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EMADDC has just been informed that due to maintenance on the WAM radar in Slovenia, the ADS-B/ Mode-S EHS data we receive Slovenia Control's SLAVNIK receiver will not be available.
Read more about UPDATE: No data from Slovenia Control from 13/2/2023 until end of April
The EMADDC database contains also some helicopter flights, mainly over the North Sea. A small study was performed to see what the quality of these observations are
Read more about Helicopter wind observations
One of the correction steps while processing obs is the True Airspeed correction.
At the last WMO ABO workshop, a question was raised on the influence of this correction on the wind observations. Here we describe the outcome of a small study comparing wind estimates without and with corrections.
Read more about What is the effect of the True Airspeed correction?
Over the last few months, EMADDC has been working on an update of the current operational Release 2.2 to provide users with data quicker.
Read more about Faster processing in EMADDC Release 2.2(-fast)
On August 1st, MUAC has updated the distribution of raw radar data to EMADDC. This enabled EMADDC to reduce the processing delay of observations from 45 minutes (with respect to first observation in a 15-minute time window) to 30 minutes.
Read more about EMADDC data available faster!
An important step of the development of EMADDC will take place with the termination of EMADDC release 1.6 (R1.6) on April 13th 2022. R1.6 was the first operational version of EMADDC used to process and distribute the EUROCONTROL MUAC data.
Read more about Termination of EMADDC R1.6
As of today, the EMADDC Prod system that produces the Release Version 2.2 files, outputs files uncompressed and compressed using gzip.
Read more about EMADDC output files are now compressed
The EMADDC website is online and replaces the previous mode-s.knmi.nl website. More information will become available in the coming months. Subscribe to the website to receive automatic updates and news items.
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The new release of the processing is available for testing
Read more about Release version 2.2 available for testing
ECMWF science and technology seminar: Aircraft data, Covid-19 and global weather forecasting.
Bruce Ingleby, ECMWF Senior Scientist, presented the added value of upper air observations for global weather forecasting and mitigation for Covid-19 including EMADDC use by ECMWF.
Read more about Aircraft data, Covid-19 and global weather forecasting
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