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  • The Met Office installed a Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915 MHz wind profiler near Meary Veg close to the Ronaldsway Aiport on the Isle of Man in 2005, relocating the instrument from its former deployment on South Uist which itself followed a deployment at the MST radar site at Capel Dewi near Aberystwyth. The deployment on the Isle of Man was an integral part of the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network." Operating at 915 Mhz, it provides high resolution wind information from just above the surface (around 300m) up to a maximum of 8 km, depending on the atmospheric conditions. The site is located at 54.26 N, 4.37 W and a height of 55 m above mean sea-level and has a WMO id of 03203. The instrument's hight resolution is 60/200 m depending on the operational mode. It has a beam angle of 15.0 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes. This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz wind profiler located at the Isle of Man.

  • The Met Office deployed a Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915 MHz wind profiler at the Met Office's meteorological station on the South Uist range, Hebredies, from January 2003 to July 2004. This deployment was ahead of the installation of the Met Office's 64 MHz Stratosphere-Troposphere (ST) radar at the same site and provided a period of colocated measurements from the two instruments from May to July 2004. At the time the Met Office's 915 Mhz wind profiler was an integral part of the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network", providing high resolution wind information from just above the surface (around 300m) up to a maximum of 8 km, depending on the atmospheric conditions. The South Uist site is located at 57.353 N, 7.375 W and a height of 4 m above mean sea-level. The site has a WMO id of 03019. The instrument's hight resolution is 60/200 m depending on the operational mode. It has a beam angle of 15.0 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes. This instrument had been previously deployed at the Capel Dewi site near Aberystwyth and was subsequently deployed to its present location on the Isle of Man in 2005. This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz wind profiler located at South Uist.

  • The Met Office deployed a Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915 MHz wind profiler at the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Mesophere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility site at Capel Dewi, near Absersywyth, Wales, from November 1999 to March 2002. This deployment was to co-locate this UHF boundary layer wind profiler with the NERC MST VHF wind profiling radar - giving a combined coverage between the two instruments from around 300m to 20 km. At the time the Met Office's 915 Mhz wind profiler was an integral part of the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network", providing high resolution wind information from just above the surface (around 300m) up to a maximum of 8 km, depending on the atmospheric conditions. The Capel Dewi site is located at 52.42 N, 4.01 W and a height of 92 m above mean sea-level. The site has a WMO id of 03501. The instrument's hight resolution is 60/200 m depending on the operational mode. It has a beam angle of 15.0 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes. This instrument was subsequently deployed at South Uist and then at its present location on the Isle of Man. This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz wind profiler located at Capel Dewi.

  • A Vaisala Radian LAP3000 1290 MHz wind profiler has been permanently located at the Met Office's site at the Wattisham airfield near Ipswich, Suffolk, and has been operational since February 1999. This was one of two such profilers deployed in the UK at that time as part of the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network." Operating at 1290 Mhz, Dunkeswell, like the other sites, is configured to operate in two modes. The low mode provides high resolution wind information from 239m to 2060 m with a heigh resolution of 102m; while the high mode, with 205 m resolution can sound from 347 m up to 8239 m depending on appropriate atmospheric conditions. The site is located at 52.70 N, 0.058 E and a height of 87 m above mean sea-level and has a WMO id of 03591. It had a beam angle of 15.5 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes. This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the Vaisala Radian LAP3000 1290MHz wind profiler located at Wattisham.

  • A Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz wind profiler has been permanently located at the Met Office's Camborne field site and operational since 1998. This was the first profiler of its type to be installed in the UK and is an integral part of the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network." Operating at 915 Mhz, it provides high resolution wind information from just above the surface (around 300m) up to a maximum of 8 km, depending on the atmospheric conditions. The site is located at 50.130 N, 5.1 W and a height of 88 m above mean sea-level and has a WMO id of 03807. The instrument's height resolution is 60/200 m depending on the operational mode. It has a beam angle of 15.0 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes. This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the Vaisala Radian LAP3000 915MHz wind profiler located at Camborne.

