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  • The Sparsholt College-South Wonston water station radio links data describe signal levels of several links at a frequency of 38 Ghz, which covered a path of 5km from the South Wonston water tower near the A34 to Sparsholt College. The data were collected between October 2002 and April 2005. The radio link between Sparsholt college and the Wonston water tower is used to investigate the effects of rain and sleet on radio signals.

  • Data have been collected from the 4th of April 2002 to the present by the Ultra-violet Raman lidar at Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire. The dataset contains measurements of attenuated backscatter coefficients of aerosols within the atmosphere, and humidity mixing ratios. Plots of the attenuated backscatter coefficient, and of the humidity mixing ratios, at different heights are also available.

  • Data were collected by the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Meteorological Particle Sensor from 2009 to present. During this time the particle sensor was at Chilbolton, Hampshire, whilst previously it had been positioned at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. The dataset contains measurements of the size of individual particulates including rain, snow, and hail, as well as estimates of drizzle, total rainfall and liquid water content.

  • Radio propagation measurements at 20 GHz at Chilbolton, Hampshire for the ESA funded Large Scale Assessment of KA/Q band atmospheric channel using the ALPHASAT TDP5 Propagation beacon signal.

  • Measurements of tropospheric attenuation (excess and total) made at Sparsholt in Hampshire, UK using the ITALSAT satellite F1 beacon signal at 40 GHz.

  • Data were collected by the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Present Weather Sensor from 28th of January 2005 to the 21st of May 2007 at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. The dataset contains reports of current weather conditions and those over the last hour using both NWS (National Weather Service)and WMO (World Meteorological Organistion) weather codes.

  • Data were collected by the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Meteorological Sensor from 2003 to 2007 at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. The standard meteorological measurements were made in support of all experiments at the Chilbolton Observatory. The data are automatically recorded every 10 seconds from a range of different sensors. The dataset contains measurements including temperature, dew point, pressure, wind speed and wind direction.

  • The Chilbolton Observatory, Hampshire, have had a Vaisala CT75K lidar ceilometer deployed since 13th September 1996. This dataset contains measurements of the range of first, second, and third cloud base from the lidar and attenuated backscatter coefficients of aerosols within the atmosphere from 1996 to 2013. Plots of the attenuated backscatter coefficient at different heights are also available. The instrument has been regularly calibrated using the method described by O'Connor, Ewan J., Anthony J. Illingworth, Robin J. Hogan, 2004: A Technique for Auto-calibration of Cloud Lidar. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 21, 777–786. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0426(2004)021<0777:ATFAOC>2.0.CO;2 . Prior to April 2014 this technique had been applied manually, but from 2014 this was automated to provide a routine, automated application of O'Connor et al's calibration technique. This also highlighted an instrument calibration drift not previously spotted in earlier data and so a corrected data have been added to the archive for the following periods (denoted by "_cor1" in the filename): 1st July 2003 – 31st December 2003, January 2006 to December 2012 and February and March 2013. Users should see the data quality notes for further details. For post 2013 data please refer to the "all-years" dataset.

  • Data were collected by the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Disdrometer from the 1st of April 2003 to the present at Chilbolton, Hampshire. The dataset contains measurements of the drop size distribution of rain.

  • Data were collected by the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Meteorological Particle Sensor between 2004 and 2007. During this time the particle sensor was at Sparsholt College, Hampshire, after which it was re-located to Chilbolton. The dataset contains measurements of the size of individual particulates including rain, snow, and hail, as well as estimates of drizzle, total rainfall and liquid water content.