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MADIS Multi-Agency Profiler (CAP) Variables


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Code       Name                                Units      Max     Notes      Max Number   Database
                                                       QC Level*              of Levels  FSL  AWIPS
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Integrated Profile                                                  1           202  
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DD        wind direction                       deg          2       3                     X     X
FF        wind speed                           m/s          2       3                     X     X
U         u wind component                     m/s          2       3                     X     X
V         v wind component                     m/s          2       3                     X     X
W         w wind component                     m/s          0       4                     X     X
TV        virtual temperature                  K            2                             X     X
TVW       TV corrected for vertical wind       K            0                             X
HT        geometric height                     m            0                             X     X
P         pressure                             Pa           0       5                     X     X
CNOB1     consensus number       (Beam 1)                   0       6                     X
SNRB1     signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 1)      dB           0                             X
RDVB1     radial velocity        (Beam 1)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB2     consensus number       (Beam 2)                   0       6                     X
SNRB2     signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 2)      dB           0                             X
RDVB2     radial velocity        (Beam 2)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB3     consensus number       (Beam 3)                   0       6                     X
SNRB3     signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 3)      dB           0                             X
RDVB3     radial velocity        (Beam 3)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB4     consensus number       (Beam 4)                   0       6                     X
SNRB4     signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 4)      dB           0                             X
RDVB4     radial velocity        (Beam 4)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB5     consensus number       (Beam 5)                   0       6                     X
SNRB5     signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 5)      dB           0                             X
RDVB5     radial velocity        (Beam 5)      m/s          0       7                     X
RW        RASS w wind component                m/s          0                             X
RCNO      RASS consensus number                             0       6                     X
RSNR      RASS signal-to-noise ratio           dB           0                             X
LEVTYPE   level type                           code         0       8                     X 
UGUST     u wind component gust                m/s          0                             X     X
VGUST     v wind component gust                m/s          0                             X     X
USDEV     u wind component std dev             m/s          0                             X     X
VSDEV     v wind component std dev             m/s          0                             X     X
WSDEV     w wind component std dev             m/s          0                             X     X


Wind Mode 1 Parameters                                              1,2
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CRECW1    no. of consensus records used                     0       6                     X
CPASSW1   minimum number of records needed                  0       6                     X
          to pass consensus test
CWINW1    consensus window                     m/s          0       6                     X
NYQVW1    Nyquist velocity                     m/s
NCIW1     number of coherent integrations                   0                             X
NSPECW1   number of averaged spectra                        0                             X
PWW1      pulse width                          ns           0                             X
PRPW1     pulse repetition period              ns           0                             X
GSW1      gate spacing                         ns           0                             X
DG1W1     delay to first gate                  ns           0                             X
NLEVW1    number of levels                                  0                             X
APW1      averaging period in minutes                       0                             X

Wind Mode 1 Levels                                                  1            50      
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DDW1      wind direction                       deg          2       3                     X
FFW1      wind speed                           m/s          2       3                     X
UW1       u wind component                     m/s          2       3                     X
VW1       v wind component                     m/s          2       3                     X
WW1       w wind component                     m/s          0       4                     X
HTW1      geometric height                     m            0                             X
PW1       pressure                             Pa           0       5                     X
CNOB1W1   consensus number       (Beam 1)                   0       6                     X
SNRB1W1   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 1)      dB           0                             X
RDVB1W1   radial velocity        (Beam 1)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB2W1   consensus number       (Beam 2)                   0       6                     X
SNRB2W1   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 2)      dB           0                             X
RDVB2W1   radial velocity        (Beam 2)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB3W1   consensus number       (Beam 3)                   0       6                     X
SNRB3W1   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 3)      dB           0                             X
RDVB3W1   radial velocity        (Beam 3)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB4W1   consensus number       (Beam 4)                   0       6                     X
SNRB4W1   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 4)      dB           0                             X
RDVB4W1   radial velocity        (Beam 4)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB5W1   consensus number       (Beam 5)                   0       6                     X
SNRB5W1   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 5)      dB           0                             X
RDVB5W1   radial velocity        (Beam 5)      m/s          0       7                     X


