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MADIS Surface Variables - SAO



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
RH        relative humidity                    %            3    1,6      X
Q         specific humidity                    kg/kg        3    1,6      X
DPD       dewpoint depression                  K            3    1,6      X
AH        absolute humidity                    g/(m**3)     3    1,6      X
ALTSE     altimeter                            Pa           3    2        X
WVMR      water vapor mixing ratio             kg/kg        3    1,6      X
PT3       3 hour pressure change               Pa           2    3        X
PT3CHR    character of 3h pressure change      code         0    3        X
SLP       sea level pressure                   Pa           3             X
P         station pressure                     Pa           3    2        X
T         air temperature                      K            3    4        X
TV        virtual temperature                  K            3    4,6      X
DD        wind direction                       deg          3    5        X
FF        wind speed                           m/s          3    5        X
U         u wind component                     m/s          3    5        X
V         v wind component                     m/s          3    5        X
VIS       visibility                           m            1             X
ELEV      elevation                            m            0             X
LAT       latitude                             deg N        0             X
LON       longitude                            deg E        0             X
CORR      correction flag                      code         0             X
PCP1H     accumulated precip - 1h              m            1    7,6      X
PCP3H     accumulated precip - 3h              m            1             X
PCP6H     accumulated precip - 6h              m            1             X
PCP24H    accumulated precip - 24h             m            1    6        X
PCPRATE   precipitation rate                   kg/(m**2)/s  1    7        X
SKYCVLB   sky cover layer base                 m            0    10       X
T24MIN    24 hour minimum temperature          K            1    6        X
T24MAX    24 hour maximum temperature          K            1    6        X
FFGUST    wind gust                            m/s          2    6        X
NOBSSC    number of sky cover obs                                         X


Character

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Code       Name                                Character         Notes     Database
                                               Size                      FSL    AWIPS*
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SKYCOV    sky cover                            6x8               10       X       
AUTOTYP   automated station type               6                 18       X
REPTYPE   report type                          6                 19       X


*The SAO dataset is only available with the FSL database.


Last updated 5 October 2016