This publication is an Annex to Chapter 9 of the Guide to the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WMO, 2018). It provides detailed technical guidance for Regional WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) Centres (RWCs) to run the operational activities related to the WIGOS Data Quality Monitoring System (WDQMS), specifically for the surface stations of the Global Observing System (GOS) located on land (on the territories of WMO Regional Association (RA) Members). These guidelines describe the three main functions of WDQMS (monitoring, evaluation and incident management), as well as the requirements (such as the resources needed) and the recommended practices and procedures to perform those functions for the surface land stations of GOS. They include the daily tasks for RWC staff in charge of the (sub)regional monitoring, evaluation and incident management activities for identifying, assessing and tracking issues related to data availability, timeliness and accuracy from surface and upper-air stations, and also some recommended performance targets for both types of observations.
Notes: Other versions in preparation.
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 1224
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese
Format: Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-11224-8