ESRL Global Systems Division
Data Access and Delivery Systems
RWIS Observation Additions
The objective of this task is to add all RWIS observations to MADIS that don't currently exist in MADIS. In this step of the Clarus to MADIS transition only one observation for each road variable type will be added to MADIS. All observations for each RWIS variable type will be implemented by December 31, 2013 as part of the RWIS multiple observations of the same type task.
RWIS Contributor RoleThe MADIS team will contact RWIS contributors once they have been updated/added to MADIS. RWIS contributors should verify that all observations that are being provided are available in MADIS by:
- Verifying that they are available in the MADIS surface display.
- Verifying that they are available for down load from the MADIS surface viewer.
Clarus Team RoleIn order for the MADIS team to implement the Clarus Qualtiy Checking Algorithms correctly in MADIS the Clarus team needs to provide the following to the MADIS team:
- A list that shows all RWIS observations and which QC algorithms are being applied to each observation type
- The order in which the QC is applied
- When Clarus QC stops based on a QC algorithm failure.
MADIS Team Tasking & Status
RWIS Observations That Need To Be Added To MADIS
|RWIS Observation Type||Status||Completion Date||Required By|
|Ice Thickness (on the pavement)||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Maximum Temperature (during the preceding 24 hours)||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Minimum Temperature (during the preceding 24 hours)||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Friction (the friction of the pavement)||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Precipitation Start and End Times||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Precipitation Three Hours||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Precipitation Six Hours||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Precipitation Twelve Hours||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Roadway Snow Depth||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Roadway Snowpack Depth||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Snowfall Accumulation Rate||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Black Ice Indicated||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Surface Freeze Point||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Web Bulb Temperature||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Mobile Head Lights Indicated (Yes/No)||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Mobile Wipers Indicated (Yes/No)||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Precipitation for the past 10 minutes||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|
|Water Level Reading||Completed||06/28/2013||06/15/2013|