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Data Available in MADIS

MADIS currently supports the following NOAA and NON-NOAA datasets.

NOAA non-NOAA
Meteorological Surface Meteorological Surface
METAR 1-minute ASOS
Maritime Maritime
New England Pilot Project (NEPP) National Mesonet/UrbaNet
Climate Reference Network (CRN) Integrated Mesonet
HADS/AFWS
U.S. Historical Climatology Network - Modernization (USHCN-M) Citizens Weather Observer Program (CWOP)
Radiosonde
NOAA Profiler Network Radiosonde
GPS-Met GPS-Met
Hydrological Surface Multi-Agency Profiler (CAP)
Satellite Wind Aircraft Based
GOES Operational 3-Hour Aircraft Based Reports
GOES Experimental 1-Hour Profiles at Airports
Satellite Sounding Radiometer
NOAA POES Snow
Satellite Radiance HADS/AFWS
NOAA POES SNOTEL
Gap-filling Upper Air Hydrological Surface
SHOUT HADS/AFWS
WISDOM Balloon Wind
Grids
RSAS Surface Analyses

Some of the datasets are restricted to certain users. Click here to see MADIS data restrictions.

The datasets in the MADIS database are stored in netCDF files. MADIS provides an Application Program Interface (API) for reading the files. The API is designed to hide the details for reading a netCDF file while providing XML and other text data formats for easy input into user applications.

XML and different text formats are also returned by the MADIS Text/XML Viewer web service.

MADIS RSAS grids can be output in plain text by using the MADIS RSASDUMP program.

The MADIS database is global, but the highest spatial and temporal density exists over North America. Click here to see a map of the MADIS data available in this domain at 0000 UTC on 12 September 2005. For more specific information on geographic coverage, refer to the pages for the individual datasets.

Typical daily volume for all MADIS datasets can be seen here.


Last updated 15 March 2017