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THE NERC MST RADAR FACILITY AT ABERYSTWYTH

How To Gain Access To Data From The Facility

NERC's Open Access Data Policy

In keeping with NERC's open access data policy: The data will typically be made available through the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) within 36 hours of acquisition. This allows time for processing and for collation of the data into 24 hour blocks. Longer delays may occasionally occur as a result of technical problems.

The open access data policy only applies to the Facility's standard data products, i.e. to the files made available through the BADC on the time scales indicated above. Where possible, the Facility will also provide non-standard data products - e.g. data extracted from the standard files but made available in an alternative format, data derived from non-standard processing, and data made available in near-real time. You will be required to submit an Application for Facility Support and commercial rates may apply for non-academic projects.

Application for Facility Support (AFS)

All users of the Facility's data are strongly encouraged to submit an Application for Facility Support (AFS). It is only by being able to report to NERC on the projects it supports that the Facility is able to ensure continued funding.

It is only obligatory to submit an AFS if you require:
  • User Support: you require any interaction with the Facility's Project Scientist e.g. for help with accessing, analysing, or interpreting the standard data products or for the provision of non-standard data products

  • Campaign Support: you require the Facility to support an observation campaign

  • Instrument Support: you require the Facility to host a piece of guest equipment
Before submitting an AFS, you should
contact the Facility's Project Scientist to check whether the desired support can be provided.

Data users who have not applied for Facility Support should not expect direct help with anything beyond the most trivial of enquiries. They must rely solely on the online resources. They simply need to click on the first link below in order to gain data access.

Click here to apply for access to the MST Radar Facility's dataset through the BADC.

Click here to apply for Facility Support.

Internal Links:

Return to the top of the page
Contact the Facility's Project Scientist
How to acknowledge use of the Facility's data.
Apply for Facility Support

External Links:

Apply for access to the NERC MST Radar Facility's dataset through the BADC
NERC's open-access data policy
The Open Government Licence
Page maintained by David Hooper.
Last updated 5th April 2013
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