Cleaned UK rainfall chemistry data (1986 - 2011)

Published by Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.   Licensed under “If you reuse this data, you should cite: Cape, J.N., Smith, R. I., Leaver, D.S. (2014). Cleaned UK rainfall chemistry data (1986 - 2011). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre https://doi.org/10.5285/ada39609-ddec-4cbe-85c2-4fdd6bd774d7; Licence terms and conditions apply (http://eidc.ceh.ac.uk/administration-folder/tools/ceh-standard-licence-texts/cehOGL/plain)”. Read More
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Provider: Defra

Responsible Party: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (author, pointOfContact); Defra (owner); EIDC (distributor); Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - Dise Section (resourceProvider); Environmental Information Data Centre (custodian); NERC Environmental Information Data Centre (publisher)

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These data are based on the UK rainfall chemistry data held on the UK-AIR database operated on behalf of Defra (http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/). A subset of 20 sites was analysed, being those with the longest continuous data record from 1986 to 2011. Rainfall samples from bulk collectors were taken weekly or two-weekly at sites across the UK and analyzed by a central laboratory. The raw reported data contain some samples which were contaminated by bird droppings, or by wind-blown dust, and should not be used to estimate annual or long-term wet deposition at the measurement sites. Some samples were missing for other reasons, such as physical loss of the rain sample prior to analysis. Following identification and removal of contaminated sample data, the missing data were estimated, where possible, using statistical interpolation across both time and space with the GENSTAT procedure MULTMISSING. The final datasets contain the accepted and estimated data values, flagged as appropriate. The data filenames correspond to the sites as listed in the UK-AIR database (Allt a'Mharcaidh, Bannisdale, Barcombe Mills, Bottesford, Eskdalemuir, Flatford Mill, Goonhilly, High Muffles, Hillsborough, Loch Dee, Lough Navar, Preston Montford, Pumlumon, Stoke Ferry, Strathvaich, Thorganby, Tycanol Wood,Wardlow Hay Cop, Whiteadder, Yarner Wood). This cleaned dataset was prepared by Neil Cape, Ron Smith and David Leaver at CEH Edinburgh on behalf of Defra and the Devolved Administrations under the project Pollutant Deposition Processes.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 60.99° to 49.72°
Longitude: -8.03° to 1.88°

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Added to data.gov.uk 21/07/2014
Theme Environment
Temporal coverage 1/1/1986 - 31/12/2011
Harvest URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/gemini/waf/
Harvest date 13/03/2017 19:02
Metadata date 13/3/2017
Harvest GUID ada39609-ddec-4cbe-85c2-4fdd6bd774d7
Harvest source reference https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/gemini/waf/ada39609-ddec-4cbe-85c2-4fdd6bd774d7.xml
Extent Latitude: 60.99° to 49.72°
Longitude: -8.03° to 1.88°
Spatial reference system 4326
Dataset reference date 30/5/2014 (publication)
Frequency of update notPlanned
Responsible party Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (author, pointOfContact); Defra (owner); EIDC (distributor); Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - Dise Section (resourceProvider); Environmental Information Data Centre (custodian); NERC Environmental Information Data Centre (publisher)
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