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 Alerts are provided for information on an as-is basis and may be withdrawn or changed without notice.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 2022-11-20 12:00

amsua
NOAA-18 AMSUA ALL SKY RADIANCES CHANNEL 14 : out of range
Slight: stdev_norm_fgdepar=0.6576, expected range: 0.5288 0.6264
AMSUA Pacific RARS
All NOAA-18 AMSUA ALL SKY CHANNELS Global : all data missing
Severely_persistent: obs_number=0, expected range: 0.00 3327.31
All NOAA-19 AMSUA ALL SKY CHANNELS Global : all data missing
Severely_persistent: obs_number=0, expected range: 0.00 2300.14
cris
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 26 : out of range
58 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1438, expected range: 0.2393 0.3352
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.7802, expected range: 0.6329 0.6621
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1710, expected range: 0.1935 0.2073
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 42 : out of range
9 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1276, expected range: 0.1737 0.2247
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 54 : out of range
10 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0780, expected range: 0.1212 0.1682
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 75 : out of range
28 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0207, expected range: -0.1539 -0.1320
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 76 : out of range
19 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0004, expected range: -0.0988 -0.0720
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 78 : out of range
10 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0299, expected range: -0.1477 -0.0972
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 115 : out of range
6 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.3579, expected range: -0.5051 -0.4254
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 113 : out of range
26 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1395, expected range: 0.0783 0.1079
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 60 : out of range
33 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0981, expected range: 0.0816 0.0825
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 61 : out of range
29 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1020, expected range: 0.0862 0.0882
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 65 : out of range
33 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0708, expected range: 0.0564 0.0575
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 68 : out of range
34 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0494, expected range: 0.0267 0.0308
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 23 : out of range
31 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1740, expected range: 0.2025 0.2131
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 23 : out of range
40 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2810, expected range: 0.3174 0.3605
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1376, expected range: 0.1821 0.1838
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 26 : out of range
41 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2388, expected range: 0.3399 0.4003
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 42 : out of range
17 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2319, expected range: 0.2730 0.3118
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 54 : out of range
12 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1926, expected range: 0.2296 0.2664
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2752, expected range: 0.2487 0.2513
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 147 : out of range
18 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.2285, expected range: -0.1952 -0.1648
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 69 : out of range
26 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0966, expected range: 0.0563 0.0638
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 71 : out of range
29 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0820, expected range: 0.0444 0.0621
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 113 : out of range
40 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1477, expected range: 0.0789 0.1003
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 114 : out of range
38 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1385, expected range: 0.0726 0.1004
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES (18 channels affected) : out of range
5 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1940, expected range: 0.1628 0.1658
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 20 : out of range
28 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1686, expected range: 0.1867 0.1977
NPP CRIS RADIANCES (22 channels affected) : out of range
Severe: stdev_fgdepar=0.1198, expected range: 0.0600 0.0874
gpsro
All COSMIC2-E5 GPSRO RISING ALL HEIGHTS Global : all data missing
Severe: obs_number=0, expected range: 397.00 1511.70
Atmospheric Motion Vector
All HIMAWARI-8 AMV CLOUDY WV1 ALL LAYERS Global : all data missing
Severely_persistent: obs_number=0, expected range: 274.60 1208.90
All NOAA-18 AVHRR IR ALL LAYERS Global : all data missing
Severe: obs_number=0, expected range: 42.77 325.98
resat
All AURA OMI ALL LAYERS Global : all data missing
Severe: obs_number=0, expected range: 6535.49 14464.05