University of Reading Atmospheric Observatory Database


These variables specify which column(s) of the dataset are available. Note that variable names used here must exactly match those in the header of the data file, otherwise the extractor will not be able to match it up with a column.

Category ID Long Name Units
typetemp TSoil100 100cm soil temperature degC
typetemp TSoil10 10cm soil temperature degC
typewind U10max_der 10m maximum wind gust m/s
typewind U10run_der 10m run of wind km
typewind Dirn10 10m wind direction deg
typewind U10 10m wind speed m/s
typetemp TSoil20 20cm soil temperature degC
typewind U2run_der 2m run of wind km
typetemp TSoil30 30cm soil temperature degC
typetemp TSoil50 50cm soil temperature degC
typetemp TSoil5 5cm soil temperature degc
typewind U5max_der 5m maximum wind gust m/s
typewind U5run_der 5m run of wind km
typewind Dirn5 5m wind direction deg
typewind U5 5m wind speed m/s
typerain Rain 5min rainfall mm
typenull Sdur 5min sunshine sec
typenull Sg_accum_der Accumulated global solar radiation since 0000UTC MJ/m2
typerain Rain_accum_der Accumulated rainfall since 0000UTC mm
typenull Sdur_accum_der Accumulated sunshine since 0000UTC h
typetemp Tsoil Bare soil temperature degC
typenull CNR4T CNR4 radiometer temp degC
typetemp Tconc Concrete temperature degC
typetemp Tdew_der Derived dew point degC
typetemp VP_der Derived vapour pressure hPa
typetemp Twet_der Derived wet bulb temperature degC
typenull Sd Diffuse solar radiation W/m2
typenull Sb Direct beam solar radiation W/m2
typetemp Td Dry bulb temperature degC
typenull Sg Global solar radiation W/m2
typetemp Tgrass Grass temperature degC
typenull G Ground heat flux W/m2
typenull Ldw Longwave-down W/m2
typenull Ldw(uc) Longwave-down(uncorrected) W/m2
typenull Luw Longwave-up W/m2
typenull Luw(uc) Longwave-up(uncorrected) W/m2
typepres Pmsl MSL pressure hPa
typetemp Tw Measured wet bulb temperature degC
typenull Rn Net radiative heat flux W/m2
typetemp RH Relative humidity %
typenull Sb(csd3) Sb(csd3) W/m2
typenull Sdw Shortwave-down W/m2
typenull Suw Shortwave-up W/m2
typepres P Station pressure hPa