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MADIS Surface Variables - UrbaNet



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
TD15M     dewpoint temperature - 15m           K            3    33       X
TD1HCHG   1 hour dewpoint temperature change   K            1    1        X
RH        relative humidity                    %            3    1,6      X
RH15M     relative humidity - 15m              %            3    33       X
RH1HCHG   1 hour relative humidity change      %            1             X
Q         specific humidity                    kg/kg        3    1,6      X
Q15M      specific humidity - 15m              kg/kg        3    33       X
Q1HCHG    1 hour specific humidity change      kg/kg        1    1        X
DPD       dewpoint depression                  K            3    1,6      X
DPD15M    dewpoint depression - 15m            K            3    33       X
DPD1HC    1 hour dewpoint depression change    K            1             X
AH        absolute humidity                    g/(m**3)     3    1,6      X
AH15M     absolute humidity - 15m              g/(m**3)     3    33       X
AH1HCHG   1 hour absolute humidity change      g/(m**3)     1    1        X
ALTSE     altimeter                            Pa           3    2        X
ALTS15M   altimeter - 15m                      Pa           3    33       X
AL1HCHG   1 hour altimeter change              Pa           1             X
WVMR      water vapor mixing ratio             kg/kg        3    1,6      X
WVMR15M   water vapor mixing ratio - 15m       kg/kg        3    33       X
WVMR1HC   1 hour water vapor mixing ratio chng kg/kg        1             X
P         station pressure                     Pa           3    2        X
P15M      station pressure - 15m               Pa           3    33       X
T         air temperature                      K            3    4        X
T15M      air temperature - 15m                K            2    33       X
T1HCHG    1 hour temperature change            K            1             X
TV        virtual temperature                  K            3    4,6      X
TV15M     virtual temperature - 15m            K            2    33       X
TV1HCHG   1 hour virtual temperature change    K            1    4        X
DD        wind direction                       deg          3    5        X
DD15M     average wind direction - 15m         deg          1    33       X
DDM15M    wind direction mean vector - 15m     deg          1    33       X
DDSD15M   wind direction std dev - 15m         deg          0    33       X
DDU15M    mean unit vector wind dir - 15m      deg          1    33       X
FF        wind speed                           m/s          3    5        X
FF15M     wind speed - 15m                     m/s          2    33       X
FFSD15M   wind speed std dev - 15m             m/s          0    33       X
U         u wind component                     m/s          3    5        X
U15M      u mean unit vector wind comp - 15m   m/s          3    33       X
USD15M    u wind component std dev - 15m       m/s          0    33       X
V         v wind component                     m/s          3    5        X
V15M      v mean unit vector wind comp - 15m   m/s          2    33       X
VSD15M    v wind component std dev - 15m       m/s          0    33       X
ELEV      elevation                            m            0             X
LAT       latitude                             deg N        0             X
LON       longitude                            deg E        0             X
PCP1H     accumulated precip - 1h              m            1    7,6      X
PCPMNTH   accum. precip - month                m            0             X
PCPLM     accum. precip - since local midnight m            1             X
PCPRATE   precipitation rate                   kg/(m**2)/s  1    7        X
T24MIN    24 hour minimum temperature          K            1    6        X
T24MAX    24 hour maximum temperature          K            1    6        X
FF24MAX   daily maximum wind speed             m/s          2             X
NOBS15M   number of observation - 15m                                     X
ASBO15M   avg seconds between obs in 15m   pd                             X


Character

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Code       Name                                Character         Notes     Database
                                               Size                      FSL    AWIPS*
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STALOC    station location                     51                21       X
FOT15M    first observation time in 15m period 9                 28       X
LOT15M    last observation time in 15m period  9                 28       X       X


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


Last updated 5 October 2016