Tuesday, 24 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
The NCEP Meteorological Assimilation Data Information System (MADIS) provides access to millions of environmental observations every day that are obtained from government, academic, and commercial networks. For many years, MesoWest/SynopticLabs (synopticlabs.org) has been providing publicly-accessible environmental observations to MADIS as well as a recipient of them from MADIS. Monitoring the reception and quality of the information available from diverse streams flowing to and from MADIS has become a substantial task. The following are interlocking critical components required in order to monitor continuously the health of contributing networks: (1) the operational status of sensors at weather stations within each network; (2) metadata that describes the information being collected; and (3) the quality of the information available to end users.
Using web-based technologies and the Mesonet API (synopticlabs.org/api), we created a real-time analytics software suite that focuses on real-time and retrospective monitoring of station and network status, metadata and quality control information. This information is then accessible in a number of ways including user-defined dashboards. This software allows users to gain insight into the status of data available from publicly-accessible MADIS stations. MADIS quality control flags are accessible and supplemented by flags defined from additional quality and consistency tests.
Supplementary URL: https://synopticlabs.org/demos/qc/
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