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 Alerts are provided for information on an as-is basis and may be withdrawn or changed without notice.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 2022-12-02 18:00

AMSUA Pacific RARS
All NOAA-18 AMSUA ALL SKY CHANNELS Global : all data missing
Severely_persistent: obs_number=0, expected range: 0.00 6673.08
All NOAA-19 AMSUA ALL SKY CHANNELS Global : all data missing
Severely_persistent: obs_number=0, expected range: 0.00 3672.60
iasi
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1513 : out of range
7 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.1004, expected range: -0.0838 -0.0801
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1521 : out of range
7 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0891, expected range: -0.0749 -0.0588
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1639 : out of range
8 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0017, expected range: 0.0249 0.0262
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1652 : out of range
7 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1369, expected range: 0.1628 0.1771
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 278 : out of range
6 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0054, expected range: 0.1327 0.2812
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 284 : out of range
7 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0373, expected range: 0.0868 0.1846
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 286 : out of range
6 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0837, expected range: 0.0307 0.1652
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1513 : out of range
7 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0310, expected range: -0.0163 -0.0034
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1639 : out of range
7 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0360, expected range: 0.0686 0.0748
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1652 : out of range
5 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0737, expected range: 0.1025 0.1076
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 284 : out of range
7 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0559, expected range: 0.0575 0.1753
cris
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 88 : out of range
12 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.1443, expected range: -0.2648 -0.2018
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 101 : out of range
16 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.1700, expected range: -0.2491 -0.2051
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 113 : out of range
49 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1267, expected range: 0.0649 0.0897
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 63 : out of range
22 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0212, expected range: 0.0560 0.1552
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 147 : out of range
18 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.3407, expected range: -0.2409 -0.1234
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 20 : out of range
29 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1997, expected range: 0.2320 0.2335
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.5192, expected range: 0.2809 0.3237
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 26 : out of range
38 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.8558, expected range: 0.4185 0.6621
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 72 : out of range
18 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1393, expected range: -0.2040 -0.1591
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 74 : out of range
14 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1145, expected range: -0.1522 -0.1461
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 75 : out of range
32 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0814, expected range: -0.2730 -0.1320
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 76 : out of range
32 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0751, expected range: -0.1698 -0.0720
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 78 : out of range
31 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0478, expected range: -0.2371 -0.0972
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 86 : out of range
16 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1065, expected range: -0.0362 0.0434
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 1189 : out of range
25 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1212, expected range: 0.0171 0.0736
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 113 : out of range
44 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1289, expected range: 0.0790 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=0.1350, expected range: 0.0766 0.1004
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 147 : out of range
24 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.2099, expected range: -0.1952 -0.1851
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.3117, expected range: -0.1681 -0.1194
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 61 : out of range
7 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0083, expected range: 0.0843 0.1838
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 63 : out of range
22 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0638, expected range: 0.1277 0.1985
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 68 : out of range
18 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0301, expected range: 0.1177 0.2186
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 110 : out of range
13 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.2180, expected range: -0.1603 -0.1101
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 965 : out of range
14 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.1397, expected range: -0.2234 -0.1758
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 36 : out of range
27 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3284, expected range: 0.2378 0.2812
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 39 : out of range
35 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3841, expected range: 0.2862 0.3166
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 42 : out of range
32 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3611, expected range: 0.2841 0.3114
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 45 : out of range
29 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3455, expected range: 0.2813 0.2996
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 51 : out of range
35 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3122, expected range: 0.2427 0.2562
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 54 : out of range
36 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3179, expected range: 0.2421 0.2513
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 69 : out of range
19 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1118, expected range: 0.0598 0.0638
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 71 : out of range
37 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0906, expected range: 0.0494 0.0621
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 20 : out of range
34 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1624, expected range: 0.1867 0.1932
NPP CRIS RADIANCES (18 channels affected) : out of range
1 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severe: stdev_fgdepar=0.2772, expected range: 0.2188 0.2313
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES (23 channels affected) : out of range
Severe: stdev_fgdepar=0.1818, expected range: 0.0892 0.0905
Atmospheric Motion Vector
All HIMAWARI-8 AMV CLOUDY WV3 ALL LAYERS Global : all data missing
Severely_persistent: obs_number=0, expected range: 164.67 534.83
METEOSAT-9 AMV CLOUDY WV2 WIND VECTOR DIFF (M/S) PRESSURE LAYER 300-60 : out of range
Slight: stdev_fgdepar=2.7482, expected range: 2.0804 2.6581
scatt
All HY-2B SCATTEROMETER Global : all data missing
Severely_persistent: obs_number=0, expected range: 0.00 134980.76