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THE NERC MST RADAR FACILITY AT ABERYSTWYTH
FILE FORMAT FOR SKY-CAMERA IMAGES
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The files contain (jpg) sky image files at 1 minute intervals covering 1 hour, from 00 minutes past the hour (in UTC) to 59 minutes past the hour.
Data are available from 26th April 2007 to the present. Refer to Instrument performance weblog for details of any problems with the camera.
File naming convention: Click here to find out about the file naming convention used for other files.
The files stored in the data archive are named by the convention:
The date-time information relates to the start of the archive period. The archive files contain a number (typically 60) of individual image files which follow the naming convention:
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Archiving convention -Click here to find out about the archiving conventions used for other files
File format -Click here to find out about the formats used for other files.
The individual images can be extracted on a Linux/UNIX system with the command:
which places the jpg files in the same directory as the tar file. On a Windows system the individual files can be extracted using a program such as WinZip.
The first image for each hour is available through the quick-look plots.
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Last updated 29th August 2008