The ORDA Data Quality Team adopted three criteria against which to judge ORDA base data quality. First, the team considered whether or not reflectivity, velocity, and spectrum width data and products were meteorologically consistent and adequate for use by trained meteorologists as well as untrained users and automated systems. Second, the team assessed differences between ORDA base products and Legacy base products. Third, Legacy and ORDA base data were statistically compared.
Over the course of our investigations, many different data quality issues were identified and addressed. This paper shows how ORDA data meets the base data quality criteria and documents how the data quality team has ensured that ORDA data is ready for operational use. Legacy and ORDA base data examples will be compared and reviewed.