Table 18.  Summary of the current NCEP GFS-GSI, NAM-GSI, RAP-GSI and RTMA-GSI and URMA-GSI analysis system usage of data types that do not pass through PREPBUFR processing  (last revised 2/16/2018should now be completely up-to-date).
 

In "Variables" column:
     1B - Level 1B
     1C - Level 1C
     AMVs - Atmosperic Motion Vectors
     IR - Infrared
     Tb - Brightness temperature
     VIS - Visible
     WVdl - Water Vapor deep layer (clear air)
     WVct - Water Vapor cloud top
     aod - Aerosol optical depth
     asr - All sky radiances
     csr - Clear sky radiances
     clw - Cloud liquid water
     ctp - Cloud top pressure
     ctt - Cloud top temperature
     chn - Channel
     fov - Field of view
     sw - Short wave
     rad - Radiances


RADIANCES/BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURES
Satellite Instrument Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
NOAA-14 HIRS-2 1B Tb no no no no no no no no
No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-14 MSU 1B Tb no no no no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-15 HIRS-3 1B Tb no no no no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-15 HIRS-3 1C Tb no no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA); quality is suspect
NOAA-15 AMSU-A 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a n/a n/a no
Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> RARS: NOAA-15 AMSU-A 1C Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a no no no
Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
NOAA-15 AMSU-B 1B Tb no no no no no no
@
no no
No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-15 AMSU-B 1C Tb no no no no no no
@
no no
Tanked, not dumped;  but all BTEMPs missing (instr. went bad on 3/28/11) 
NOAA-16 HIRS-3 1B Tb no no no no no no no no
No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-16 HIRS-3 1C Tb no no no no no no
no no
No longer available on GTS
NOAA-16 AMSU-A 1B Tb no no no no no no no no

No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-16 AMSU-A 1C Tb no no no no no no
no no
No longer available on GTS
NOAA-16 AMSU-B 1B Tb no no no no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-16 AMSU-B 1C Tb no no no no no no
no no
No longer available on GTS
NOAA-17 HIRS-3 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-17 HIRS-3 1C Tb no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no No longer available on GTS
NOAA-17 AMSU-A 1B Tb no no no no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-17 AMSU-A 1C Tb no no no no no no no no No longer available on GTS
NOAA-17 AMSU-B 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-17 AMSU-B 1C Tb no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
No longer available on GTS
NOAA-18 HIRS-4 1B Tb no no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA); quality is suspect
-> RARS: NOAA-18 HIRS-4 1C Tb no no no no no no
no no
Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA); quality is suspect
NOAA-18 AMSU-A 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a n/a n/a no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> RARS: NOAA-18 AMSU-A 1C Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a no no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
NOAA-18 MHS 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a n/a n/a no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> RARS: NOAA-18 MHS 1C Tb no
&
no
&
YES no no no no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
NOAA-19 HIRS-4 1B Tb no no no
no YES YES YES no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA); quality is suspect
-> RARS: NOAA-19 HIRS-4 1C Tb no
no
no no no
*
no
*
no
*
no Tanked, dumped  (except in RTMA and URMA)
NOAA-19 AMSU-A 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a n/a no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> RARS: NOAA-19 AMSU-A 1C Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a no no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
NOAA-19 MHS 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a n/a no no

Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> RARS: NOAA-19 MHS 1C Tb no
&
no
&
YES no no no
no no
Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
                  
METOP-2(A) HIRS-4 1B Tb no no no no YES YES YES no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA); quality is suspect
-> RARS:
METOP-2(A)
HIRS-4 1C Tb no

no

no

no no
*
no
*
no
*
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METOP-2(A) AMSU-A 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a n/a n/a no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> RARS:
METOP-2(A)
AMSU-A 1C Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a no no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METOP-2(A) MHS 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a n/a n/a no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> RARS:
METOP-2(A)
MHS 1C Tb no
&
no
&
YES no no no no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
                  
METOP-1(B) HIRS-4 1B Tb no no no no YES YES YES no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA); quality is suspect
-> RARS:
METOP-1(B)
HIRS-4 1C Tb no no no no no
*
no
*
no
*
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METOP-1(B) AMSU-A 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a n/a no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> RARS:
METOP-1(B)
AMSU-A 1C Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES
no n/a no no no
Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METOP-1(B) MHS 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
YES no n/a n/a no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> RARS:
METOP-1(B)
MHS 1C Tb no
&
no
&
YES
no no no no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
                  
NOAA-16 AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no no no no no
no no

No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-17 AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no no no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-18 AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no no no YES no
@
no
@
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA; clear and over ocean in GFS/GDAS only); being tested 
NOAA-19 AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not tanked (in development database); being tested
METOP-2(A) AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no no no YES no
@
no
@
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA; clear and over ocean in GFS/GDAS only); being tested
METOP-1(B) AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not yet tanked
                  
