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MADIS Surface Variables - MARITIME



Numeric

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Code       Name                                Units      Max    Notes     Database
                                                       QC Level*         FSL    AWIPS
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TD        dewpoint temperature                 K            3    1,6      X       X
RH        relative humidity                    %            3    1,6      X       X
Q         specific humidity                    kg/kg        3    1,6      X       X
DPD       dewpoint depression                  K            3    1,6      X       X
AH        absolute humidity                    g/(m**3)     3    1,6      X       X
ALTSE     altimeter                            Pa           3    2        X       X
WVMR      water vapor mixing ratio             kg/kg        3    1,6      X       X
PT3       3 hour pressure change               Pa           2    3        X       X
PT3CHR    character of 3h pressure change      code         0    3        X       X
SLP       sea level pressure                   Pa           3             X       X
P         station pressure                     Pa           3    2        X       X
T         air temperature                      K            3    4        X       X
TV        virtual temperature                  K            3    4,6      X       X
DD        wind direction                       deg          3    5        X       X
FF        wind speed                           m/s          3    5        X       X
U         u wind component                     m/s          3    5        X       X
V         v wind component                     m/s          3    5        X       X
VIS       visibility                           m            1             X       X
ELEV      elevation                            m            0             X       X
LAT       latitude                             deg N        0             X       X
LON       longitude                            deg E        0             X       X
PLATTYP   data platform type                   code         0    6        X       X
PLATDIR   platform true direction              deg          0             X       X
PLATSPD   platform true speed                  m/s          0             X       X
PCP1H     accumulated precip - 1h              m            1    7,6      X       X
PCP6H     accumulated precip - 6h              m            1             X       X
PCP12H    accumulated precip - 12h             m            1             X       X
PCP18H    accumulated precip - 18h             m            1             X       X
PCP24H    accumulated precip - 24h             m            1    6        X       X
PCPRATE   precipitation rate                   kg/(m**2)/s  1    7        X       X
LCLHT     height of the lowest cloud layer     code         0    11       X       X
LLCTYPE   low level cloud type                 code         0    12       X       X
MLCTYPE   middle level cloud type              code         0    13       X       X
HLCTYPE   high level cloud type                code         0    14       X       X
CLDFRAC   fraction of sky covered by clouds    tenths       0             X       X
FFGUST    wind gust                            m/s          2    6        X       X
DDMAX     maximum wind direction               deg          0                     X
FFMAX     maximum wind speed                   m/s          0                     X
PSWDIR    direction of primary swell waves     deg          0             X       X
PSWHT     primary swell wave height            m            0             X       X
PSWPER    primary swell wave period            s            0             X       X
SSWDIR    direction of secondary swell waves   deg          0             X       X
SSWHT     secondary swell wave height          m            0             X       X
SSWPER    secondary swell wave period          s            0             X       X
SST       sea surface temperature              K            2             X       X
TIDEDEP   tide departure from predicted level  m            0             X
TIDEIND   tide indicator                       code         0    15       X
WAVEHT    wave height                          m            0             X       X
WAVEPER   wave period                          s            0             X       X
WAVESTP   wave steepness                                    0                     X
WWVEPER   wind wave period                     s            0                     X
WWVEHT    wind wave height                     m            0                     X
HRWVEHT   high resolution wave height          m            0             X       X
EQFF10M   equivalent wind speed at 10 m        m/s          0             X       X
EQFF20M   equivalent wind speed at 20 m        m/s          0             X       X
TWB       wet bulb temperature                 K            0             X       X


Character

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Code       Name                                Character         Notes     Database
                                               Size                      FSL    AWIPS
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PRESWEA   present weather                      25                20       X       X


*The AWIPS database only has QC available for the MESONET dataset.


Last updated 5 October 2016