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Presentation on theme: "RA VI – 16 11-17 September 2013, Helsinki WIGOS SIDE EVENT INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF OBSERVATION NETWORKS IN SPAIN."— Presentation transcript:


2 OUTLINE AEMET Regional Basic Synoptic Network Upper-Air Surface stations AEMET Regional Basic Climatological Network WWW programme ASAP programme AEMET Lightning Network AEMET RADAR network AEMET Solar Radiation and Atmospheric composition observation network. SIGROBS. Integrated System for the Management of Observing Networks

3 Contribution to the WWW Programme Type of networkNumber stationsDistance between stations InstrumentationData Transmission Surface RBSN36 (9 GCOS/GSN) 150 kmSemiautomatic Weather Stations Every hour Upper Air RBSN8 (2 GCOS/GUAN) 300 km4 Autosonde00 and 12UTC ASAP and VOS1Mauritanian coastal area Container and AWS12UTC sounding Every 3 hours SHIP Climatological RCBR54Manual and AWSClimat Climat temp Mesoescalar Network28230-80 km64 Semiautomatic Weather Stations 218 AWS Every 10 minutes National Ordinary Climatological Network 2423Climatological National Criteria Manual 555 AWS Monthly Six times a day

4 AEMET Regional Basic Synoptic Network UPPER-AIR 8 upper air stations 4 with automatic radiosounding equipments (2002) (Tenerife, Mallorca, Zaragoza and Madrid) 4 manual observations (Murcia, Santander, Coruña and Barcelona) (Murcia, Santander, Coruña and Barcelona) * DataTransmision: 00 and 12 UTC

5 AEMET Regional Basic Synoptic Network SURFACE STATIONS 36 synoptic stations 31 semiautomatic weather stations 5 manual observations * Data transmision every hour x

6 AEMET Regional Basic Climatological Network 51 climatological stations 47 semiautomatic weather station 4 manual observation x

7 ASAP Programme The Spanish ship “Esperanza del Mar” is integrated in the Automated Shipboard Aerological Programme

8 LIGHNING LOCATION NETWORK – AEMET DETECTORS SUBSYTEM DETECTOR UNITS DEPLOYMENT – CURRENT SYSTEM 11 IMPACT-ES and 4 LS-7001 Lightning Detection Units Mainland Spain and Balearic Islands 5 LS-7000 Lightning Detection Units Canary Islands

9 AEMET RADAR NETWORK AEMET Radar Network started in 1989 ERICSSON (UBS 10301) radars with normal and doppler mode operating in C band

10 AEMET RADAR NETWORK Regional Radar Service. For each radar there are 3 local computers: Radar, Analysis, Display OS: Linux (RHEL 5.4) Procesors: RCP8-RVP8 Control software: IRIS 8.11.0. Products: PPI CAPPI ECHOTOP MAX VIL SRI RAIN. Wind Products: WIND VAD VVP


12 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 Ground Based Radiometric networks Broadband VIS, UV and IR BREWER spectrophotometer CIMEL sun-photometer Madrid CRN: calibration facilities, UVA, UVB diffuse, Global-tilt pyranometers, UV-VIS-IR spectro- radiometer, total sky imager…

14 The EMEP/GAW/CAMP Network (since 1984) 13 stations to monitor background pollution The regular measurement programme consists on: Ten-minute averaged concentration data of O3, NO, NO2, SO2, and PM10 (four stations) and gaseous Hg (one station) provided by automated analyzers Over 100 chemical compounds retrieved manually from analyzers on different sampling periods: A wide range of meteorological parameters

15 Izaña Observatory GAW global station (since 1984) Located at 2367m a.s.l. in the Tenerife island (The Canary Islands) Measurements program: carbon cycle and greenhouse gases (CO2,CH4,CO), ozone (Total Ozone Column, surface ozone, ozonesondes) and related species (stratospheric compounds, N2O and BrO), solar radiation, AOD, aerosol profile, PM-10, PM2.5, PM1 and TSP, aerosol chemistry Regional Brewer Calibration Centre for Europe (Brewer triad) Master sun-calibration site for PHOTONS sun- photometer network

16 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. 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. 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. SIGROBS (Integrated System for the Management of Observing Networks)

17 SIGROBS Manual obs. RadiosoundsSatellite Radar Procts. Ligthning Hirlam Ana. AWS + QC0 SOSS + QC0 Operational Control of Met Systems Data around every station Real time QC1 Data + Flag Temporary Data Base Non real time QC2 Operations Centre It takes automatic or manual decisions in real time according to the procedures. Auto fault reports Metadata SYNOPBUFR Final Data Base GTS/MSS Data + Flag USERS Other AWS Man fault reports

18 SIGROBS (Monitoring) SIGROBS verifies that all possible data have been collected. If data are missing, the application automatically attempts to contact the station in order to retrieve the missing data. The software used enables to display the status of each station, and disturbances and malfunctions can be seen immediately on the monitor by the colour of the station point.

19 SIGROBS (Quality Control) In the course of the automatic tests of the measurements, every value is assigned to a quality byte. This byte prevents the dissemination or use of bad data. Data are never altered by SIGROBS, that is, the flags supplement but do not alter the data, and SIGROBS can describe which test has been failed.

20 SIGROBS (Fault Reports) SIGROBS has been equipped with a maintenance tool that is used to monitor the correct functioning of the different observation systems. This tool can generate automatic fault reports when defects in the observation systems are detected. SIGROBS can generate alarms for failures in the stations, communications or validation steps. SIGROBS generates fault reports automatically or in a manual manner. It is possible to request a summary report when necessary. These reports details data irregularities and other events. Some events can be sent to technicians automatically.

21 SIGROBS (Metadata) Metadata are critical to the success of any integrated data management system. Metadata describing the circumstances of the measurement/observation are particularly important for data users. They are absolutely essential to ensure that the final data user has no doubt about the conditions in which data have been recorded, gathered, transmitted and processed. AEMET is establishing standard procedures in order to collect all significant changes made in instrumentation, observing and processing practices, sensor exposure and sitting, sensor failures, etc.

22 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

23 Measurement Management System (MMS)  According to the ISO 10012:2003, the objective of a MMS is to manage the risk that measurement equipment and measurement processes could produce incorrect results affecting the quality of an organisation's output.  An effective MMS ensures that measuring equipment and measurement processes are fit for the intended use and it’s important in achieving product quality objectives and managing the risk of incorrect measurement results.  Metrological Confirmation is defined as a set of operations required to ensure that measuring equipment conforms the requirements for its intended use  calibration and verification procedures.  AEMET introduced the Metrological Confirmation in the Aeronautic Meteorological Network in 2007, and it has been extended to the whole synoptic network in the early 2013.  AEMET will expand these procedures to all the stations.  Our main goal for 2014 is to include in Metadata all the AEMET records related with the Metrological Confirmation.

24 THANK YOU! ANY QUESTIONS? 24 Thank you Gracias Kiitos


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