INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF OBSERVATION NETWORKS IN SPAIN. RA VI – 16 11-17 September 2013, Helsinki WIGOS SIDE EVENT. OUTLINE. AEMET Regional Basic Synoptic Network Upper-Air Surface stations AEMET Regional Basic Climatological Network WWW programme ASAP programme
OBSERVATION NETWORKS IN SPAIN
RA VI – 16 11-17 September 2013, Helsinki
WIGOS SIDE EVENT
* DataTransmision: 00 and 12 UTC
* Data transmision every hour
The Spanish ship “Esperanza del Mar” is integrated in the Automated Shipboard Aerological Programme
AEMET Radar Network started in 1989
ERICSSON (UBS 10301) radars with normal and doppler mode operating in C band
AEMET solar radiation and atmospheric composition observation networks AEMET contribution to:WMO Global Atmosphere Watch &Spanish Government Environmental Policies
Acredited with a ISO 9001:2010 since 2006
13 stations to monitor background pollution
(Integrated System for the Management of Observing Networks)
One of the AEMET objectives was to increase the observational data in time and space as well as to improve their quality, using a wide range of systems and products.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures are required to ensure that data collected meet standards of reliability and accuracy, that is, that data meet the users’ requirements.
In order to maximize the potential value and benefit of observations from different observation networks, there is a need to integrate the planning, operation, data management, system monitoring, and life cycle support (operation, maintenance, repair) to existing and future observations.
The quality of an observing system can be assessed by comparing the users’ requirements to the ability of the system to fulfil them.
Since 2006 the Integrated System for the Management of Observing Networks (SIGROBS), is in charge of all these matters.
SIGROBS was developed using Open Source Software.
AWS + QC0
SOSS + QC0
Operational Control of Met Systems
It takes automatic or manual decisions in real time according to the procedures.
Data around every station
Auto fault reports
Man fault reports
Real time QC1
Temporary Data Base
Data + Flag
Data + Flag
Non real time QC2
Final Data Base
SIGROBS (Quality Control)
SIGROBS (Fault Reports)
SIGROBS (Reports and Statistics)
In order to monitor the performance of the observation network, a global index has been defined as data availability minus erroneous data