Operational Data Checking

An automatic data checking system has been implemented at ECMWF to trigger warnings in case of anomalies affecting the quality or the availability of the data assimilated by the model. Selected statistical parameters (number of observations, bias correction, and mean bias-corrected background, analysis departures and probability of gross error) are checked against an expected range. An appropriate alert message (including a time series plot) is generated if statistics are outside the specified ranges. A severity level (slight, considerable, severe) is assigned to each message depending on how far statistics are from the expected values. Two kinds of ranges are used by the automatic checking: Soft and Hard limits. Soft limits are updated automatically using statistics from the last twenty days (extremes are excluded during this process). Hard limits are adjusted manually when required.

Currently, the automatic checking is limited to data passing through the minimisation process (including VarBC passive data). It's being applied twice a day to the delayed cut-off 4D-VAR cycles (00 and 12) and four times a day to the early delivery assimilation system (00,06,12 and 18).

The alarm system results are based on feedback information from the ECMWF data assimilation and consequently reflect the ECMWF data usage. Although most warnings are related to data problems, they may on occasion also be related to model issues. Alerts are provided for information on an as-is basis and may be withdrawn or changed without notice. ECMWF accepts no responsibility for actions taken on the basis of these results.

Early delivery 4D-VAR at 2022-08-11 18:00

iasi
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 5399 : out of range
2 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Considerable: avg_biascorr=0.0808, expected range: 0.0942 0.1195
cris
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 949 : out of range
33 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.2093, expected range: -0.1890 -0.1622
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 963 : out of range
37 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0917, expected range: -0.0651 -0.0505
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 965 : out of range
35 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.2849, expected range: -0.2549 -0.2344
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 989 : out of range
39 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0256, expected range: 0.0564 0.0634
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 993 : out of range
26 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2224, expected range: 0.2439 0.2676
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 1005 : out of range
39 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0717, expected range: 0.1014 0.1081
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 62 : out of range
28 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2064, expected range: 0.2233 0.2412
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 108 : out of range
18 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0171, expected range: 0.0238 0.0783
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 118 : out of range
39 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.2166, expected range: -0.1545 -0.1187
airs
AQUA AIRS RADIANCES CHANNEL 672 : out of range
3 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Considerable: avg_biascorr=0.0551, expected range: 0.0605 0.0694
gpsro
SENTINEL 6A GPSRO SETTING HEIGHT 6-8 KM : out of range
Severe: avg_norm_fgdepar=0.4714, expected range: -0.1633 0.1978
SENTINEL 6A GPSRO SETTING HEIGHT 8-10 KM : out of range
Severe: avg_norm_fgdepar=0.7267, expected range: -0.1463 0.1270
Severe: stdev_norm_fgdepar=1.5577, expected range: 0.7049 1.1806
SPIRE LEMUR 3U GPSRO SETTING HEIGHT 2-4 KM : out of range
Slight: obs_number=2355.0000, expected range: 1308.2025 2096.2975
SENTINEL 6A GPSRO SETTING HEIGHT 4-6 KM : out of range
Slight: avg_norm_fgdepar=0.3170, expected range: -0.1357 0.1954
SENTINEL 6A GPSRO SETTING HEIGHT 10-12 KM : out of range
Slight: avg_norm_fgdepar=0.3724, expected range: -0.3131 0.2186
scatt
All HY-2B SCATTEROMETER Global : all data missing
Severely_persistent: obs_number=0, expected range: 0.00 124549.82
resat
AURA OMI OZONE, TOP PRESSURE LAYER 12-13 (HPA) : out of range
28 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-1.2357, expected range: -3.9281 -2.6772
NOAA-19 SBUV OZONE, TOP PRESSURE LAYER 1010-1011 (HPA) : out of range
37 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=2.3865, expected range: 1.5359 1.9796
NOAA-19 SBUV OZONE, TOP PRESSURE LAYER 60-61 (HPA) : out of range
39 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_fgdepar=0.0362, expected range: -0.0260 -0.0183
NOAA-19 SBUV OZONE, TOP PRESSURE LAYER 100-101 (HPA) : out of range
25 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_fgdepar=0.2331, expected range: 0.0949 0.1512
NOAA-19 SBUV OZONE, TOP PRESSURE LAYER 1-2 (HPA) : out of range
39 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_fgdepar=-0.0053, expected range: -0.0030 -0.0021