ObsMet - DCS

ObsMet - DCS - OBSMET AT A GLANCE

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..

Purpose

  • 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.

User

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

Benefits

  • Automatic coding of METAR/SYNOP/SPECI messages.
  • BUFR-encoding of METAR/SYNOP/SPECI messages.
  • Automatic SYNOP/CLIMAT messages compilation.
  • Scheduled message creation.

Advantages

  • 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.

MAIN FUNCTIONS

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.
  • 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.