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  • The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) operated a Vaisala RS92 radiosonde unit at King Edward Point, South Georgia Islands to support meteor radar data also recorded at the site during the South Georgia Wave Experiment (SG-WEx) project. The sonde ascents took place during two campaigns: January 2015 and June/July 2015 to measure gravity waves. The data are standard radiosonde measurements of temperature, humidity, wind speeds, direction and pressure along the ascent at 10s intervals. These balloon ascents typically continue until the balloon fails in the stratosphere. The highest ascent recorded in these data was around 32km. Some ascents also provide data for parts of the descending part of the flight until the instrumentation failed. The King Edward Point Magnetic Observatory (KEP, 54.2820 S, 36.4930 W) is located on the South Georgia island in the South Atlantic.

  • This dataset contains modelling output from the u-ab978 run of a high-resolution (1.5 km horizontal grid, 118 vertical levels up to around 75 km altitude, 30 s timestep) local-area configuration of the Met Office Unified Model run in a box over the island of South Georgia (54S, 36W), as part of the South Georgia Wave Experiment (SG-WEx) project. This run was for the time period July 2015 with a flat orography file for the island. See related dataset for output from a complementary run with the island's orography included for the same time period. These were part of a group of 6 model runs for the SG-WEx project. The aim of the modelling runs was to examine gravity wave generation and deep vertical propagation over this mountainous island. Three model time periods are archived within the SG-WEx dataset collection: January 2015, June 2015 and July 2015, each containing two runs, one including the island's orography and one without. Initial and boundary conditions are supplied by a global forecast to ensure that conditions over the island remain realistic. Meteorological fields such as wind, temperature, pressure etc were outputted and saved in hourly steps. These runs also coincided with radiosonde campaigns launched from the island. Technical details regarding the configuration of these runs is described Vosper (2015, doi:10.1002/qj.2566). Further information and science results can be found in Jackson et al. (2018, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0151.1) and Hindley (2021, doi:10.5194/acp-21-7695-2021). See online resources linked to this record for further details.

  • This dataset contains modelling output from the u-ab326 run of a high-resolution (1.5 km horizontal grid, 118 vertical levels up to around 75 km altitude, 30 s timestep) local-area configuration of the Met Office Unified Model run in a box over the island of South Georgia (54S, 36W), as part of the South Georgia Wave Experiment (SG-WEx) project. This run was for the time period July 2015 with the island orography included. See related dataset for output from a complementary run with a flat orography file for the island for the same time period. These were part of a group of 6 model runs for the SG-WEx project. The aim of the modelling runs was to examine gravity wave generation and deep vertical propagation over this mountainous island. Three model time periods are archived within the SG-WEx dataset collection: January 2015, June 2015 and July 2015, each containing two runs, one including the island's orography and one without. Initial and boundary conditions are supplied by a global forecast to ensure that conditions over the island remain realistic. Meteorological fields such as wind, temperature, pressure etc were outputted and saved in hourly steps. These runs also coincided with radiosonde campaigns launched from the island. Technical details regarding the configuration of these runs is described Vosper (2015, doi:10.1002/qj.2566). Further information and science results can be found in Jackson et al. (2018, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0151.1) and Hindley (2021, doi:10.5194/acp-21-7695-2021). See online resources linked to this record for further details.

  • This dataset contains modelling output from the u-ag706 run of a high-resolution (1.5 km horizontal grid, 118 vertical levels up to around 75 km altitude, 30 s timestep) local-area configuration of the Met Office Unified Model run in a box over the island of South Georgia (54S, 36W), as part of the South Georgia Wave Experiment (SG-WEx) project. This run was for the time period January 2015 with a flat orography file for the island. See related dataset for output from a complementary run with the island's orography included for the same time period. These were part of a group of 6 model runs for the SG-WEx project. The aim of the modelling runs was to examine gravity wave generation and deep vertical propagation over this mountainous island. Three model time periods are archived within the SG-WEx dataset collection: January 2015, June 2015 and July 2015, each containing two runs, one including the island's orography and one without. Initial and boundary conditions are supplied by a global forecast to ensure that conditions over the island remain realistic. Meteorological fields such as wind, temperature, pressure etc were outputted and saved in hourly steps. These runs also coincided with radiosonde campaigns launched from the island. Technical details regarding the configuration of these runs is described Vosper (2015, doi:10.1002/qj.2566). Further information and science results can be found in Jackson et al. (2018, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0151.1) and Hindley (2021, doi:10.5194/acp-21-7695-2021). See online resources linked to this record for further details.