AQUA AIRS 1B Tb
(center fov)
no no no no no no no no Not tanked
AQUA AIRS 1B Tb
(warmest fov)
no no no no no no no no Not tanked
AQUA AIRS 1B Tb
(281 chn,
every fov)
YES
+
YES
$
no
&
no n/a n/a no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
AQUA AMSU-A 1B Tb
(center fov)
no no no no no no no no Not tanked
AQUA AMSU-A 1B Tb
(warmest fov)
no no no no no no no no Not tanked
AQUA AMSU-A 1B Tb
(every fov)
YES
+
YES
$
no
&
no n/a n/a no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
AQUA HSB
(Humidity
Sounder for
Brazil)
1B Tb
(center,  warmest,
every fov)
no no no no no no no no Not being processed
AQUA AMSR-E 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Instrument went bad, no longer produced
                  
METOP-2(A) IASI 1C rad
(616 chn)
YES
+
YES
$
no
&
no n/a n/a no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> DBRTN:
METOP-2(A)
IASI 1C rad
(616 chn)
YES
+
no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
-> RARS:  METOP-2(A) IASI 1C rad
(500 chn)
YES
+
no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
METOP-1(B) IASI 1C rad
(616 chn)
YES
+
YES
$
no no n/a n/a no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> DBRTN:
METOP-1(B)
IASI 1C rad
(616 chn)
YES
+
no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
-> RARS:  METOP-1(B) IASI 1C rad
(500 chn)
YES
+
no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
DMSP F-13 SSM/I 1B Tb no no no no no no
no no
Instrument went bad, no longer produced
DMSP F-14 SSM/I 1B Tb no no no no no no
no no

Instrument went bad, no longer produced
DMSP F-15 SSM/I 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Tanked, not dumped; 22 GHz channel went bad (still used for sea-ice analysis)
DMSP F-16 SSM/IS 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not tanked; quality is suspect
DMSP F-17 SSM/IS 1B Tb YES YES no no n/a n/a
no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
DMSP F-18 SSM/IS 1B Tb no no no  no YES YES
no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA); quality is suspect
DMSP F-19 SSM/IS 1B Tb no no no  no no
%
no
%
no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA) - instrument anamoly on 2/11/16, not available since that time
DMSP F-20 SSM/IS 1B Tb no no no  no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Launch canceled
GOES-10 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no no no no no no no no
No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-11 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no
#
no
#
no
#
no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-12 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no
#
no
#
no
#
no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-13 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no no no

no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
No longer available from NESDIS - instrument went bad 11/20/2015
GOES-14 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no no no no no
@

no
@
no
@
no
Not being processed
GOES-15 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
YES
H2O
+
YES
H2O
$
YES
H2O
no n/a n/a no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
GOES-10 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no no no no no no no
No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-11 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no  no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-12 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no  no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-13 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no  no no no
%
no
@
no
@
no
No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-14 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
Not being processed
GOES-15 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no no no no
%
no
@
no
@
no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested in parallel GSI
GOES-16 ABI
(Advanced
Baseline
Imager)
csr no no no no no no no no Not yet being processed by NESDIS operations
GOES-16 ABI asr no no no no no no no no Not yet being processed by NESDIS operations
METEOSAT-8 SEVIRI
(Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager)
csr no no no no YES YES no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METEOSAT-8 SEVIRI asr no no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
METEOSAT-9 SEVIRI csr no
no no
#
no no
@
no
@
no no Not being processed
METEOSAT-9 SEVIRI asr no no no no no no no no Not being processed
METEOSAT-10 SEVIRI csr YES
+
YES
$
no no n/a n/a no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METEOSAT-10 SEVIRI asr no no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
METEOSAT-11 SEVIRI csr no no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
METEOSAT-11 SEVIRI asr no no no no no no no no Not being processed

