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Quicklooks from long-term observational campaignsFor the full archive of Chilbolton radar and lidar measurements click here. Some quicklooks from older studies and campaigns are detailed below. See also the CloudNet website for quicklooks of observations and model data from several remote sites around the globe.
Data at BADC
The cloud radar and lidar at Chilbolton operate round-the-clock, and much of the data is now available at the British Atmospheric Data Centre in NetCDF format (you will need to register). To read this data you may find the programs on our software page useful - please also read the radar documentation and lidar documentation. This activity is funded by the European Space Agency under the Cloud Characteristics II project.
905-nm lidar quicklooks 17 February to 31 October 2000
Images are also produced automatically as the data are taken.
Composites of radar, lidar, rainrate and cloud cover from 25 October 1998 to 24 January 1999
Lidar backscatter coefficient from 2 October 1998 to 28 January 1999
Quicklooks from field experiments
Images from the 3-GHz radar during the CWVC flights.
Flight II (9 June 2000)
Flight III (20 October 2000)
Flight IV (21 November 2000)
Flight V (28 February 2001)
Negative KDP in thunderstormsWhen negative KDP is observed in the cores of thunderstorms it indicates the vertical alignment of ice crystals. This is something that cannot occur by inertial forces alone, so indicates the presence of a strong electric field. When the orientation changes suddenly from vertical to horizontal (KDP switches from negative to positive) then it indicates a lightning strike.
All the thunderstorm scans from CAMRa on 28 July 2000.
All the thunderstorm scans from CAMRa on 4 July 2000.
All the thunderstorm scans from CAMRa on 4 July 2001.