Wind Mode 2 Parameters                                              1,2
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CRECW2    no. of consensus records used                     0       6                     X
CPASSW2   minimum number of records needed                  0       6                     X
          to pass consensus test
CWINW2    consensus window                     m/s          0       6                     X
NYQVW2    Nyquist velocity                     m/s
NCIW2     number of coherent integrations                   0                             X
NSPECW2   number of averaged spectra                        0                             X
PWW2      pulse width                          ns           0                             X
PRPW2     pulse repetition period              ns           0                             X
GSW2      gate spacing                         ns           0                             X
GSW2      gate spacing                         ns           0                             X
DG1W2     delay to first gate                  ns           0                             X
NLEVW2    number of levels                                  0                             X
APW2      averaging period in minutes                       0                             X


Wind Mode 2 Levels                                                  1            50      
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DDW2      wind direction                       deg          2       3                     X
FFW2      wind speed                           m/s          2       3                     X
UW2       u wind component                     m/s          2       3                     X
VW2       v wind component                     m/s          2       3                     X
WW2       w wind component                     m/s          0       4                     X
HTW2      geometric height                     m            0                             X
PW2       pressure                             Pa           0       5                     X
CNOB1W2   consensus number       (Beam 1)                   0       6                     X
SNRB1W2   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 1)      dB           0                             X
RDVB1W2   radial velocity        (Beam 1)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB2W2   consensus number       (Beam 2)                   0       6                     X
SNRB2W2   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 2)      dB           0                             X
RDVB2W2   radial velocity        (Beam 2)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB3W2   consensus number       (Beam 3)                   0       6                     X
SNRB3W2   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 3)      dB           0                             X
RDVB3W2   radial velocity        (Beam 3)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB4W2   consensus number       (Beam 4)                   0       6                     X
SNRB4W2   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 4)      dB           0                             X
RDVB4W2   radial velocity        (Beam 4)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB5W2   consensus number       (Beam 5)                   0       6                     X
SNRB5W2   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 5)      dB           0                             X
RDVB5W2   radial velocity        (Beam 5)      m/s          0       7                     X


Wind Mode 3 Parameters                                              1,2
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CRECW3    no. of consensus records used                     0       6                     X
CPASSW3   minimum number of records needed                  0       6                     X
          to pass consensus test
CWINW3    consensus window                     m/s          0       6                     X
NYQVW3    Nyquist velocity                     m/s
NCIW3     number of coherent integrations                   0                             X
NSPECW3   number of averaged spectra                        0                             X
PWW3      pulse width                          ns           0                             X
PRPW3     pulse repetition period              ns           0                             X
GSW3      gate spacing                         ns           0                             X
GSW3      gate spacing                         ns           0                             X
DG1W3     delay to first gate                  ns           0                             X
NLEVW3    number of levels                                  0                             X
APW3      averaging period in minutes                       0                             X


Wind Mode 3 Levels                                                  1            50      
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DDW3      wind direction                       deg          2       3                     X
FFW3      wind speed                           m/s          2       3                     X
UW3       u wind component                     m/s          2       3                     X
VW3       v wind component                     m/s          2       3                     X
WW3       w wind component                     m/s          0       4                     X
HTW3      geometric height                     m            0                             X
PW3       pressure                             Pa           0       5                     X
CNOB1W3   consensus number       (Beam 1)                   0       6                     X
SNRB1W3   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 1)      dB           0                             X
RDVB1W3   radial velocity        (Beam 1)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB2W3   consensus number       (Beam 2)                   0       6                     X
SNRB2W3   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 2)      dB           0                             X
RDVB2W3   radial velocity        (Beam 2)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB3W3   consensus number       (Beam 3)                   0       6                     X
SNRB3W3   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 3)      dB           0                             X
RDVB3W3   radial velocity        (Beam 3)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB4W3   consensus number       (Beam 4)                   0       6                     X
SNRB4W3   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 4)      dB           0                             X
RDVB4W3   radial velocity        (Beam 4)      m/s          0       7                     X
CNOB5W3   consensus number       (Beam 5)                   0       6                     X
SNRB5W3   signal-to-noise ratio  (Beam 5)      dB           0                             X
RDVB5W3   radial velocity        (Beam 5)      m/s          0       7                     X