HIMAWARI-8 AHI
(Advanced
Himawari
Imager)
csr no no no no no no no no Tanked in /dcomdev (b021/xx044) for testing
HIMAWARI-8 AHI asr no no no no no no no no Not yet available
HIMAWARI-9 AHI csr no no no no no no no no Not being processed (but tanked and dumped in place of Himawari-8 when it is undergoing maintenance)
HIMAWARI-9 AHI asr no no no no no no no no Not yet available
S-NPP ATMS 1B Tb YES
+
YES
$
no
&
no n/a n/a no no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
-> DBRTN:
S-NPP
ATMS 1B Tb YES
+
no
#
no
#
no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
-> RARS:
S-NPP
ATMS 1B Tb no
&
no
#
no
#
no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
S-NPP CrIS 1B apodized rad (399 chn) YES
+
YES
$
no no n/a n/a no
%
no
Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
S-NPP CrIS 1B full spectral rad subset
(431 chn)
no no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
-> DBRTN:
S-NPP
CrIS 1B apodized  rad (399 chn) YES
+
no
#
no no no no no
@
no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
-> DBRTN:
S-NPP
CrIS 1B full spectral rad subset
(431 chn)
no no no no no no no no Not yet processed
-> RARS:
S-NPP
CrIS 1B apodized rad (399 chn) no
&
no
#
no no no no no
@
no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
-> RARS:
S-NPP
CrIS 1B full spectral rad subset
(431 chn)
no no no no no no no no Not yet processed
S-NPP VIIRS 1B rad no no no no no no no no Not yet available
NOAA-20 ATMS 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no no no Not yet posted on NESDIS ops PDA
-> DBRTN:
NOAA-20
ATMS 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no no no Not yet processed
-> RARS:
NOAA-20
ATMS 1B Tb no no no no no
@
no no no Not yet processed
NOAA-20 CrIS 1B full spectral rad subset
(431 chn)
no no no no no
@
no no no Not yet posted on NESDIS ops PDA
-> DBRTN:
NOAA-20
CrIS 1B full spectral rad subset
(431 chn)
no no no no no
@
no no no Not yet processed
> RARS:
NOAA-20
CrIS 1B full spectral rad subset
(431 chn)
no no no no no
@
no no no Not yet processed
NOAA-20 VIIRS 1B rad no no no no no no no no Not yet processed
Megha-Tropiques SAPHIR L1A2 Tb no no no no YES
no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
GCOM-W AMSR2 L1B Tb no no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
GPM-core GMI L1C-R Tb no no no no no
@
no no no Tanked, not dumped

RETRIEVED PRODUCTS
Satellite Instrument Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
AQUA MODIS aod no no no no no
@
no no no Tanked, not dumped; being tested
TERRA MODIS aod no no no no no
@
no no no Tanked, not dumped; being tested
TRMM TMI rain rate
(superobed to 1x1 deg lat/lon)
no no
#
no
#
no no
@
no no no No longer produced

The TRMM satellite ceased to exist ~ 4/8/15.
DMSP F-13 SSM/I rain rate (superobed to 1x1 deg lat/lon) no no no no no
@
no
@
 no
@
no Instrument went bad, no longer produced
DMSP F-14 SSM/I rain rate (superobed to 1x1 deg lat/lon) no no
no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Instrument went bad, no longer produced
DMSP F-15 SSM/I rain rate (superobed to 1x1 deg lat/lon) no no

no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Tanked, not dumped; quality is suspect
GOES-13 IMAGER ctp
ctt
cloud fraction
clw
cloud levels
no no
#
no
#
no no no no no
No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-14 IMAGER ctp
ctt
cloud fraction
clw
cloud levels
no no
#
no
#
no no no no no
Not being processed
GOES-15 IMAGER ctp
ctt
cloud fraction
clw
cloud levels
no YES YES no no n/a n/a no Tanked, dumped (NAM and RAP only)
Source is NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC)
GOES-16 ABI ctp
ctt
cloud fraction
clw
cloud levels
no YES YES no no n/a n/a no Tanked, dumped (NAM and RAP only)
Source is NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC)
GOES-13
(report type 154, subtype 0)
BLENDED effective cloud amount
(sky-Cover)
no no no no
#
CO25
no no no n/a Tanked, dumped (RTMA and URMA only)
Source is University of Wisconsin/SSEC
GOES-15
(report type 154, subtype 0)
BLENDED effective cloud amount
(sky-Cover)
no no no YES
CO25
no no no n/a Tanked, dumped (RTMA and URMA only)
Source is University of Wisconsin/SSEC
GOES-16
(report type 154, subtype 0)
BLENDED effective cloud amount
(sky-Cover)
no no no YES
CO25
no no no n/a Tanked, dumped (RTMA and URMA only)
Source is University of Wisconsin/SSEC
Selected altimetry satellites (e.g., JASON-2, CRYOSAT-2,
SARAL/ALTIKA)
(report type 547, subtype 0)
ALTIMETER significant wave height no no no no
#
uCO25
no no no no Tanked, not dumped; being tested

