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MADIS Data Volume

The volume of data varies based on the status of all of the thousands of different stations for all of the datasets, so the user should take this into account when reserving disk space. The volume of data can also vary based on restricted versions of some of the datasets. Also, several mesonets are added every year, so that data volume can be particularly volatile.

Here are typical daily totals, in megabytes, for the MADIS datasets, from a snapshot originally taken in March 2014:

     Full Distribution:
     
                                                 Compressed       Uncompressed
                        
          Hydrological Surface                        5              106
          Meteorological Surface   
             Maritime                                 3               51
             Mesonet                                500             4600
             METAR (standard)                        33              320
             SAO                                      1                3
             CRN                                      6               64
	     USHCN-M				      3               28
             New England Pilot Project                2               22
             1-minute ASOS (experimental)           TBD              TBD
          NOAA Profiler Network                       1                8
          Radiosonde                                  2               70
          Multi-Agency Profiler                       6              240
          Radiometer                                  2               24
          Satellite Wind
             GOES 3 hour                              7               39
             GOES 1 hour                             22              111
          Satellite Sounding                         56              460
          Satellite Radiance                         34              134
          Snow                                        4              340
          RSAS Surface Analyses                     360              427  
          WISDOM Balloon Wind                  TBD-small         TBD-small
     
     Government, Research, and Education Organizations:
     
                                                 Compressed       Uncompressed
                        
          Aircraft-Based                   
             Aircraft-Based Reports                  34              560
             Profiles at Airports                    12             1040
          Hydrological Surface                        5              106
          Meteorological Surface   
             Maritime                                 3               51
             Mesonet                                680             5670
             METAR (standard)                        33              320
             SAO                                      1                3
             CRN                                      6               64
	     USHCN-M				      3               28
             New England Pilot Project                2               22
             1-minute ASOS (experimental)           TBD              TBD
          NOAA Profiler Network                       1                8
          Radiosonde                                  2               70
          Multi-Agency Profiler                       6              240
          Radiometer                                  2               24
          Satellite Wind
             GOES 3 hour                              7               39
             GOES 1 hour                             22              111
          Satellite Sounding                         56              460
          Satellite Radiance                         34              134
          Snow                                        4              340
          RSAS Surface Analyses                     360              427  
          WISDOM Balloon Wind                  TBD-small         TBD-small


     NOAA-only:
     
                                           Compressed       Uncompressed
                        
          Aircraft-Based                   
             Aircraft-Based Reports                  34              560
             Profiles at Airports                    12             1040
          Hydrological Surface                        5              106
          Meteorological Surface   
             Maritime                                 3               51
             Mesonet                                700             8000
             METAR (standard)                        33              320
             SAO                                      1                3
             CRN                                      6               64
	     USHCN-M				      3               28
             New England Pilot Project                2               22
             National Mesonet/UrbaNet                64              680
             1-minute ASOS (experimental)           TBD              TBD
          NOAA Profiler Network                       1                8
          Radiosonde                                  2               70
          Multi-Agency Profiler                       6              240
          Radiometer                                  2               24
          Satellite Wind
             GOES 3 hour                              7               39
             GOES 1 hour                             22              111
          Satellite Sounding                         56              460
          Satellite Radiance                         34              134
          Snow                                        4              340
          RSAS Surface Analyses                     360              427  
          WISDOM Balloon Wind                  TBD-small         TBD-small


Last updated 15 March 2017