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MADIS Satellite Wind Variables


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Code       Name                                    Units      Max     Notes      Database
                                                           QC Level*            FSL  AWIPS
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All Wind Products                                                       1        
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DD        wind direction                           deg          1       2        X     X
FF        wind speed                               m/s          1       2        X     X
U         u wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
V         v wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
HT        pressure altitude                        m            0       3        X     X
RFF       CIMMS/NESDIS recursive filter flag                    0       4        X
QINM      EUMETSAT quality indicator, no model                  0       4        X **
QIWM      EUMETSAT quality indicator, with model                0       4        X **
LSM       Land/sea mask                            code         0       5        X **  X
LEVTYPE   level type                               code         0       6        X     X


Infrared Cloud-Drift                                                    1        
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DDIR      wind direction                           deg          1       2        X     X
FFIR      wind speed                               m/s          1       2        X     X
UIR       u wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
VIR       v wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
HTIR      pressure altitude                        m            0       3        X     X
RFFIR     CIMMS/NESDIS recursive filter flag                    0       4        X
QINMIR    EUMETSAT quality indicator, no model                  0       4        X **
QIWMIR    EUMETSAT quality indicator, with model                0       4        X **
LSMIR     Land/sea mask                            code         0       5        X **  X


Visible Cloud-Drift                                                     1        
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DDVIS     wind direction                           deg          1       2        X     X
FFVIS     wind speed                               m/s          1       2        X     X
UVIS      u wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
VVIS      v wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
HTVIS     pressure altitude                        m            0       3        X     X
RFFVIS    CIMMS/NESDIS recursive filter flag                    0       4        X
QINMVIS   EUMETSAT quality indicator, no model                  0       4        X **
QIWMVIS   EUMETSAT quality indicator, with model                0       4        X **
LSMVIS    Land/sea mask                            code         0       5        X **  X


Water Vapor Motion                                                      1        
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DDWV      wind direction                           deg          1       2        X     X
FFWV      wind speed                               m/s          1       2        X     X
UWV       u wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
VWV       v wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
HTWV      pressure altitude                        m            0       3        X     X
RFFWV     CIMMS/NESDIS recursive filter flag                    0       4        X
QINMWV    EUMETSAT quality indicator, no model                  0       4        X **
QIWMWV    EUMETSAT quality indicator, with model                0       4        X **
LSMWV     Land/sea mask                            code         0       5        X **  X


Sounder Channel 10 (7.4 um) Water Vapor Motion                          1        
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DDS10     wind direction                           deg          1       2        X     X
FFS10     wind speed                               m/s          1       2        X     X
US10      u wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
VS10      v wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
HTS10     pressure altitude                        m            0       3        X     X
RFFS10    CIMMS/NESDIS recursive filter flag                    0       4        X
QINMS10   EUMETSAT quality indicator, no model                  0       4        X **
QIWMS10   EUMETSAT quality indicator, with model                0       4        X **
LSMS10    Land/sea mask                            code         0       5        X **  X


Sounder Channel 11 (7.0 um) Water Vapor Motion                          1        
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DDS11     wind direction                           deg          1       2        X     X
FFS11     wind speed                               m/s          1       2        X     X
US11      u wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
VS11      v wind component                         m/s          1       2        X     X
HTS11     pressure altitude                        m            0       3        X     X
RFFS11    CIMMS/NESDIS recursive filter flag                    0       4        X
QINMS11   EUMETSAT quality indicator, no model                  0       4        X **
QIWMS11   EUMETSAT quality indicator, with model                0       4        X **
LSMS11    Land/sea mask                            code         0       5        X **  X


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

**The QI's and the LSM (for the FSL database) aren't yet available (as of 10/03) in the data files. These are expected to be added sometime in the next several months. When they are added, no MADIS API changes will be needed -- you will just start seeing non-missing data when you ask for these variables.


Last updated 16 March 2017