Metadata: 1987 - Ongoing Met Office Marine Automatic Weather Station (MAWS) Meteorological Observations

Geographic Extent

Geographic bounding box

The metadata covers the following areas (in the order West, South, East, North):

Overview

Abstract: Meteorological observations originating from moored buoys, light vessels or remote island systems produced hourly for weather forecasting and as part of the long term climatological record. Measurements include mean sea level pressure, air temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, max gust speed, sea surface temperature (SST), visibility, wave period and wave height. On occasion there may be gaps within the dataset.

Data holder: Met Office

Online resource present: [Yes]

Use constraints:

Details

Details for the metadata are as follows:

Unique resource identifier (info)

A Unique Resource Identifier allows a dataset to be identified by a code. This code is generally assigned by the data owner and commonly consists of the organisation which manages the dataset and a number or code which is used to uniquely identify it within the databases of the organisation. If this code is unique then it is possible for an organisation to identify a dataset that a 3rd party may be referring to and also to quickly identify where dataset records may be duplicated in a portal.

MEDIN-266
Abstract (info)

The abstract should provide a clear and brief statement of the content of the resource (e.g. dataset). Include what has been recorded, what form the data takes, what purpose it was collected for, and any limiting information, i.e. limits or caveats on the use and interpretation of the data. Background methodology and quality information should be entered into the Lineage element (element 10). It is recommended that acronyms and abbreviations are reproduced in full. e.g. Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).

Meteorological observations originating from moored buoys, light vessels or remote island systems produced hourly for weather forecasting and as part of the long term climatological record. Measurements include mean sea level pressure, air temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, max gust speed, sea surface temperature (SST), visibility, wave period and wave height. On occasion there may be gaps within the dataset.
Resource locator (info)

The online location of the resource.

Keywords (info)

Keywords belonging to various MEDIN approved thesauri.

Geographic bounding box (info)

These four sub-elements represent the geographical bounding box(s) of the resource's extent. Multiple bounding boxes are allowed to describe datasets or series which have a disparate geographic coverage; each bounding box must have only one occurrence of each of east, west, north and south sub element described. The co-ordinates of these bounding box(s) should be expressed as decimal degrees longitude and latitude. A minimum of two and a maximum of four decimal places should be provided.

Latitudes between 0 and 90N, and longitudes between 0 and 180E should be expressed as positive numbers, and latitudes between 0 and 90S, and longitudes between 0 and 180W should be expressed as negative numbers. In the event that a single point is being described we recommend using the en-coding shown in the last example.

The metadata covers the following areas (in the order West, South, East, North):
Limitations on public access (info)

This element describes any restrictions imposed on the resource for security and other reasons using the controlled ISO vocabulary RestrictionCode. If there are no limitations on public access, this must be indicated. All terms are can be found in the MEDIN discovery standard.

otherRestrictions
Definition: Limitation not listed
Other constraints: freely available for personal and educational use, charges will apply for other usage e.g. commercial
Conditions for access and use constraints (info)

This element describes any restrictions and legal restraints on using the data. Any known constraints such as fees should be identified.

freely available for personal and educational use, charges will apply for other usage e.g. commercial
Resource type (info)

Identify the type of resource e.g. a dataset using the controlled vocabulary, MD_ScopeCode from ISO 19115. In order to comply with INSPIRE the resource type must be a dataset, a series (collection of datasets with a common specification) or a service. All terms can be found in the MEDIN discovery standard

series
Definition: Information applies to a group of datasets linked by a common specification
Temporal reference (info)

It is recommended that all known temporal references of the resource are included. The temporal extent of the resource (e.g. the time period over which data were collected) and the date of publication (i.e. the date at which it was made publicly available) are mandatory.

The data span the period from Thursday 01 January 1987 to Tuesday 13 January 2015 inclusive.
Publication date was Thursday 01 January 1987 [Previous records] [Subsequent records]
Extent (info)

Keywords selected from controlled vocabularies to describe the spatial extent of the resource. MEDIN strongly recommends the use of the SeaVox Sea Areas which is a managed vocabulary and has a worldwide distribution. Other vocabularies available including ICES areas and rectangles or Charting Progress 2 regions may be used.

Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Eastern Channel
Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Western Channel and Celtic Sea
Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Irish Sea
Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Southern North Sea
Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Northern North Sea
Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Minches & Western Scotland
Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Scottish Continental Shelf
Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Rockall Trough & Bank
Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Faroe-Shetland Channel
Charting Progress 2 Sea Areas: Atlantic North West Approaches
SeaDataNet vertical extent keywords: atmosphere
Spatial reference system (info)

Describes the system of spatial referencing (typically a coordinate reference system) used in the resource. This should be derived from the EPSG register of geodetic parameters. To find a code click on the OGP Online Registry and if you know the title (eg WGS84) then type this in the ‘Name’ field and click search. The name, code and further information is displayed. If you are looking for a specific type of reference system such as ‘vertical’ then click in the ‘Type’ box, hover over coordinate reference system and click on vertical and then click the search button and all recorded vertical reference systems are shown. If you want to search for a reference system in a particular part of the world (e.g. Northern Ireland Grid) the you may do so by submitting a term to the ‘Area’ box or fill out the lat and longs then click search. The website also provides a database of the reference systems and web services to access the information.

