberporth (on the west coast of Wales) is available from April 1990 - present - At least one ascent per day up until April 1996, 4 ascents per day thereafter. This data was obtained to support the work with the MST radar at Aberystwyth. Data from other UK stations is starting to arrive. Generally there are 4 ascents per day from each station. The archive will have around 10 stations with data from the 1990's. Link to the data set home page: "http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/home/index.html" [Summary Extracted from the BADC Home Page]
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19900401
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -7.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 2.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT > HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT > HEIGHT FROM RADAR DATA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT > HEIGHT FROM SONDE DATA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT > SLANT RANGE OF SONDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE > VERTICAL PROFILE OF AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > HUMIDITY MIXING RATIO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > WIND SPEED
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Hour
Access_Constraints: The Met. Office wish to monitor the use of this data and require an acknowledgement of the data source if they are used in any publication. For these reasons we do not make the data available to anonymous users through these WWW pages. In order to gain access to the data and accompanying software, please complete and sign the conditions of use form. You will then be given FTP access to the data directories from an account on a BADC computer. Please note that the UK Meteorological Office data sets are available for bona fide academic research only.
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BADC SUPPORT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: British Atmospheric Data Centre
Address: Space Science Department
Address: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Address: UK
City: Chilton
State_or_Province: Didcot
Postal_Code: OX11 OQX
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1235 446432
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 1235 445848
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: BADC@rl.ac.uk
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: Not Available
Altitude_Resolution: 10 m
Altitude_Distance_Units: Not Available
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Not Available
Depth_Resolution: 10 m
Depth_Distance_Units: Not Available
Depth_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UK/NCAS/BADC > British Atmospheric Data Centre, NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science, United Kingdom
Contact_Person: BADC SUPPORT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: British Atmospheric Data Centre
Address: Space Science Department
Address: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Address: UK
City: Chilton
State_or_Province: Didcot
Postal_Code: OX11 OQX
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1235 446432
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 1235 445848
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: BADC@rl.ac.uk
Resource_Description: BADC_HIGHRES_RADIOSONDE
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII, BIN
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
Access_Instructions:
The Meteorological Office UK. Global weather services from the UK.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000216
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090602
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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