OZONE
Satellite Instrument Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
NOAA-16 (NESDIS
Version 6 BUFR) 
SBUV-2 ozone no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-17 (NESDIS Version 6 BUFR)  SBUV-2 ozone no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-18 (NESDIS Version 6 BUFR)  SBUV-2 ozone no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-16 (NESDIS Version 8 BUFR) SBUV-2 ozone no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-17 (NESDIS Version 8 BUFR) SBUV-2 ozone no
#
no no
#
no no no
@
no no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-18 (NESDIS Version 8 BUFR) SBUV-2 ozone no
#
no no
#
no no no
@
no no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-19 (NESDIS Version 8 BUFR) SBUV-2 ozone YES no no no n/a no
%
no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METOP-2(A) GOME-2 ozone no no no no YES no
@
no
@
no
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested
METOP-1(B) GOME-2 ozone no no no no YES no
@
no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested
AURA OMI ozone YES no no
#
no n/a no
@
no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
AURA MLS ozone no no no no YES no
@
no
@
no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested
--> tanking temporarily stopped 1/31/2017
S-NPP
(NESDIS Version 6 BUFR)
OMPS Nadir Profile ozone no no no no no no no no
Tanked, not dumped.
S-NPP
(NESDIS Version 8 BUFR)
OMPS Nadir Profile ozone no no no no no no no no Not yet available.
S-NPP
(NESDIS Version 6 BUFR)
OMPS Total Column ozone no no no no no no no no Tanked, not dumped.
S-NPP
(NESDIS Version 8 BUFR)
OMPS Total Column ozone no no no no no no no no Not yet available.

RADAR
Radar Instrument Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
WSR-88D/
NEXRAD
n/a Level 2 radial wind no YES YES no no n/a n/a no
Tanked, dumped (NAM and RAP only)
WSR-88D/
NEXRAD
n/a Level 2.5 radial wind superobs no no
&
AK
no
&
no no n/a n/a no Tanked, dumped (NAM and RAP only)
WSR-88D/
NEXRAD
n/a Level 3 (NIDS) radial wind superobs no no
&
Z
no no no n/a no
%
 no Tanked, dumped (NAM and RAP only)
WSR-88D/
NEXRAD
n/a reflectivity no YES YES no no no n/a no Constructed from radar mosaic
Canadian n/a radial wind no no no no no no no no
Tanked
Canadian n/a reflectivity no no no no no no no no Tanked
               
Tail Doppler P-3 aircraft radial wind no no no no no no no no Tanked, dumped in HWRF
                

GPS RADIO OCCULTATION
Satellite/Report Subtype
Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
COSMIC-1 FM1
(subtype 740)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no no no
%
no
Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
COSMIC-1
FM1
(subtype 740)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES  YES no no n/a n/a no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
COSMIC-1
FM2
(subtype 741)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no no
no
%
no
Non-functional.
COSMIC-1
FM2
(subtype 741)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no
#
no
#
no no no no no
%
no Non-functional.
COSMIC-1
FM3
(subtype 742)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no
no
%
no Non-functional.
COSMIC-1
FM3
(subtype 742)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no
#
no
#
no no no no no
%
no Non-functional.
COSMIC-1
FM4
(subtype 743)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no

no
%
no Non-functional.
COSMIC-1
FM4
(subtype 743)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no
#
no
#
no no no no no
%
no Non-functional.
COSMIC-1
FM5
(subtype 744)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no

no
%
no Non-functional.
COSMIC-1
FM5
(subtype 744)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no
#
no
#
no no no no no
%
no Non-functional.
COSMIC-1
FM6
(subtype 745)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no no no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
COSMIC-1
FM6
(subtype 745)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES  YES no no n/a n/a no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
CHAMP
(subtype 41)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no
no
%
no No longer produced
CHAMP
(subtype 41)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
#
no
@
no
%
no No longer produced
GRACE-A
(subtype 722)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no
no
%
no No longer produced
GRACE-A
(subtype 722)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no
#
no
#
no

no n/a n/a no
%
no No longer produced
GRACE-B
(subtype 723)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no no
no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
GRACE-B
(subtype 723)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES  no no no n/a YES no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METOP-2(A)
(subtype 4)
GRAS
GPS Radio Occultation
refractivity no no no no no no no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METOP-2(A)
(subtype 4)
GRAS
GPS Radio Occultation
bending angle YES  YES no

no n/a n/a no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METOP-1(B)
(subtype 3)
GRAS
GPS Radio Occultation
refractivity no no no no no no no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
METOP-1(B)
(subtype 3)
GRAS
GPS Radio Occultation
bending angle YES  YES no no n/a n/a no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
SAC-C
(subtype 820)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no no no
%
no No longer produced
SAC-C
(subtype 820)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no
#
no
#
no

no no no no
%
no No longer produced
SAC-D
(subtype 821)
ROSA
GPS Radio Occultation
refractivity no no no no no no no
%
no Not being processed
SAC-D
(subtype 821)
ROSA
GPS Radio Occultation
bending angle no no no no no
@
no
@
no
%
no Not being processed
TerraSAR-X
(subtype 42)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no no no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
TerraSAR-X
(subtype 42)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES  YES no

