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MADIS Satellite Wind Quality Control

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

Automated Quality Control

At this time, only level 1 QC checks are applied to satellite wind variables. The following table lists the variables that are QC'ed, and click here for the checks that are used:


  MADIS Satellite Wind Variables with QC
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  Code       Name                                    Max     Level | Level 1: 
                                                   Possible        |          
                                                   QC Level        | Validity 
                                                                   |          
  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
  
  All Wind Products                                               
  -----------------
  
  DD        wind direction                           1                  X
  FF        wind speed                               1                  X
  U         u wind component                         1                  X
  V         v wind component                         1                  X
  
  Infrared Cloud-Drift                               
  --------------------
  
  DDIR      wind direction                           1                  X
  FFIR      wind speed                               1                  X
  UIR       u wind component                         1                  X
  VIR       v wind component                         1                  X
  
  Visible Cloud-Drift                                
  -------------------
  
  DDVIS     wind direction                           1                  X
  FFVIS     wind speed                               1                  X
  UVIS      u wind component                         1                  X
  VVIS      v wind component                         1                  X
  
  Water Vapor Motion                                  
  ------------------
  
  DDWV      wind direction                           1                  X
  FFWV      wind speed                               1                  X
  UWV       u wind component                         1                  X
  VWV       v wind component                         1                  X
  
  Sounder Channel 10 (7.4 um) Water Vapor Motion      
  ----------------------------------------------
  
  DDS10     wind direction                           1                  X
  FFS10     wind speed                               1                  X
  US10      u wind component                         1                  X
  VS10      v wind component                         1                  X
  
  Sounder Channel 11 (7.0 um) Water Vapor Motion      
  ----------------------------------------------
  
  DDS11     wind direction                           1                  X
  FFS11     wind speed                               1                  X
  US11      u wind component                         1                  X
  VS11      v wind component                         1                  X


Last updated 16 March 2017