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MADIS Satellite Sounding Quality Control

This page provides a detailed description of the quality control (QC) processing and data structures for the satellite sounding dataset.

For a general overview of MADIS quality control, click here.

Automated Quality Control

Satellite Sounding Quality Control Checks

  MADIS Satellite Sounding Variables with QC
  Code       Name                                    Max     Level | Level 1:       Level 2:
                                                   Possible        |          
                                                   QC Level        | Validity   Internal Consistency
  Sounding Products                                               

  T         temperature                              1                  X
  TV        virtual temperature                      1                  X                  
  WVMR      water vapor mixing ratio                 2                  X               X
  TD        dewpoint temperature                     2                  X               X  
  RH        relative humidity                        2                  X               X  
  Q         specific humidity                        2                  X               X  
  DPD       dewpoint depression                      2                  X               X  
  AH        absolute humidity                        2                  X               X  
  Internal Consistency Checks
    3   air temperature vs. dewpoint temperature

Last updated 16 March 2017