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Metlog Comprehensible User Interface

This page is an attempt at a more comprehensible interface to our online Oracle archive. If you cannot get what you want via this page, you may need to use the Full Interface.

Climatological data

Most of the information we have is synoptic data: ie, actual weather reports as they are received. That is not what you want if you want to know long-term averages. Monthly averages of temperature and pressure are available from the table Jones and Limbert (don't ask...), which is updated with CLIMAT reports. Experimentally, we have automated (and fuller) decoding of CLIMAT reports from gts_perl_zclimat.

Further links to other datasets are available from the public data page.

Surface (land or ship) Data [SYNOP]

The last report from each land or ship is available. We also have a clickable-map interface to land manned and AWS stations.

Recent (from the present back to the start of the current year) surface data is available from the table GTS_PERL_SYNOP (selected to Antarctic stations) or GTS_PERL_SYNOP (all stations). This link will take some time (20-30 seconds, without including netlag) to come up, because it will search the table for all possible station ID's. If you know which station you want and it is on the list below, it may be quicker to select a link from one of the options below.

Jump straight to data retreival

Use this if you want the default data selection.

  at most records

Data selection

Use this if you want to modify the default data selection (different dates, data items, averaging, etc).

Earlier Data

Earlier data is available by year:

1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993
1994 1995 1996
1997 1998 1999

Upper Air data [TEMP]

Upper air is available from fewer stations. Select tables "gts_temp_yyyy", where yyyy=1987,...,1998 for historical data with passable error checking - see the
full interface. Select "gts_perl_temp" for data after April 1997, with minimal checking. There is also some older data available.

You can select from all recent data available for all stations from table GTS_PERL_TEMP, or just the Antarctic stations here.

If you already know which station you want, it will be faster to use the choice below.

Buoy Data

Is available from table GTS_PERL_ZBUOY or link buoys-met.

Questions and Problems

Script and html problems may be addressed to Questions about stations and general data availablility are better addressed to

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