Meridian Project Zone II Versions ZH3 Vol 6 (2) 2021
A dataset of Beijing MST radar horizontal wind fields at Xianghe Station in 2012
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Abstract & Keywords
Abstract: The atmospheric horizontal wind is an essential parameter for studying atmospheric dynamic characteristics, processes, and dynamic coupling between the upper and lower atmosphere. MST (Mesosphere Stratosphere and Troposphere) radar plays a unique role in atmospheric wind field detection and can obtain horizontal wind profiles with high temporal and spatial resolution. The Beijing MST radar was built and operated by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences with the support of the Chinese Meridian Project. It is located at Xianghe Observatory of Whole Atmosphere, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (39.75°N, 116.96°E). This dataset contains atmospheric horizontal wind speed and direction, observed by the Beijing MST radar in 2012. The detection height ranges from 3 to 25 km, the vertical resolution is 600 m, and the sampling interval is 30 minutes. After removing the abnormal points, the horizontal wind profile is consistent with the nearest Beijing radiosonde data. This dataset can play a unique role in studies of atmospheric dynamics like atmospheric wind fields, waves, etc., and processes in the troposphere and lower stratosphere.
Keywords: Beijing MST radar; horizontal wind speed; horizontal wind direction; troposphere and lower stratosphere; Xianghe Station
Dataset Profile
TitleBeijing MST radar middle mode product data at Xianghe Station
Data corresponding authorTIAN Yufang ( )
Data authorsInstitute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Time range2012
Geographical scopeXianghe Observatory of Whole Atmosphere, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (39.75°N, 116.96°E)
Data volume31.3 MB
Data format*.dat
Data service system<>
Sources of fundingMeridian Project; National Natural Science Foundation of China (41905042); The Open Research Project of Large Research Infrastructures of CAS - "Study on the interaction between low/mid-latitude atmosphere and ionosphere based on the Chinese Meridian Project".
Dataset compositionThe dataset consists of 11,801 data files with a size of 31.3 MB.
Article and author information
Tian Yufang
Chen Ze
Lyu Daren
Publication records
Released: Dec. 8, 2020 ( VersionsZH2
Published: June 30, 2021 ( VersionsZH3