Leach, D. et al

Continuous measurements of meteorological parameters (2002-2006) [LOCAR]

Continuous measurements of meteorological parameters from the Frome Piddle; Pang Lambourn and Tern catchments, recorded between 2002 and 2006. Automatic weather stations were installed at 7 sites in these catchments to record hourly values of soil heat flux, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, solar and net radiation (upward and downward short and long wave), rainfall, soil temperature at 10 and 30 cm, air temperature and wind direction and speed for differing periods at the varying sites. The instruments were installed as part of the NERC funded Lowland Catchment Research (LOCAR) Programme to provide comparable baseline metrological data across the LOCAR catchments.

Publication date: 2015-11-05

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This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Leach, D.; Henville, P.; Wyatt, R.; Hewitt, E.; Morrissey, I.; Weller, J.; Tindall, C. I.; Bachiller-Jareno, N. (2015). Continuous measurements of meteorological parameters (2002-2006) [LOCAR]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/d55a6607-7da7-4b6e-8b28-f5fbd63884a9


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Study area
Temporal extent
2002-10-10    to    2006-12-12

Provenance & quality

The automatic weather stations were programmed to routinely take all the readings for the various variables on an hourly basis and store them on the connected logger. The Catchment Service Team in each catchment was responsible for installing, maintaining and downloading the loggers at each site on a regular basis. The data are raw and have not been quality controlled.

Correspondence/contact details

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom


Leach, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Henville, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wyatt, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hewitt, E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Morrissey, I.
Birmingham University
Weller, J.
Birmingham University
Tindall, C. I.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bachiller-Jareno, N.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid


Topic categories
Catchment LOCAR,  meteorology,  Rees Section Tabular,  The Lowland Catchment Research Programme,  Time Series Water Quality Water resources (en) Weather
Environmental Monitoring Facilities