OBSMET - DCS

OBSMET AT A GLANCE



Activities related to meteorology and climatology are highly dependent on the quality of the observation data collected. To do so, each national meteorological service must operate a stable reference network of meteorological stations, providing weather observations in a timely manner.

ObsMet is a generic observation data collection system which allows an easy and efficient management of a complete weather station network
, whether these stations were sourced from one unique AWS supplier of from different AWS suppliers.


WHAT OBSMET WILL DO FOR YOU



- Data collection from network of observation stations (manual, AWS, AWOS).
- Centralization of collected data in central database at headquarters.
- Monitoring and supervision functions for maintenance activities.
- Quality Control.
- Data visualization.
- Automatic data export to other meteorological systems: AMSS, Forecaster workstation, WIS...


These are ObsMet's key functionalities. The system has many more. For further details,
contact us.


WHY IS OBSMET DIFFERENT



DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING

- Compatibility with main station supplier's data loggers
: Vaisala, Lambrecht, Degreane...
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Serial or TCP-IP interface with data logger.
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Custom software development for integration of new model of station or data logger.
- Automatic coding
of METAR/SYNOP/SPECI messages.
- Forms for assisted METAR/SYNOP/SPECI key entry
with fields prefilled from measurements collected from data logger.
- Scheduled message creation.

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BUFR-encoding of METAR/SYNOP/SPECI messages.
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Automatic SYNOP/CLIMAT messages compilation.

QUALITY CONTROL

- Consistency checks ensuring the values entered by the weather observer are consistent and within standard user-defined ranges.
- Temporal checks alerting the operator when latest values differ too much with previous measurements.
- Detection of duplicated messages.

DATA VISUALIZATION AND EXPORT

- Visualization functions available at both station level (AWS) and HQ level (DCS).
- Real-time visualization of observations on geographical map.
- Charts and diagrams for all measured parameters.
- Wind roses diagrams.
- Visualization of individual station parameters.
- Calculation (means, QNH, QNE...) and export of observation reports to CSV/XLS/TXT formats.
- Visualization of real-time and past data.
- Automatic transmission of SYNOP/METAR using WMO TCP-IP standard protocol.
- Export of OPMET data to XML (AvXML).

SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT

- Web-based supervision for easy management and monitoring from headquarters, regional centers...
- Observation database browsing and search
.
- Station metadata management
.
- Monitoring of reception status and delays
.
- Reception statistics
.
- Sensors and data flow monitoring
.
- Notifications and alarms
sent by SMS/e-mail...
- Event logger.

The best way to apprehend ObsMet's uniqueness is to visualize it!
Contact us for a demo.








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