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A new batch of high resolution radiosonde data is now available from the BADC. ============================================================================== The dataset now includes more recent data and data from extra stations. In particular 3 years of data from the St Helena site, and data from the new Met Office autosonde sites is now available. More information about the High Resolution data held at the BADC can be found at: http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/data/rad-highres/ BADC Support 03th June 2003Read more
The Met Office has now stopped updating GISST/GIICE datasets. HadISST 1.1 is the replacement product provided by the Hadley Centre at the The Met Office. It contains monthly long-term global gridded SST and sea ice analysis (1870 to present). This dataset was available from the Met Office as an historical dataset and is now being made operational (i.e. updated every month). HadISST has a different sea-ice analysis from GISST; as a consequence of this, the data will not be available until the 2nd of the month, 2 months afterwards (e.g. January's data will become available in March). To find out more about this new dataset and access restrictions, please read through the HadIsst dataset web pages. BADC Support 16/04/03.Read more
The Met Office had planned to stop updating GISST/GIICE datasets in May 2003. However, some problems were encountered in producing the GISST updates from March 2003. "The current route for producing GISST uses the version 1 of the Reynolds optimally interpolated SSTs as background field in some areas, and these fields are no longer being produced. We (The Met Office) could switch to using version 2, but this would produce some differences in the result, particularly for areas close to sea-ice." After careful consideration, the Met Office has decided to stop updating the GISST/GICE datasets. The last update is therefore for February 2003. The Met Office has a replacement product, called HadISST, which has been available from the Met Office as an historical dataset and is now being made operational (i.e. updated every month). HadISST has a different sea-ice analysis from GISST; as a consequence of this, the data will not be available until the 2nd of the month, 2 months afterwards (e.g. January's data will become available in March). The BADC is now working on making this replacement dataset available to registered users. Users will be informed in due course. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause in the meantime. BADC Support 11/04/03.Read more