  • The Met Office's 64 MHz ST (stratosphere-troposphere) wind profiler was installed at the Met Office South Uist range meteorological station, Hebrides, in May 2003. The radar complements the MST radar located near Abersywyth, providing greater vertical coverage than the other wind profiling radars in the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network." Operating at 64 Mhz, the South Uist 64 Mhz radar runs typically sounds from 1 to 13 km with a heigh resolution of either 150 or 400m, depending on the mode of operation. The site is located at 57.353 N, 7.375 W and at a height of 4 m above mean sea-level and has a WMO id of 03019. It had a beam angle of 15.0 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes. This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the 64MHz wind profiler located at Camborne.

  • A Vaisala Radian LAP3000 1290 MHz wind profiler has been permanently located at the Met Office's site at the Dunkeswell airfield near Honiton in East Devon, and has been operational since February 1999. This was one of two such profilers deployed in the UK at that time as part of the Met Office's UK "Operational Upper Air Network." Operating at 1290 Mhz, Dunkeswell, like the other sites, is configured to operate in two modes. The low mode provides high resolution wind information up to 2km above the surface, while the high mode, with 210m resolution can see up to 8km under appropriate conditions.. The site is located at 50.87 N, 3.23 W and a height of 253 m above mean sea-level and has a WMO id of 03840. It has a beam angle of 15.5 degrees and is operated with an averaging period of 30 minutes. This dataset contains vertical wind profiles from the Vaisala Radian LAP3000 1290MHz wind profiler located at Dunkeswell.

  • The Met Office have operated a network of wind profiling lidars at various sites around the British Isles since the first was installed in 1998, following the installation of the NERC MST radar near Aberystwyth. This datasets collection contains the available 30 minute averaged wind profile data from these sites made available for research by the academic community and included parameters such as measurements of the zonal, meridional and vertical components of winds, signal to noise ratio and spectral width. The data are from boundary layer UHF wind profilers located at Camborne (915 Mhz), Dunkeswell (1290 Mhz) and Wattisham (1290 Mhz) and a Stratosphere-Troposphere (ST) VHF radar at South Uist operating at 64 Mhz. A fourth UHF radar operated at 915 Mhz was operated at the NERC MST Radar site at Capel Dewi, near Aberystwyth, between November 1999 and March 2002; it was then relocated to South Uist until May 2005 ahead of and during the commisioning of the 64 Mhz radar, before being relocated to its present location on the Isle of Man. An additional Degreane wind profiler has since been purchased by the Met Office and is deployed at the Chilbolton Observatory, but data from this instrument are not presently part of this dataset. This dataset contains wind profiler data from Camborne (from 1998), Dunkeswell (from 1999), Wattisham (2001 to present), Aberystwyth (Capel Dewi, 1999 to 2002), South Uist (915MHz, 2003 to 2004), South Uist (64MHz, from 2004), and Isle of Man (2005 to 2008 and since 2010). Data from these wind-profilers, and from the NERC MST Radar, are used operationally by the Met Office for numerical weather prediction. They additionally receive data from up to another 15 wind-profiling systems throughout Europe as part of the CWINDE (COST Wind Initiative for a Network Demonstration in Europe) project. A map showing the locations of the wind profilers is available on the CWINDE website. Data from wind profilers is also routinely transmitted accross the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) according to standards defined by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Those data can be found in the Met Office MetDB dataset also held by the BADC.

  • The CAST dataset contains data produced by the NERC Co-ordinated Airborne Studies in the Tropics (CAST) project. CAST was a collaborative initiative with NASA's Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) programme to study the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) over the Pacific Ocean and South East Asia. This dataset contains measurements of temperature, humidity, wind and ozone.

  • The CAST dataset contains data produced by the NERC Co-ordinated Airborne Studies in the Tropics (CAST) project. CAST was a collaborative initiative with NASA's Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) programme to study the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) over the Pacific Ocean and South East Asia. This dataset contains measurements of ozone, carbon dioxide, methane and other atmospheric chemical species.