DBCP Quality Control Guidelines: written August 2000, updated 2009.
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JCOMM Data Buoy Cooperation Panel
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Quality control procedures, jointly developed and implemented by the DBCP, GTS Data Processing centres and the operators buoys, currently ensure that surface observations are validated in real-time before insertion on to the GTS (see DBCP Technical Document No. 2). Sub-surface (e.g., from the TAO array) data are further controlled by NOAA / NDBC. Several other bodies (ECMWF, national weather and oceanographic agencies, GDC, ISDM, etc.) contribute to an active off-line assessment of data quality. A well-defined (see Annex A) feedback mechanism ensures that any interventions arising from this off-line quality control (e.g., modifications to individual sensor transfer functions) are implemented into the real-time data processing chain in a coordinated and audit-able fashion. Some history of the mechanism is given below......
PublisherWorld Meteorological Organization
CitationData Buoy Cooperation Panel (2009) DBCP Quality Control Guidelines: written August 2000, updated 2009. Geneva, Switzerland, WMO.JCOMM, 10pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1336