Best Practices for Road Weather Management Version 2.0
An Overview of the Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS)
MADIS provides ingest, integration, automated quality control (QC), and distribution support for both NOAA and non-NOAA observations. Observations currently supported by MADIS include Meteorological Aviation Reports (METARs), Surface Aviation Observations (SAOs), Surface maritime reports (including Buoy, Ship, and Coastal-Marine Automated Network [C-MAN]), Modernized NWS Cooperative Observer (COOP-M) Program, Surface Mesonets (including State DOT Road Weather Information Systems), Radiosondes, NOAA Profiler Network (NPN), Cooperating Agency Profiler (CAP), Automated aircraft reports and profiles (including MDCRS, ACARS*, AMDAR*, and TAMDAR, observations), Microwave Radiometers, GOES 3-h operational winds, and GOES 1-h experimental winds. MADIS ingests these data files, combines the observations from non-NOAA data providers, and integrates them with NOAA datasets by encoding all of the data into a uniform format and converting all of the observations to standard observation units and time stamps.
NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL)
Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL)
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