Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Adv. Sci. Res., 8, 129–134, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-8-129-2012
Adv. Sci. Res., 8, 129–134, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-8-129-2012

  15 Jun 2012

15 Jun 2012

Quality control procedures at Euskalmet data center

R. Hernández, M. Maruri, K. Otxoa de Alda, J. Egaña, and S. Gaztelumendi R. Hernández et al.
  • Basque Meteorology Agency (EUSKALMET), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • TECNALIA, Meteo Unit. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Abstract. The Basque Country Mesonet measures more than 130 000 observations daily from its 85 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS). It becomes clear that automated software is an indispensable tool for quality assurance (QA) of this mesoscale surface observing network. This work describes a set of experimental semi-automatic quality control (QC) routines that is applied at Euskalmet data center. It has paid special attention to level validation design and associated flags, as well as to the system outputs, which are used by meteorologist and maintenance staff.

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