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UK Met Office Tropical African Model Output over the Lake Victoria Region



This data set includes a subset of output from the UK Met Office Tropical African Model over the HIGHWAY region around Lake Victoria. The model is run twice daily at 06 and 18 UTC at a horizontal resolution of approximately 4.4km and with 80 vertical levels. The following fields are included: three and six hourly precipitation amount, three hourly lightning flashes, instantaneous lightning flashrate, instantaneous precipitation rate, surface and vertical profiles (200, 500, 700, and 850mb) of wind components, temperature, and relative humidity and surface dew point temperature at hourly intervals from forecast hour 13 to 35. The data are in NetCDF format.

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Spatial Type grid
Frequency 12 hourly
Progress onGoing
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2019-05-28 00:00:00
End datetime 2020-02-29 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 5.50, Minimum (South) Latitude: -12.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 28.80, Maximum (East) Longitude: 42.20

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2019. UK Met Office Tropical African Model Output over the Lake Victoria Region. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 25 May 2022.

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