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  • 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.

  • 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-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-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-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.

  • 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 the input data (initial conditions, boundary conditions, initial perturbations) for Met Office Unified Model simulations performed during the PRESTO (PREcipitation STructures over Orography) project. It also contains the 2D and 3D output files from these simulations. The PRESTO project was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with the grant references - NE/I024984/1 and NE/I026545/1 - led by Professor Suzanne Gray (University of Reading) and Professor David Schultz (University of Manchester). PRESTO provided a leap forward in the understanding and prediction of quasi-stationary orographic convection in the UK and beyond. This was achieved through an intensive climatological analysis over several regions of the globe where continuous radar data was available, which identified the environmental conditions that support the bands and their characteristic locations and morphologies. Complementary high-resolution numerical simulations pinpointed the underlying mechanisms behind the bands and their predictability in numerical weather prediction models. This work provides positive impacts for the forecasting community, general public, and other academics in the field. Forecasters benefit from the identification of simple diagnostics that can be used operationally to predict these events based on available model forecasts and/or upstream soundings. A series of activities were used to directly engage with forecasters to effectively disseminate our findings. The public benefit from this improved forecasting of potentially hazardous precipitation events. The academic community benefit from the advanced physical understanding (which was disseminated through conferences, workshops, and peer-reviewed publications) and the numerous international collaborations associated with this project.

  • Cascade was a NERC funded consortium project to study organized convection and scale interactions in the tropical atmosphere using large domain cloud system resolving model simulations. The xewxaa simulation was made using the Met Office Unified Model (UM) at 40km resolution over the domain 40E-183E, 22S-22N which encompasses the Indian Ocean West Pacific Warm Pool. Cascade Warm Pool simulations coincide with the Year of Tropical Convection. This dataset contains Warm Pool 40km model measurements from xewxaa run.

  • Cascade was a NERC funded consortium project to study organized convection and scale interactions in the tropical atmosphere using large domain cloud system resolving model simulations. This dataset contains data from the xfhfe simulation which ran using the Met Office Unified Model (UM) at 4km horizontal resolution over the domain 40E-183E, 22S-22N which encompasses the Indian Ocean West Pacific Warm Pool. Cascade Warm Pool simulations are used to study the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), they also coincide with the Year of Tropical Convection.

  • Cascade was a NERC funded consortium project to study organized convection and scale interactions in the tropical atmosphere using large domain cloud system resolving model simulations. This dataset contains data from the xfixa simulation which ran using the Met Office Unified Model (UM) at 12km horizontal resolution over the domain 20W-20E, 5S-28N which encompasses the west african monsoon. Cascade Africa simulations are used to study African Easterly Waves. This dataset contains 4km Africa model measurements from xfixa run.