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UK Met Office Global Weather Data for COVID-19 Analysis

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UK Met Office Global Weather Data for COVID-19 Analysis

By UK Met Office

COVID-19 data for researchers to explore relationships between COVID-19 and environmental factors.

Type

Dataset

Update frequency

Daily

Updated

Sep 29, 2021

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The UK Met Office Informatics Lab, with support from Microsoft and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), has curated a dataset and tools to help look for relationships between COVID-19 and environmental factors A global and high-resolution UK numerical weather model from the UK Met Office with updates available from 01 Jan 2020 onwards.

The following variables are available:

t1o5m = Air temperature at 1.5m in K
sh = Specific humidity at 1.5m in kg/kg (kg of water vapor in kg of air)
sw = Short wave radiation in W m-2 (surrogate for sunshine)
precip = Precipitation flux in kg m-2 s-1 (multiply by 3600 to get mm / hr)
snow = Stratiform snowfall flux in kg m-2 s-1 (multiply by 3600 to get mm / hr)
rain = Stratiform rainfall flux in kg m-2 s-1 (multiply by 3600 to get mm / hr)
pmsl = Air pressure at mean sea level in Pa
windspeed = Wind speed in m s-1
windgust = Wind gust in m s-1
cldbase = Cloud base altitude in ft
cldfrac = Cloud area fraction assuming maximum random overlap (unitless: 0-1)

Output of the Met Office UK air quality model AQUM is also available with following variable:

daqi = Daily Air Quality Index, an integer from 1-10

Contains Met Office data licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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