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MADIS NOAA Profiler Network (NPN) Variables


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Code       Name                                Units      Max     Notes      Max Number   Database
                                                       QC Level*              of Levels  FSL  AWIPS
                                                                             FSL  AWIPS
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Integrated Profile                                                  1        64    43
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DD        wind direction                       deg          2       2                     X     X
FF        wind speed                           m/s          2       2                     X     X
U         u wind component                     m/s          2       2                     X     X
V         v wind component                     m/s          2       2                     X     X
W         w wind component                     m/s          0       3                     X     X
FFSDEV    wind speed std dev                   m/s          0       4                     X     X
WSDEV     w std dev                            m/s          0       4                     X     X
HT        geometric height                     m            0       5                     X     X
P         pressure                             Pa           0       5                     X     X
CNUMN     consensus number  (North)                         0       6                     X
SGPWRN    signal power      (North)            dB           0       7                     X
RAVELN    radial velocity   (North)            m/s          0       7                     X
VELVRN    velocity variance (North)            (m/s)**2     0       7                     X
CNUME     consensus number  (East)                          0       6                     X
SGPWRE    signal power      (East)             dB           0       7                     X
RAVELE    radial velocity   (East)             m/s          0       7                     X
VELVRE    velocity variance (East)             (m/s)**2     0       7                     X
CNUMV     consensus number  (Vertical)                      0       6                     X     X
SGPWRV    signal power      (Vertical)         dB           0       7                     X     X
RAVELV    radial velocity   (Vertical)         m/s          0       8                     X
VELVRV    velocity variance (Vertical)         (m/s)**2     0
CNUMEN    consensus number  (East/North)                    0       6                           X
LEVTYPE   level type                           code         0       9                     X     X


Low Mode Levels                                                     1        36    36
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DDL       wind direction                       deg          2       2                     X     X
FFL       wind speed                           m/s          2       2                     X     X
UL        u wind component                     m/s          2       2                     X     X
VL        v wind component                     m/s          2       2                     X     X
WL        w wind component                     m/s          0       3                     X     X
FFSDEVL   wind speed std dev                   m/s          0       4                     X     X
WSDEVL    w std dev                            m/s          0       4                     X     X
HTL       geometric height                     m            0       5                     X     X
PL        pressure                             Pa           0       5                     X     X
CNUMNL    consensus number  (North)                         0       6                     X
SGPWRNL   signal power      (North)            dB           0       7                     X
RAVELNL   radial velocity   (North)            m/s          0       7                     X
VELVRNL   velocity variance (North)            (m/s)**2     0       7                     X
CNUMEL    consensus number  (East)                          0       6                     X
SGPWREL   signal power      (East)             dB           0       7                     X
RAVELEL   radial velocity   (East)             m/s          0       7                     X
VELVREL   velocity variance (East)             (m/s)**2     0       7                     X
CNUMVL    consensus number  (Vertical)                      0       6                     X     X
SGPWRVL   signal power      (Vertical)         dB           0       7                     X     X
RAVELVL   radial velocity   (Vertical)         m/s          0       7                     X
VELVRVL   velocity variance (Vertical)         (m/s)**2     0       7                     X
CNUMENL   consensus number  (East/North)                    0       6                           X


High Mode Levels                                                    1        36    15
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DDH       wind direction                       deg          2       2                     X     X
FFH       wind speed                           m/s          2       2                     X     X
UH        u wind component                     m/s          2       2                     X     X
VH        v wind component                     m/s          2       2                     X     X
WH        w wind component                     m/s          0       3                     X     X
FFSDEVH   wind speed std dev                   m/s          0       4                     X     X
WSDEVH    w std dev                            m/s          0       4                     X     X
HTH       geometric height                     m            0       5                     X     X
PH        pressure                             Pa           0       5                     X     X
CNUMNH    consensus number  (North)                         0       6                     X
SGPWRNH   signal power      (North)            dB           0       7                     X
RAVELNH   radial velocity   (North)            m/s          0       7                     X
VELVRNH   velocity variance (North)            (m/s)**2     0       7                     X
CNUMEH    consensus number  (East)                          0       6                     X
SGPWREH   signal power      (East)             dB           0       7                     X
RAVELEH   radial velocity   (East)             m/s          0       7                     X
VELVREH   velocity variance (East)             (m/s)**2     0       7                     X
CNUMVH    consensus number  (Vertical)                      0       6                     X     X
SGPWRVH   signal power      (Vertical)         dB           0       7                     X     X
RAVELVH   radial velocity   (Vertical)         m/s          0       7                     X
VELVRVH   velocity variance (Vertical)         (m/s)**2     0       7                     X
CNUMENH   consensus number  (East/North)                    0       6                           X


Station Identification
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ABAN      Antenna beam azimuth   (North)       deg          0                             X
ABEN      Antenna beam elevation (North)       deg          0                             X
ABAE      Antenna beam azimuth   (East)        deg          0                             X
ABEE      Antenna beam elevation (East)        deg          0                             X
ABAV      Antenna beam azimuth   (Vertical)    deg          0                             X
ABEV      Antenna beam elevation (Vertical)    deg          0                             X


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


Last updated 16 March 2017