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MADIS Multi-Agency Profiler Quality Control

This page provides a detailed description of the quality control (QC) processing and data structures for the Multi-Agency Profiler dataset. For a general overview of MADIS quality control, click here.

Automated Quality Control

Level 1 QC checks are considered the least sophisticated, level 2 the most sophisticated checks. The following table lists the variables* that are QC'ed, and click here for the checks that are used:


  MADIS Multi-Agency Profiler (MAP) Variables with QC
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Code       Name                      Max     Level | Level 1: |         Level 2:          
                                     Possible        |          |                           
                                     QC Level        | Validity |   Internal    Time-Height    
                                                     |          | Consistency   Consistency    
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Integrated Profile
  ------------------

  DD        wind direction             2                  X            X             X
  FF        wind speed                 2                  X            X             X
  U         u wind component           2                  X            X             X
  V         v wind component           2                  X            X             X
  TV        virtual temperature        2                  X            X             X
  
  Wind Mode 1 Levels
  ------------------
  
  DDW1      wind direction             2                  X            X             X
  FFW1      wind speed                 2                  X            X             X
  UW1       u wind component           2                  X            X             X
  VW1       v wind component           2                  X            X             X
  
  Wind Mode 2 Levels
  ------------------
  
  DDW2      wind direction             2                  X            X             X
  FFW2      wind speed                 2                  X            X             X
  UW2       u wind component           2                  X            X             X
  VW2       v wind component           2                  X            X             X
  
  Wind Mode 3 Levels
  ------------------
  
  DDW3      wind direction             2                  X            X             X
  FFW3      wind speed                 2                  X            X             X
  UW3       u wind component           2                  X            X             X
  VW3       v wind component           2                  X            X             X
  
  RASS Mode 1 Levels
  ------------------
  
  TVR1     virtual temperature        2                  X            X             X
  
  Internal Consistency Checks
  ---------------------------
  
    2   Precipitation contamination check (wind variables only)
    3   Coherent interference check
    4   General contamination check


Last updated 16 March 2017