UK Bare Soil Minimum Temperature data - Columns in the TMSL table
Table Description -
Columns in the TMSL table -
How to start filtering the rows of data out
The surface observation data are in a simple
Table Description: This entity contains bare soil minimum temperatures recorded at 09Z each
day. MIDAS stores rows in this table using
climatological station number, i.e. id_type = 'DCNN'.
ob_end_time = '0900, and
ob_hour_count = 12, are constants, and are not included as
attributes. These temperatures have not been reported since 1970.
Columns in the TMSL table:
For the convenience of users, the TMSL file column headers are available for download in Excel or as a comma separated text file
** Details available to registered users only.
More information about the Met Office surface data is available
in the documentation provided by the
How to start filtering the rows of data out:
- As the data arrive at the Met Office it undergoes quality control to check that the data are correct and consistent with the surrounding data points. Whether the process has occured or not is indicated by the version number (1 is the one to use as indicated in the table above).
- To show the progress of the data through the quality control the various variables will have an associated _q value (e.g. min_soil_temp_q). This _q value will have different values for each record (see details in table above).
- While the Met Office MIDAS system overwrites the existing entry in their database the BADC's MIDAS entries do not as the BADC takes snapshots of the the MIDAS database from time to time leading to duplicate entries occuring in our archive. If duplicate records are found, check the associated meto_stmp_time to determine which record is the most recent one - this is the one to use and the other(s) can be ignored.