  • Data were collected by stations at Ascension Island, the Falkland Islands, and St Helena, in the South Atlantic from 1900 until 2000. These data are the Met Office's 'old' Land Surface Observation data and have been superseded by the MIDAS dataset collection. This dataset remains for historic purposes only. The data contain measurements of hourly and daily meteorological values, such as rainfall, sunshine duration, temperature, and wind speed. The MIDAS dataset supersedes this dataset and new users should apply for access to that by following the on-screen instructions. If necessary, you will be able to access this historic dataset once you have been granted access to the MIDAS data. The dataset contains the measurements of the following parameters: Sunshine duration Snow depth Visibility Wind speed and wind direction Temperature Cloud type Past and present weather

  • This dataset contains modelling output from the u-ag477 run of a high-resolution (1.5 km horizontal grid, 118 vertical levels up to around 75 km altitude, 30 s timestep) local-area configuration of the Met Office Unified Model run in a box over the island of South Georgia (54S, 36W), as part of the South Georgia Wave Experiment (SG-WEx) project. This run was for the time period January 2015 with the island orography included. See related dataset for output from a complementary run with a flat orography file for the island for the same time period. These were part of a group of 6 model runs for the SG-WEx project. The aim of the modelling runs was to examine gravity wave generation and deep vertical propagation over this mountainous island. Three model time periods are archived within the SG-WEx dataset collection: January 2015, June 2015 and July 2015, each containing two runs, one including the island's orography and one without. Initial and boundary conditions are supplied by a global forecast to ensure that conditions over the island remain realistic. Meteorological fields such as wind, temperature, pressure etc were outputted and saved in hourly steps. These runs also coincided with radiosonde campaigns launched from the island. Technical details regarding the configuration of these runs is described Vosper (2015, doi:10.1002/qj.2566). Further information and science results can be found in Jackson et al. (2018, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0151.1) and Hindley (2021, doi:10.5194/acp-21-7695-2021). See online resources linked to this record for further details.

  • This dataset contains modelling output from the u-ae766 run of a high-resolution (1.5 km horizontal grid, 118 vertical levels up to around 75 km altitude, 30 s timestep) local-area configuration of the Met Office Unified Model run in a box over the island of South Georgia (54S, 36W), as part of the South Georgia Wave Experiment (SG-WEx) project. This run was for the time period June-July 2015 with the island orography included. See related dataset for output from a complementary run with a flat orography file for the island for the same time period. These were part of a group of 6 model runs for the SG-WEx project. The aim of the modelling runs was to examine gravity wave generation and deep vertical propagation over this mountainous island. Three model time periods are archived within the SG-WEx dataset collection: January 2015, June 2015 and July 2015, each containing two runs, one including the island's orography and one without. Initial and boundary conditions are supplied by a global forecast to ensure that conditions over the island remain realistic. Meteorological fields such as wind, temperature, pressure etc were outputted and saved in hourly steps. These runs also coincided with radiosonde campaigns launched from the island. Technical details regarding the configuration of these runs is described Vosper (2015, doi:10.1002/qj.2566). Further information and science results can be found in Jackson et al. (2018, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0151.1) and Hindley (2021, doi:10.5194/acp-21-7695-2021). See online resources linked to this record for further details.

  • This dataset contains modelling output from the u-af015 run of a high-resolution (1.5 km horizontal grid, 118 vertical levels up to around 75 km altitude, 30 s timestep) local-area configuration of the Met Office Unified Model run in a box over the island of South Georgia (54S, 36W), as part of the South Georgia Wave Experiment (SG-WEx) project. This run was for the time period June-July 2015 with a flat orography file for the island. See related dataset for output from a complementary run with the island's orography included for the same time period. These were part of a group of 6 model runs for the SG-WEx project. The aim of the modelling runs was to examine gravity wave generation and deep vertical propagation over this mountainous island. Three model time periods are archived within the SG-WEx dataset collection: January 2015, June 2015 and July 2015, each containing two runs, one including the island's orography and one without. Initial and boundary conditions are supplied by a global forecast to ensure that conditions over the island remain realistic. Meteorological fields such as wind, temperature, pressure etc were outputted and saved in hourly steps. These runs also coincided with radiosonde campaigns launched from the island. Technical details regarding the configuration of these runs is described Vosper (2015, doi:10.1002/qj.2566). Further information and science results can be found in Jackson et al. (2018, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0151.1) and Hindley (2021, doi:10.5194/acp-21-7695-2021). See online resources linked to this record for further details.