Pontbren rain gauge data

This dataset is from a network of rain gauges located across the Pontbren study site in mid-Wales, UK. Rain gauges were installed at various locations across the site between 2005-2009 as part of the Pontbren Catchment Study Land Use and Management Multi-Scale Experimental Programme. Each sub-folder within the Pontbren Rain Gauge data set contains data for each of the different monitoring locations. Each location has a 0.2 mm tipping bucket rain gauge along with a storage gauge, apart from at the Bowl study site where only a tipping bucket rain gauge was installed. Tipping bucket rain gauges were connected to data loggers and the number of tips occurring in a 10 minute period recorded. This data is presented in mm of rainfall / day (mmd 1). Data are provided in the form of .txt files and the tipping bucket data is generally split into six-month blocks. Associated with each data point in the .txt file is a quality assurance code, QA code, in the adjacent column. Storage gauge data where it exists are presented in the form of mm of rainfall occurring between a start and finish time. Details of the dataset, the quality assurance coding system and monitoring locations are provided in the supporting documentation.

Publication date: 2012-04-02

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Supporting documentation

Format of the dataset : Tab delimited text

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2005-04-04    to    2010-12-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Marshall, Miles R.; Francis, Oliver J.; Frogbrook, Zoë L.; Jackson, Bethanna M.; McIntyre, Neil; Reynolds, Brian; Solloway, Imogen; Wheater, Howard S.; Chell, Joanne. 2009 The impact of upland land management on flooding: results from an improved pasture hillslope. Hydrological Processes, 23 (3). 464-475.
Wheater, Howard; Reynolds, Brian; McIntyre, Neil; Marshall, Miles; Jackson, Bethana; Frogbrook, Zoë; Solloway, Imogen; Francis, Oliver; Chell, Jo. 2008 Impacts of upland land management on flood risk: Multi-scale modeling methodology and results from the Pontbren experiment. Manchester, Flood Risk Management Research Consortium, 126pp. (FRMRC Research Report UR16, CEH Project Number: C02699)

Quality

Lineage
Digital data subject to manual validation procedures during capture and transfer to the main geo database and through subsequent statistical analysis and modelling. Full details provided in the 'Pontbren Catchment Study Data catalogue'.

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Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Point Of Contact
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Environment Centre Wales, Deiniol Road
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2UW
United Kingdom

Spatial

Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Keywords

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Elevation
Environment
Farming
Inland Waters
Other keywords
Hydrology
Flood risk management
Soil
Water
Flooding
CEH Water Programme
CEH Project CO2699
CEH Topic
Water Resources
Climate and climate change
Soil
Emmett Section
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Place keywords
United Kingdom
Wales
Pontbren
Temporal keywords
Continuous
Weekly

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1331813248765
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/60f54bca-2eea-4024-a877-a1d9717140c6

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