no n/a n/a no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
TanDEM-X
(subtype 43)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no no no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
TanDEM-X
(subtype 43)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES  no no no n/a YES no
%
no Tanked, dumped (except in RTMA and URMA)
C/NOFS
(subtype 786)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not available since at least mid-2013 due to funding issues.
C/NOFS
(subtype 786)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no
#
no
#
no

no n/a n/a no
%
no Not available since at least mid-2013 due to funding issues.
Megha-Tropiques
(subtype 440)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not being processed
Megha-Tropiques
(subtype 440)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no
@
no
%
no Not being processed
Oceansat-2
(subtype 421)
ROSA
GPS Radio Occultation
refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not being processed
Oceansat-2
(subtype 421)
ROSA
GPS Radio Occultation
bending angle no no no no no
@
no
@
no
%
no Not being processed
PAZ
(subtype 044)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
PAZ
(subtype 044)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
KOMPSAT-5
(subtype 825)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no no no no Not being processed
KOMPSAT-5
(subtype 825)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no no no no Not being processed
COSMIC-2A P1
(subtype 724)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P1
(subtype 724)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P2
(subtype 725)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P2
(subtype 725)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P3
(subtype 726)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P3
(subtype 726)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P4
(subtype 727)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P4
(subtype 727)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P5
(subtype 728)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P5
(subtype 728)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P6
(subtype 729)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2A P6
(subtype 729)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E1
(subtype 750)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E1
(subtype 750)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E2
(subtype 751)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E2
(subtype 751)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E3
(subtype 752)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E3
(subtype 752)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E4
(subtype 753)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E4
(subtype 753)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E5
(subtype 754)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E5
(subtype 754)
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E6
(subtype 755)
GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no no
no no
%
no Not yet launched
COSMIC-2B E6
(subtype 755
GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no no
@
no no
%
no Not yet launched
 
LIGHTNING
Source Type/Instrument Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
Vaisala NLDN
(National Lightning Detection Network)
short range no YES YES no no n/a n/a no Tanked, dumped (NAM, RAP only)
Vaisala LLDN
(Long-range Lightning Detection Network)
long range no YES YES no no n/a n/a no Tanked, dumped (NAM, RAP only) 
GOES-16 GLM (Geostationary Lightning
Mapper)
no no no no no no no no Not yet being processed by NESDIS operations

ATMOSPHERIC MOTION VECTORS
Satellite/Report Type and Subtype Instrument Variables and Producer Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GOES-13
[report type 245, subtype 257 (GBL, NAM,RTMA,URMA),
subtype 0 (RAP)]
IMAGER IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
no no
#
no
#
no
#
850b
s10m
no
@
no no no No longer produced
GOES-13
(report type 240, subtype 257)
IMAGER
(3.9 µ channel)
IR (s-wave)
AMV's

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no no
@
ru25
850b
No longer produced

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
GOES-13
[report type 251, subtype 257 (GBL, NAM,RTMA,URMA), subtype 0 (RAP)]
IMAGER VIS AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
No longer produced

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
GOES-13
[report type 246, subtype 257 (GBL, NAM,RTMA,URMA), subtype 0 (RAP)]
IMAGER WVct AMV's

NESDIS
no no
#
no no
#
850b
s10m
no
@
no no
@
n/a No longer produced
GOES-13
[report type 247, subtype 257 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP,RTMA,URMA)]
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
No longer produced

(NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
GOES-13
(report type 248, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (chn.10 & 11) WVct AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not being processed - instrument went bad 11/20/2015

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
GOES-13
(report type 249, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (chn. 10 & 11) WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not being processed - instrument went bad 11/20/2015

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
GOES-14
(report type 245, subtype 0)
IMAGER IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
no
#
no no
#
no no no
@
no no
@
ru25
850b
s10m
Not being processed
GOES-14
(report type 240, subtype 0)
IMAGER
(3.9 µ channel)
IR (s-wave)
AMV's

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no no
@
ru25
850b
Not being processed

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
GOES-14
(report type 251, subtype 0)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Not being processed

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
GOES-14
(report type 246, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVct AMV's

NESDIS
no
no

no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Not being processed
GOES-14
(report type 247, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Not being processed

(NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
GOES-14
(report type 248, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (chn. 10 & 11) WVct AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not being processed

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
GOES-14
(report type 249, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (chn. 10 & 11) WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not being processed

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
GOES-15
[report type 245, subtype 259 (GBL, NAM,RTMA,URMA),
subtype 0 (RAP)]
IMAGER IR (l-wave)
 AMVs

NESDIS
YES YES YES
YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
GOES-15
(report type 240, subtype 259)
IMAGER
(3.9 µ channel)
IR (s-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no YES YES no YES
ru25
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
GOES-15
[report type 251, subtype 259 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
IMAGER VIS AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
GOES-15
[report type 246, subtype 259 (GBL, RTMA,URMA), subtype 15 (NAM)]
IMAGER WVct AMVs

