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 Alerts are provided for information on an as-is basis and may be withdrawn or changed without notice.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 2022-12-05 00:00

amsua
NOAA-19 AMSUA ALL SKY RADIANCES CHANNEL 13 : out of range
Considerable: stdev_norm_fgdepar=0.6789, expected range: 0.5102 0.6186
NOAA-19 AMSUA ALL SKY RADIANCES CHANNEL 14 : out of range
3 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Considerable: stdev_norm_fgdepar=0.6985, expected range: 0.5001 0.6298
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
16 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.1147, expected range: -0.0838 -0.0729
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1521 : out of range
16 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.1047, expected range: -0.0749 -0.0507
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1639 : out of range
17 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0248, expected range: 0.0249 0.0358
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1652 : out of range
16 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1202, expected range: 0.1628 0.1801
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1658 : out of range
13 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0255, expected range: 0.0852 0.0857
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 214 : out of range
6 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2148, expected range: 0.0395 0.1318
METOP-B IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 284 : out of range
15 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0331, expected range: 0.0868 0.1535
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1513 : out of range
16 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0440, expected range: -0.0163 0.0093
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1521 : out of range
14 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.1088, expected range: -0.0806 -0.0487
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1639 : out of range
16 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0274, expected range: 0.0686 0.0899
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 1652 : out of range
14 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0541, expected range: 0.1025 0.1217
METOP-C IASI RADIANCES CHANNEL 284 : out of range
16 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0009, expected range: 0.0575 0.1151
cris
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 39 : out of range
19 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3046, expected range: 0.2056 0.2584
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 48 : out of range
16 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2748, expected range: 0.2198 0.2367
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0634, expected range: 0.0589 0.2100
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 51 : out of range
19 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2291, expected range: 0.1642 0.1889
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 54 : out of range
19 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2282, expected range: 0.1565 0.1835
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 57 : out of range
19 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1912, expected range: 0.1269 0.1348
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 62 : out of range
19 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1166, expected range: 0.0720 0.0748
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 63 : out of range
29 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1175, expected range: 0.0910 0.1004
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0447, expected range: 0.0560 0.1411
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 64 : out of range
20 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0878, expected range: 0.0603 0.0720
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 67 : out of range
19 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0193, expected range: -0.0281 -0.0221
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 69 : out of range
19 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0117, expected range: -0.0400 -0.0198
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 26 : out of range
43 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.3109, expected range: -0.0356 0.3114
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1641, expected range: 0.1935 0.2028
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 61 : out of range
15 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.1111, expected range: 0.0052 0.1557
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 68 : out of range
17 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0915, expected range: 0.0328 0.1793
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 110 : out of range
24 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.2889, expected range: -0.2330 -0.1722
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 147 : out of range
24 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.3404, expected range: -0.2409 -0.1472
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 20 : out of range
34 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.4333, expected range: 0.2650 0.3237
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 75 : out of range
33 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0778, expected range: -0.1607 -0.1320
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 76 : out of range
33 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0758, expected range: -0.0857 -0.0720
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 77 : out of range
28 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0204, expected range: -0.1824 -0.0998
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 78 : out of range
33 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0451, expected range: -0.1425 -0.0972
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 79 : out of range
28 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0171, expected range: -0.1300 -0.0712
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 111 : out of range
24 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.0389, expected range: -0.1316 -0.0803
NPP CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 115 : out of range
32 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.2358, expected range: -0.5480 -0.4254
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 23 : out of range
48 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2678, expected range: 0.3174 0.3818
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 26 : out of range
58 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2189, expected range: 0.3399 0.4650
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 39 : out of range
38 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2250, expected range: 0.2749 0.3356
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3864, expected range: 0.2961 0.3166
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 42 : out of range
36 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2134, expected range: 0.2730 0.3271
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3691, expected range: 0.2934 0.3114
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 45 : out of range
33 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.2113, expected range: 0.2592 0.3127
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3536, expected range: 0.2894 0.2996
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 51 : out of range
38 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1919, expected range: 0.2334 0.2853
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3165, expected range: 0.2520 0.2562
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 54 : out of range
39 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1746, expected range: 0.2296 0.2760
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3178, expected range: 0.2506 0.2513
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 57 : out of range
20 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1586, expected range: 0.1986 0.2418
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 60 : out of range
21 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1351, expected range: 0.1681 0.2073
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 61 : out of range
21 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1264, expected range: 0.1581 0.1980
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 36 : out of range
32 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.3306, expected range: 0.2510 0.2812
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 71 : out of range
39 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.0718, expected range: 0.0534 0.0621
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 113 : out of range
46 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1244, expected range: 0.0770 0.1003
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 1251 : out of range
34 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=0.1589, expected range: 0.1984 0.2380
NOAA20 CRIS RADIANCES CHANNEL 20 : out of range
35 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: stdev_fgdepar=0.1469, expected range: 0.1867 0.1902
NPP CRIS RADIANCES (22 channels affected) : out of range
1 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severe: stdev_fgdepar=0.2631, expected range: 0.2159 0.2313
atms
NOAA20 ATMS RADIANCES CHANNEL 10 : out of range
13 times in the last 10 days for at least one item
Severely_persistent: avg_biascorr=-0.5007, expected range: -0.7019 -0.6211
gpsro
All TERRASAR-X GPSRO SETTING ALL HEIGHTS Global : all data missing
Severely_persistent: obs_number=0, expected range: 0.00 1530.05
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