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This data resource consists of a nutrient concentration time series for the River Frome at East Stoke, Dorset, gathered between January 2004 and February 2006. Total phosphorus concentration data was gathered for the full duration of the project. Soluble reactive phosphorus, total oxidisable nitrogen and dissolved reactive silicon concentration was only gathered from Jan 2005 until Feb 2006. Sampling interval varied throughout the monitoring period, from a minimum of two samples to day, to eight per day during storm events (with an average of three samples per day throughout the duration of the monitoring period). Samples were taken from the main flow of the river using an automatic water sampler, and analysed using standard colorometric methods, at the CEH Dorset laboratories. Further details of the field and laboratory procedures are outlined in Bowes MJ, Smith JT, Neal C. The value of high resolution nutrient monitoring: a case study of the River Frome, Dorset, UK. Journal of Hydrology 2009; 378: 82-96. Full details about this dataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/7af4c236-5148-4d3d-815c-b6451aee67a5
The Meteorological Research Flight (MRF) was a Met Office facility, which flew a well-instrumented C-130 Hercules aircraft for atmospheric research purposes. This dataset contains airborne atmospheric and chemistry measurements taken on board the Met Office C-130 Hercules aircraft flight A445 for research purposes.
The Atmospheric Chemistry Studies in the Oceanic Environment (ACSOE) was a 5-year Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) programme on tropospheric chemistry coordinated by the University of East Anglia and involving research groups from a number of UK universities and research institutes. The Meteorological Research Flight (MRF) was a Met Office facility, which flew a well-instrumented C-130 Hercules aircraft for atmospheric research purposes. This dataset contains airborne atmospheric and chemistry measurements taken on board the Met Office C-130 Hercules aircraft flight A477 for the ACSOE project.
The global weather observation data contain meteorological values observed at 3-hrly intervals by non-UK stations, as reported in SYNOP and METAR codes. The messages contain measurements of the concrete state, wind speed and direction, cloud type and amount, visibility, temperature, sunshine duration, precipitation amount, and present and past weather. The data span from 1974 to present.
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) has provided global atmospheric analyses from its archive for many years. The ERA-15 Re-analysis project was devised in response to wishes expressed by many users for a data set generated by a modern, consistent, and invariant data assimilation system. The ERA-15 project produced a long time-series (January 1979 - February 1994) of consistent meteorological analyses using a single version of the ECMWF model. This dataset is a direct copy of disk 1 of the ECMWF Re-Anlysis Sample Data CD-ROM. It contain some evaporation data which is not elsewhere in the CEDA archive. The data are 2.5 degree gridded at 12Z daily for the Re-Analysis period, 1979-1993. The parameters are: U10 - The 10 meter U wind component (also in BADC archive) V10 - The 10 meter U wind component (also in BADC archive) e - evaporation tp - Total precipitation (large scale plus convective) (also in BADC archive) tcc - Total Cloud cover (also in BADC archive) t2 - 2 meter temperature (also in BADC archive) d2 - 2 meter dew point temperature
The Meteorological Research Flight (MRF) was a Met Office facility, which flew a well-instrumented C-130 Hercules aircraft for atmospheric research purposes. This dataset contains airborne atmospheric and chemistry measurements taken on board the Met Office C-130 Hercules aircraft flight A431 for research purposes.
The Shoeburyness Field Trial: Investigation of Meteorological Effects on the Sound Propagation from a Helicopter Operating Near a Land Sea Interface Project was a QinetiQ applied research programme 3G23, funded by Ministry of Defence (MOD). The project duration was from April 2004 to March 2007 and had the aim to investigate noise modelling of helicopters with regard to long range sound propagation. The trial sought to understand more fully the meteorological effects on sound propagation over a land sea interface. This dataset collection contains measurements from the Universities Facility for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM) Doppler lidar system, which was used to obtain profiles of the radial velocity to determine turbulence measurements at points along the aircraft flight path.
The Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment (AAOE) aimed to study chemical composition and physical parameters in the Antarctic during the development of the Antarctic Ozone Hole in August and September 1987. The data is primarily that collected onboard the NASA ER-2 and DC-8 aircraft, along with ozonesonde data collected at four Antarctic stations: Halley Bay, McMurdo, Palmer Station, and the South Pole. The experiment tested the chemical and dynamical theories of the ozone hole using the aircraft data in theoretical computer models of the chemistry and dynamics of the stratosphere. The data include atmospheric composition, meteorological parameters, aerosol data and cloud data.
The UK Met Office high resolution radiosonde data describe observations taken every 2 seconds by radiosondes from Met Office observation stations in the UK. The dataset contains measurements of parameters such as temperature, wind speed and direction, and pressure.
The University of Leeds automatic weather station (AWS) data describe meteorological measurements taken by 16 AWSs across the UK on the 6th of June 2005. All data were sampled at 3 second intervals. The dataset contains measurements of wind direction, wind speed, air pressure, surface pressure, and relative humidity.