NESDIS
YES YES no YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a YES n/a Tanked, dumped
GOES-15
(report type 247, subtype 259 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP,RTMA,
URMA)] 
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
YES no no no n/a YES YES YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
GOES-15
(report type 248, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (chn. 10 & 11) WVct AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Tanked, not dumped

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
GOES-15
(report type 249, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (chn. 10 & 11) WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Tanked, not dumped

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
GOES-16
[report type 245, subtype 270 (GBL),
subtype 0  (NAM,RAP,RTMA,
URMA)]
ABI
(Advanced
Baseline
Imager)
(11.2µ chn 14)
IR (l-wave)
 AMVs

NESDIS
YES no no
#
no n/a no
@
no no
@
ru25
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
GOES-16
[report type 240, subtype 270 (GBL),
subtype 0  (NAM,RAP,RTMA,
URMA)]
ABI
(3.9 µ chn 7)
IR (s-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no YES no
@
no no
@
ru25
850b
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
GOES-16
[report type 251, subtype 270 (GBL),
subtype 0  (NAM,RAP,RTMA,
URMA)]
ABI
(0.64 µ chn 2)
VIS AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no YES no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
GOES-16
[report type 246, subtype 270 (GBL),
subtype 0  (NAM,RAP,RTMA,
URMA)]
ABI
(6.15 µ chn 8)
WVct AMV's

NESDIS
YES no no no n/a no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
GOES-16
[report type 247, subtype 270 (GBL),
subtype 0  (NAM,RAP,RTMA,
URMA)]
ABI
(6.15 µ chn 8,
 7.0 µ chn 9,
 7.4 µ chn 10)
WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
YES no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)

(NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: missing obs error)
HIMAWARI-8
[report type 252, subtype 173 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
AHI
(Advanced
Himawari
Imager)
IR (l-wave)
AMVs

JMA
YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
HIMAWARI-8
[report type 242, subtype 173 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
AHI VIS AMVs

JMA
YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
HIMAWARI-8
[report type 250, subtype 173 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
AHI WVct AMVs

JMA
YES YES no YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a YES n/a Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)
HIMAWARI-8
[(report type 250, subtype 173 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
AHI WVdl AMVs

JMA
no no no no YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: set to monitor based on logic in GSI)
HIMAWARI-9
(report type 252, subtype 0)
AHI IR (l-wave)
AMVs

JMA
no no no
#
no no
@
no
@
no no
@
850b
s10m
Not being processed (but tanked and dumped in place of Himawari-8 when it is undergoing maintenance)
HIMAWARI-9
(report type 242, subtype 0)
AHI VIS AMVs

JMA
no no no
#
no no
@
no
@
no no
@
ru25
850b
s10m
Not being processed (but tanked and dumped in place of Himawari-8 when it is undergoing maintenance)
HIMAWARI-9
(report type 250, subtype 0)
AHI WVct AMVs

JMA
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Not being processed (but tanked and dumped in place of Himawari-8 when it is undergoing maintenance)

(RAP: missing obs error)
HIMAWARI-9
(report type 250, subtype 0)
AHI WVdl AMVs

JMA
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Not being processed (but tanked and dumped in place of Himawari-8 when it is undergoing maintenance)

(RAP: missing obs error)

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: set to monitor based on logic in GSI)
METEOSAT-7
[report type 253, subtype 54 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
MVIRI
(Meteosat visible and infrared imager)
IR (l-wave)
AMVs

EUMETSAT
no

no
#
no
#
no
#
850b
s10m
no
@
no no no Not being processed
METEOSAT-7
[report type 243, subtype 54 (GBL), NAM) subtype 0 (RAP)]
MVIRI VIS AMVs

EUMETSAT
no

no
#
no
#
no
#
850b
s10m
no
@
no no no Not being processed
METEOSAT-7
[report type 254, subtype 54 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
MVIRI WVct AMVs

EUMETSAT
no
no
#
no no
#
850b
s10m
no
@
no no
@
no Not being processed

(RAP: missing obs error)
METEOSAT-7
(report type 254, subtype 54) (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
MVIRI WVdl AMVs

EUMETSAT
no
no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Not being processed

(RAP: missing obs error)

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: set to monitor based on logic in GSI)
METEOSAT-8
[report type 253, subtype 55 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI
(Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager)
IR (l-wave)
AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES no YES no n/a YES n/a YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-8
[report type 243, subtype 55 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI VIS AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES no YES no n/a YES n/a YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-8
[report type 254, subtype 55 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI WVct AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES no no no n/a YES YES YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)
METEOSAT-8
[report type 254, subtype 55 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI WVdl AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no no no YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped


(RAP: missing obs error)

