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  • The composition of the air present over the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO), situated on the north Norfolk coast, depends on its origins. Plots showing the footprints of 10 day back trajectories arriving at WAO have been calculated using the UK Met Office's NAME Lagrangian atmospheric dispersion model.

  • Global three-hourly cloud products as produced for the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. The data on are the ISCCP Stage D2 data (ISCCP-D2), at 280 km spatial resolution. There are 202 variables contained within the dataset, which is at three-hourly temporal resolution. The data available at the time of publication of this dataset record in this archive have been obtained from the NASA Atmospheric Data Center (ASDC) and begin in July 1983 and extend to June 2006. A fuller dataset is available directly from ASDC - see link on this record. The data are from a number of radiometers deployed on NOAA, GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite), METEOSAT, GMS and INSAT satellites operational during this period. This dataset is public. The data periods for the various satellite instruments used within this generation of this dataset are given below: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) versions 1,2 and 3: - AVHRR on NOAA-7: 01/07/1983 to 31/01/1985 - AVHRR on NOAA-8: 01/10/1983 to 24/06/1984 - AVHRR on NOAA-9: 01/02/1985 to 08/11/1988 - AVHRR on NOAA-10: 17/11/1986 to 30/08/1991 - AVHRR on NOAA-11: 30/06/1997 to 18/10/1998 - AVHRR/2 on NOAA-12: 01/09/1991 to 31/12/1998 - AVHRR/2 on NOAA-14: 01/02/1995 to 30/09/2001 - AVHRR/3 on NOAA-15: 01/01/1999 to 31/07/2000 - AVHRR/3 on NOAA-16: 01/10/2001 to 30/06/2005 - AVHRR/3 on NOAA-17: 01/07/2002 to 30/06/2005 Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR): - VHRR data on INSAT-1 series (INSAT-1A to 1D): 01/04/1988 to 31/03/1989 GOES-Imager: - GOES-Imager data on GOES-10: 01/08/1998 to 30/06/2005 - GOES-Imager data on GOES-12: 01/04/2003 to 30/06/2005 Multispectral Imaging Radiometer (MIR): - MIR data on METEOSAT-2: 01/07/1983 to 11/08/1988 - MIR data on METEOSAT-3: 11/08/1988 to 25/01/1991 - MIR data on METEOSAT-4 : 19/06/1989 to 30/06/1991 METEOSAT Visible and IR Imager (MVIRI): - MVIRI data on METEOSAT-5: 01/02/1994 to 30/06/2005 - MVIRI data on METEOSAT-6: 01/03/1997 to 31/05/1998 Visible and Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer (VISSR) data: - VISSR data on GMS-1: 21/01/1984 to 30/06/1984 - VISSR data on GMS-2: 01/07/1983 to 27/091984 - VISSR data on GMS-3: 27/09/1984 to 04/12/1989 - VISSR data on GMS-4: 04/12/1989 to 30/06/1991 - VISSR data on GMS-5: 01/06/1995 to 30/04/2003 - VISSR data on GOES-5: 01/07/1983 to 30/07/1984 - VISSR data on GOES-6: 01/07/1983 to 21/01/1989 - VISSR data on GOES-7: 26/04/1987 to 30/06/1991 - VISSR data on GOES-8: 01/05/1995 to 31/03/2003 - VISSR data on GOES-9: 01/01/1996 to 30/06/2005 For further information about the satellites and their instruments please see the linked documentation pages.

  • Derived from data collated from the 2005 Aggregate Minerals Survey, carried out by BGS for the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) which provide an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of regional and national sales, inter-regional flows, transportation, consumption and permitted reserves of primary aggregates for England and Wales. The information is used to monitor and develop policies for the supply of aggregates. This data set depicts the flow of crushed rock aggregate between the regions of England and Wales. The data originator also has similar data for sand and gravel and also the same data derived from the 1997 and 2001 Aggregate Minerals Surveys.

  • This data was produced to support a project looking at low permeability rocks in sub-Saharan Africa. Multiple boreholes were drilled for the project with geology identified from chippings. Groundwater chemistry was analysed from the resulting boreholes. The data contained within this record is from the CD that accompanies the report: J Davies and J Cobbing, 2002. An assessment of the hydrogeology of the Afram Plains, Eastern Region, Ghana. British Geological Survey Internal Report, CR/02/137N. 66pp The CD has not been uploaded in full elsewhere.

  • This data was produced to support a project looking at low permeability rocks in sub-Saharan Africa. Multiple boreholes were drilled for the project with geology identified from chippings. Groundwater chemistry was analysed from the resulting boreholes. The data contained within this record is from the CD that accompanies the report: J Davies and B É Ó Dochartaigh. 2002. Low Permeability Rocks In Sub-Saharan Africa. Groundwater development in the Tabora Region, Tanzania. British Geological Survey Internal Report, CR/02/191N. 71pp The CD has not been uploaded in full elsewhere.

  • Longterm observations (2002-present) of atmospheric chemistry parameters have been made at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO) including ozone, carbon monoxide and dulphur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and cloud condensation nuclei. WAO is an NCAS facility and part of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA). It is situated on the north Norfolk coast and is a world class facility for fundamental research, background atmospheric monitoring and teaching purposes. WAO operates a range of instruments in its measurement programme - the data from which is archived at the BADC. The WAO has also been the focus of many international experiments designed to into the chemistry of the planetary boundary layer and free troposphere.

  • A digital geochronological index to act as a domain constraint for geochronology columns in corporate data tables. It decodes geochronology codes, models pseudo parent-child relationships between intervals (for example, find the epochs within a given period), allows range searches (for example, find the epochs between lower limiting and upper limiting epochs) and provides radiometric ages with ranges of uncertainty. Follows the recommendations of the BGS Stratigraphy Committee. Phanerozoic after Gradstein and Ogg (1996), with the Ordovician scheme of Fortey et al. (1995); Proterozoic after Cowie and Bassett (1989); Archaean after an unpublished decision of the Precambrian Subcommission of the IUGS. Covers the whole of geological time. Geochronological resolution usually to age level. Lower resolution in the Archaean, Proterozoic, Cambrian. Greater resolution in the Caradoc Epoch.

  • The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1290mhz mobile wind profiler - now referred to as the University of Manchester mobile wind profiler - was operated at the Mace Head Research Facility in County Galway, Ireland, as part of the North Atlantic Marine Boundary Layer EXperiment (NAMBLEX) field campaign in August 2002. During this period the mobile wind profiler obtained vertical profiles of the horizontal and vertical wind components. For each signal beam profiles of the signal to noise (SNR) ratio and spectral widths were also taken.

  • The BGS Geoscience Thesaurus contains approximately 6000 descriptor terms for concepts in the geoscience and related subjects. Some entries have scope notes to further explain the term. The original source of the data was the Australian Mineral Foundation thesaurus of geoscience; some terms have been added or updated to suit BGS needs and the content will continue to be updated as required. The thesaurus includes synonyms to descriptor terms, hierarchical relationships, symmetric (see also) relationships and lapsed (deprecated) term replacements.

  • Regional property grids of the Utsira Sand based on mapping from 2D regional seismic lines and geophysical logs. Grids include: Top Utsira depth, Base Utsira depth, Utsira isopach, Utsira porosity, Utsira porosity effective thickness, Utsira proportion clean sand. 2 km grid spacing. SACS/SACS2 EU project.