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Greg Pratt, Leon A. Benjamin*, Thomas B. Kent+, Gopa Padmanabhan*, Leigh K, Cheatwood-Harris+, -Michael Vrencur, -Bernadette Pfau NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Systems Division
Timothy W. McClung. Steven Pritchett, Curtis Marshall NOAA National Weather Service, Office of Science and Technology
James O'Sullivan NOAA National Weather Service, Office of Climate Water and Weather Services
Ben K. Kyger, Daniel S. Starosta, Rebecca Cosgrove, ^Wen Meng NOAA National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Nancy Ritchey, Stephen A. Delgreco NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Climatic Data Center
*[In collaboration with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences] +[In collaboration with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere] -[Ace Info Solutions, Incorporate] ^
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) is a NOAA/ESRL developed research system that is being transitioned from Initial Operating Capability (IOC) to Final Operating Capability (FOC) at the National Weather Service (NWS). MADIS extends NOAA's surface observational network and provides enhanced services to the meteorological community by supporting observation collection, integration, quality control, and distribution of thousands of NOAA and non-NOAA observations. MADIS collects over 60,000 surface stations from local, state, and federal agencies, and private networks, as well as upper-air datasets including satellite, multi-agency wind profiler, radiometer, and automated commercial aircraft observations. The MADIS enhanced observations are provided in standardized formats to the meteorological community for operations, research, and decision support.
MADIS attained IOC in 2010 and a new Letter Of Agreement (LOA) was signed by the Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR), the NWS, and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) for the transition of MADIS from IOC to FOC. The MADIS team (OAR, NWS, and NESDIS) made changes to how MADIS would be operationally implemented to reduce operational support cost and simplify MADIS operations. MADIS operations will be centralized at NCEP; MADIS archive capabilities will be hosted at NESDIS National Climatic Data Center (NCDC); and ESRL will provide MADIS research, development, and tier III support. This implementation strategy creates a conduit that will facilitate moving observational research to operations more efficiently and cost effectively.
This poster will provide a status update on MADIS capabilities and an overview of the MADIS transition to NWS operations, and will also cover planned product improvements and upgrades to MADIS datasets and services, including those necessary to support the National Mesonet, Mobile Platform Environmental Data (MoPED), and Clarus.