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: set to monitor based on logic in GSI)
METEOSAT-9
[report type 253, subtype 56 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI IR (l-wave)
AMVs

EUMETSAT
no
#
no
#
no
#
no
#
850b
s10m
no no no no Not tanked
METEOSAT-9
[report type 243, subtype 56 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI VIS AMVs

EUMETSAT
no
#
no
#
no
#
no
#
850b
s10m
no no no no Not tanked
METEOSAT-9
[report type 254, subtype 56 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI WVct AMVs

EUMETSAT
no
#
no
#
no no
#
850b
s10m
no no

no
@
no Not tanked

(RAP: missing obs error)
METEOSAT-9
[report type 254, subtype 56 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI WVdl AMVs

EUMETSAT
no
no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Not tanked

(RAP: missing obs error)

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: set to monitor based on logic in GSI)
METEOSAT-10
[report type 253, subtype 57 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI IR (l-wave)
AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-10
[report type 243, subtype 57 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI VIS AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-10
[report type 254, subtype 57 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI WVct AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES YES no YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a YES n/a
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)
METEOSAT-10
[report type 254, subtype 57 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
SEVIRI WVdl AMVs

EUMETSAT
no
no no no YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: set to monitor based on logic in GSI)
METEOSAT-11
(report type 253, subtype 0)
SEVIRI IR (l-wave)
AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no no
#
(YES-?)
no YES YES no(?) YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-11
(report type 243, subtype 0)
SEVIRI VIS AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no no
#
(YES-?)
no YES YES no(?) YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-11
(report type 254, subtype 0)
SEVIRI WVct AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no no no YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)
METEOSAT-11
(report type 254, subtype 0)
SEVIRI WVdl AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no no no YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)

(GBL, NAM, RAP, RTMA, URMA: set to monitor based on logic in GSI)
KALPANA-1
(report type 241, subtype 0)
VHRR/2
(Very High Resolution Radiometer/2)
IR (l-wave)
AMVs

India
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
No longer available on GTS(?)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
KALPANA-1
(report type 241, subtype 0)
VHRR/2 VIS AMVs

India
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Not processed(?)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
KALPANA-1
(report type 256, subtype 0)
VHRR/2 WVct AMVs

India
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not processed(?)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
KALPANA-1
(report type 256, subtype 0)
VHRR/2 WVdl AMVs

India
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not processed(?)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
INSAT-3A
(report type 241, subtype 0)
VHRR/2 IR (l-wave)
AMVs

India
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
No longer available on GTS(?)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
INSAT-3A
(report type 241, subtype 0)
VHRR/2 VIS AMVs

India
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no
@
850b
s10m
Not processed(?)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
INSAT-3A
(report type 256, subtype 0)
VHRR/2 WVct AMVs

India
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not processed(?)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
INSAT-3A
(report type 256, subtype 0)
VHRR/2 WVdl AMVs

India
no no no no no
@
no
@
no
@
no Not processed(?)

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error)
AQUA
[report type 257, subtype 784 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
MODIS IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
YES YES YES YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
AQUA
[report type 258, subtype 784 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
MODIS WVct AMVs

NESDIS
YES
600a
YES
600a
YES
600a
no YES
600b
YES
600b
YES
600b
YES
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error at and below 600 mb)
AQUA
[report type 259, subtype 784 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
MODIS WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
YES
600a
YES
600a
YES
600a
YES
850b
s10m
YES
600b
YES
600b
YES
600b
n/a Tanked, dumped

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error at and below 600 mb)
TERRA
[report type 257, subtype 783 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
MODIS IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
YES  YES  YES  YES
850b
s10m
n/a n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
TERRA
report type 258, subtype 783 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
MODIS WVct AMVs

NESDIS
no
#
no
#
no
#
no
#
850b
s10m
no no no no Not processed

(Note: As of July 25, 2013, no longer produced due to problems with its MODIS WV channels. )
TERRA
[report type 259, subtype 783 (GBL, NAM), subtype 0 (RAP)]
MODIS WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no
#
no
#
no
#
no
#
850b
s10m
no no no no Not processed

(GBL, NAM, RAP: missing obs error at and below 600 mb)

(Note: As of July 25, 2013, no longer produced due to problems with its MODIS WV channels. )
NOAA-15
[report type 244, subtype 206 (GBL, NAM)]
AVHRR IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
YES YES no no n/a n/a no YES
ru25
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)
NOAA-16
[report type 244, subtype 207 (GBL, NAM)]
AVHRR IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
no
#
no
#
no no no

no
no no
@
ru25
850b
s10m
No longer available from NESDIS

(RAP: missing obs error)
NOAA-17
(report type 244, subtype 0 )
AVHRR IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
no no no no no
@
no
@
no no
@
ru25
850b
s10m
No longer available from NESDIS