Coordinate Reference System

Identifier: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Name: WGS 84
Type: geographic 2D
Scope: Horizontal component of 3D system. Used by the GPS satellite navigation system and for NATO military geodetic surveying.
Information source: EPSG. See 3D CRS for original information source.

Area of Use

Identifier: urn:ogc:def:area:EPSG::1262
Name: World
Information source: OGP

Datum

Prime Meridian

Identifier: urn:ogc:def:meridian:EPSG::8901
Name: Greenwich
Greenwich longitude: 0.0

Ellipsoid

Identifier: urn:ogc:def:ellipsoid:EPSG::7030
Name: WGS 84
Information source: DMA Technical Manual 8350.2-B
Remarks: Inverse flattening derived from four defining parameters (semi-major axis; C20 = -484.16685*10e-6; earth's angular velocity w = 7292115e11 rad/sec; gravitational constant GM = 3986005e8 m*m*m/s/s).
Semi major axis: 6378137.0
Inverse flattening: 298.257223563

Coordinate System

Identifier: urn:ogc:def:cs:EPSG::6422
Name: Ellipsoidal 2D CS. Axes: latitude, longitude. Orientations: north, east. UoM: degree
Type: ellipsoidal
Information source: OGP
Remarks: Coordinates referenced to this CS are in degrees. Any degree representation (e.g. DMSH, decimal, etc.) may be used but that used must be declared for the user by the supplier of data. Used in geographic 2D coordinate reference systems.

Axis 1

Identifier: urn:ogc:def:axis:EPSG::106
Axis direction: north
Axis abbreviation: Lat

Axis 1 description

Identifier: urn:ogc:def:axis-name:EPSG::9901
Name: Geodetic latitude
Description: Angle from the equatorial plane to the perpendicular to the ellipsoid through a given point, northwards usually treated as positive.
Information source: OGP
Remarks: Used in geographic 2D and geographic 3D coordinate reference systems.

Axis 2

Identifier: urn:ogc:def:axis:EPSG::107
Axis direction: east
Axis abbreviation: Long

Axis 2 description

Identifier: urn:ogc:def:axis-name:EPSG::9902
Name: Geodetic longitude
Description: Angle from the prime meridian plane to the meridian plane passing through the given point, eastwards usually treated as positive.
Information source: OGP
Remarks: Used in geographic 2D and geographic 3D coordinate reference systems.
Topic category (info)

This element is mandatory for INSPIRE and must be included. This indicates the main theme(s) of the data resource. It is required for INSPIRE compliance. The relevant topic category should be selected from the ISO 19115/TC 211 Topic Category list. Within MEDIN the parameter group keywords from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary (P021) list are mapped to the ISO Topic Categories so it is possible to generate the topic categories automatically once the keywords from BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary (P021) have been selected.

climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Definition: Processes and phenomena of the atmosphere. Examples: cloud cover; weather; climate; atmospheric conditions; climate change; precipitation.
Lineage (info)

Lineage includes the background information, history of the sources of data used and can include data quality statements. The lineage element can include information about: source material; data collection methods used; data processing methods used; quality control processes. This should include any data collection standards used. Additional information source to record relevant references to the data e.g. reports, articles, website.

Data is collected hourly by dual automatic meteorological instruments which are maintained and calibrated on a regular basis. Data quality is considered, monitored and addressed throughout its entire life cycle. Accurate instruments, regular instrument calibration, dual sensors, data formats and software checking in both near real-time and delayed mode.
Additional information (info)

Any references to external information that are considered useful, e.g. project website, report, journal article may be recorded. It should not be used to record additional information about the resource.

Responsible party (info)

Provides a description of an organisation or person who has a role for the dataset or resource. 'Originator' (a mandatory field) is the person or organisation who created the resource. 'Custodian' (a mandatory field) is the person or organisation that accepts responsibility for the data and ensures appropriate care and maintenance.

If the data have been lodged with a MEDIN approved Data Archive Centre then the DAC should be specified as the Custodian. 'Distributor' (a conditional field) is the person or organisation that distributes the resource. 'pointOfContact' is the party who can be contacted for acquiring knowledge about or acquisition of the resource. There are further designations listed at 'Annex H. ISO Responsible party codelist' in 'Guidance notes for the production of discovery metadata for the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN)'.

Met Office
Address: FitzRoy Road, Exeter, EX1 3PB
Data Manager
Email: enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk
Roles:
  • Party who created the resource.
  • Party that accepts accountability and responsibility for the data and ensures appropriate care and maintenance of the resource.
Emma Steventon
Email: emma.steventon@metoffice.gov.uk
Roles:
  • Party who can be contacted for acquiring knowledge about or acquisition of the resource.
Resource language (info)
Describes the language(s) of any textual information contained within the resource.
English
Frequency of update (info)
This describes the frequency that the resource (data set) is modified or updated and should be included if known. For example if the data set is from a monitoring programme which samples once per year then the frequency is annually.
Data is repeatedly and frequently updated
Date of update of metadata (info)
This describes the last date the metadata was updated on. If the metadata has not been updated it should give the date on which it was created.
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Metadata standard name (info)
Identify the metadata standard used to create the metadata.
MEDIN Discovery metadata standard
Metadata standard version (info)
Identify the version of the metadata standard used to create the metadata.
2.3.8
Metadata language (info)
Describes the language(s) elements of the metadata.
English
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