The Climatological Observers Link - data reporting

If you would like to submit monthly summaries for inclusion in the Bulletin of the Climatological Observers Link (you don't have to be a member to do this) then please use the form below.

Click on the highlighted address to open a mail file to the COL Editorr.bruggeREMOVE@rdg.ac.uk

Now copy and paste the file below (starting with the line 'COL data') into your mail message.

Finally insert your own data in the appropriate points in the email (down the left hand edge of the file is best) and send the message.

Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged.

COL data  
     station name
     station altitude (metres)
     period of averages (IDEALLY 1971-2000 or 1991-2000)
     year
     month                    
     mean max (C)                
     diff from av (C)
     mean min (C)              
     diff from av (C)
     mean (C)
     diff from av (C)
     high max (C)                  
     date                          
     low max (C)
     date                          
     high min (C)
     date                          
     low min (C)
     date                          
     grass min (C)
     date      
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     rain total (mm)
     % of av                       
     raindays (no. of days with 0.2mm or more)
     wetdays (no. of days with 1.0mm or more)
     most in a day (mm)
     date
RAIN                     
     other days over 25mm:  (add similar lines if necessary)
     fall (mm)
     date                          
     fall (mm)
     date                          
ENDRAIN
     no. of days with:                  
     air frost (air min temp -0.1C or less)
     ground frost (grass min temp -0.1C or less)
     sleet/snow falling (in the UK from 0000-2400 GMT)
     50% snow cover at morning observation hour
     thunder heard (in the UK from 0000-2400 GMT)
     smallhail < 5mm diameter
     largehail >=5mm diameter
     fog at morning observation hour
THUNDER
     dates and times of any thunder (create additional lines under here)
     first day and times
     second day and times, etc
ENDTHUNDER               
SNOWFALLING
     dates of any sleet/snow falling (create additional lines under here)
     list of dates
ENDSNOWFALLING
SNOWLYING
     dates of any sleet/snow lying at a.m. observation 
     time (create additional lines under here)
     list of dates
ENDSNOWLYING
SUNSHINE
     total sunshine (hours)
     % of av                      
     most in a day (hours)
     date                          
     sunless days          
ENDSUNSHINE
                                   
     time of morning observation (indicate GMT or BST also)
SOIL TEMPS
     5cm mean                      
     10cm mean                     
     20cm mean                     
     30cm mean                     
     50cm mean                     
     100cm mean                    
WINDDATA
     days with gale (10min mean wind 39mph/34kts or more)
     Number of days with wind from       
     N                             
     NE                            
     E                             
     SE                            
     S                             
     SW                            
     W
     NW
     calm
     mean wind speed mph
     max gust mph
     date
WINDGUST
     other days with gusts over 50mph: (add similar lines if necessary)
     gust mph
     date
     gust mph
     date
ENDWINDGUST
     cloud cover percent
     mean RH at morning observation
     rain duration (hours) (rate of 0.1mm/hour or greater)
     frost duration (hours)
     Piche evaporation (ml)
     mean sea temp (C)
     normal for month (C)
     max sea temp (C)
     date
     min sea temp (C)
     date
     mean pressure (mb) at 0900 GMT ONLY
     pressure anomaly for month (mb)
     max pressure at any time of day
     date
     min pressure at any time of day
     date
     black bulb mean max (C)
     black bulb max (C)
     date
     black bulb min (C)
     date
ENDBB
GLOBAL RADIATION
     daily mean (MJ/m2)
     max daily value (MJ/m2)
     date
     min daily value (MJ/m2)
     date
     number of days with data
     1-hour maximum (W/m2)
     date
     starting time of the hour
     instrument
END RADIATION
DAILY and MONTHLY STATION NOTES - insert text lines below
Daily:

Monthly:

ENDNOTES
CHANGE - insert lines giving address, phone, email, station changes
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Last updated 27 March 2006. This page is maintained by r.bruggeREMOVE@rdg.ac.uk.