Wind Products                                                       1             1      
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PBLHT     Planetary boundary layer             m            0                             X     
SNOWLEV   snow level                           m            0                             X


RASS Mode 1 Parameters
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CRECR1    no. of RASS consensus records used                0       6                     X
CPASSR1   minimum number of RASS records                    0       6                     X
          needed to pass consensus test
CWINR1    RASS consensus window                K            0       6                     X
NCIR1     RASS number of coherent integrations              0                             X
NSPECR1   RASS number of averaged spectra                   0                             X
PWR1      RASS pulse width                     ns           0                             X
PRPR1     RASS pulse repetition period         ns           0                             X
GSR1      gate spacing                         ns           0                             X
DG1R1     delay to first gate                  ns           0                             X
NLEVR1    number of levels                                  0                             X
APR1      averaging period in minutes                       0                             X
NYQVR1    Nyquist velocity                     m/s


RASS Mode 1 Levels                                                  1            30  
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TVR1      virtual temperature                  K            2                             X     X
TVWR1     TV corrected for vertical wind       K            0                             X
HTR1      geometric height                     m            0                             X     X
PR1       pressure                             Pa           0       5                     X     X
RWR1      RASS w wind component                m/s          0                             X
RCNOR1    RASS consensus number                             0       6                     X
RSNRR1    RASS signal-to-noise ratio           dB           0                             X


Station Information                                                
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NWMODES   number of wind modes used                         0       1                     X
NRMODES   number of RASS modes used                         0       1                     X
NBEAMS    number of antenna beams used                      0       9                     X
AVGMIN    averaging period in minutes          min          0      10                     X
STATYPE   station type                                      0       1                     X
MIXLYR    sodar mixing layer elevation         m            0                             X     X
ABA1      antenna beam azimuth   (Beam 1)      deg          0       9                     X
ABE1      antenna beam elevation (Beam 1)      deg          0       9                     X
ABA2      antenna beam azimuth   (Beam 2)      deg          0       9                     X
ABE2      antenna beam elevation (Beam 2)      deg          0       9                     X
ABA3      antenna beam azimuth   (Beam 3)      deg          0       9                     X
ABE3      antenna beam elevation (Beam 3)      deg          0       9                     X
ABA4      antenna beam azimuth   (Beam 4)      deg          0       9                     X
ABE4      antenna beam elevation (Beam 4)      deg          0       9                     X
ABA5      antenna beam azimuth   (Beam 5)      deg          0       9                     X
ABE5      antenna beam elevation (Beam 5)      deg          0       9                     X
VCFLAG1   vertical correction flag (Mode 1)                 0      11                     X
VCFLAG2   vertical correction flag (Mode 2)                 0      11                     X
VCFLAG3   vertical correction flag (Mode 3)                 0      11                     X


MADIS Multi-Agency Profiler (MAP) Variables - Character
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Code       Name                                Character          Notes
                                               Size
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BEAM1     antenna beam name (Beam 1)           8                    9                     X
BEAM2     antenna beam name (Beam 2)           8                    9                     X
BEAM3     antenna beam name (Beam 3)           8                    9                     X
BEAM4     antenna beam name (Beam 4)           8                    9                     X
BEAM5     antenna beam name (Beam 5)           8                    9                     X
CSTMR1    consensus start time (RASS)          9                   12                     X
CSTMW1    consensus start time (Mode 1)        9                   12                     X
CSTMW2    consensus start time (Mode 2)        9                   12                     X
CSTMW3    consensus start time (Mode 3)        9                   12                     X


*The QC information is only available with the FSL database.


Last updated 16 March 2017