(RAP: missing obs error)
NOAA-18
[report type 244, subtype 209 (GBL, NAM)]
AVHRR IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
YES YES no no n/a n/a no YES
ru25
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)
NOAA-19
[report type 244, subtype 223 (GBL, NAM)]
AVHRR IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
YES YES no no n/a n/a no YES
ru25
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)
METOP-2(A)
[report type 244, subtype 4 (GBL, NAM)] 
AVHRR IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
YES YES no no n/a n/a no YES
ru25
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)
METOP-1(B)
[report type 244, subtype 3 (GBL, NAM)] 
AVHRR IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
YES YES no no n/a n/a no YES
ru25
850b
s10m
Tanked, dumped

(RAP: missing obs error)
S-NPP
[report type 260, subtype 224 (GBL, NAM)]
VIIRS IR (l-wave)
AMVs

NESDIS
YES no no no n/a YES no YES
ru25
850b
s10m

Tanked, dumped 

(NAM: missing obs error)

SCATTEROMETER
Satellite/Report Type and Subtype Instrument Variables and Producer Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
OCEANSAT-2
(report type 291)
OSCAT wind speed & direction

KNMI
no no no no no
@
no
@
no no Not yet tanked

This type will never be  available.  Instrument failed on 20 February 2014.
ISS (International Space Station)
(report type 296)
RAPIDSCAT wind speed & direction

OSI SAF/KNMI
no no no no no no no no Not being processed - instrument went bad 08/19/2016
METOP-2(A) ASCAT
(25 km res.)
wind speed & direction

EUMETSAT
no no no no no no no no Not yet tanked.
METOP-1(B) ASCAT
(25 km res.)
wind speed & direction

EUMETSAT
no no no no no no no no Not yet tanked.
METOP-2(A)
(report type 290, subtype 4)
ASCAT
(50 km res.)
wind speed & direction

EUMETSAT
not
appl.icable

obtains
this from
PREPBUFR
file

see
Table 2
not
applicable

obtains
this from
PREPBUFR
file

see
Table 4
not
applicable

obtains
this from
PREPBUFR
file

see
Table 5
not
applicable

obtains
this from
PREPBUFR
file

see
Table 19
not
applicable

obtains
this from
PREPBUFR file

see
Table 2
not
applicable

obtains this from
PREPBUFR
file

see
Table 4
not
applicable

obtains this from
PREPBUFR file

see
Table 5
not
applicable

obtains
this from
PREPBUFR
file

see
Table 19
METOP-1(B)
(report type 290, subtype 3)
ASCAT
(50 km res.)
wind speed & direction

EUMETSAT







SEA TEMPERATURE
Platform (and for ships only, method of obtaining the sea surface temperature) Report type Variable Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
GFS NAM RAP RTMA/
URMA
Ship; Bucket thermometer ('BU') 181 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Ship; Condensor intake on steam ships, or engine cooling system inlet on motor ships ('C') 182 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Ship; Hull contact sensor ('HC') 183 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Ship; Bait tanks thermometer ('BTT') 184 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Ship; "Through Hull" sensor ('HT') 185 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Ship; Radiation thermometer ('RAD') 186 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Ship; Trailing thermistor ('TT') 187 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Ship; Other, not listed above but specified in footnote ('OT') 188 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Ship; Not listed above 189 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Drifting buoy (character 3 in report id either '5', '6', '7', '8' or '9') 190 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Moored buoy (character 3 in report id either '0', '1', '2', '3' or '4') 191 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
COMPS moored buoy 192 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
SCRIPPS moored buoy 193 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
TRITON buoy 194 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Moored buoy with 3-meter discus 195 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
All other moored buoys not noted above (usually with 1-meter obs. depth) 196 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
CMAN 197 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
TESAC 198 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested in parallel GSI
Bathythermal 199 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested in parallel GSI
TRACKOB 200 sea temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested in parallel GSI
Tide gauge 201 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI
Coast Guard
202 sea surface temperature no no no no no
%
no no no Tanked, dumped; being tested in parallel GSI

* - Although some RARS 1C HIRS-3 and HIRS-4 data have been set to "use" or "monitor", they are currently not used or monitored for any satellite due to logic in the GSI analysis which excludes them from consideration.  This is intentional.

% - This is set to "monitor" in the "info" table read in by the GSI, but either the dump file is not read by the GSI or this data within the dump file is not read by the GSI.

@ - This is set to "monitor" in the "info" table read in by the GSI, but either a dump file is not created or this data is not part of the dump file.

& - This is set to "use" in the "info" table read in by the GSI, but either the dump file is not read by the GSI or this data within the dump file is not read by the GSI.

# - This is set to "use" in the "info" table read in by the GSI, but either a dump file is not created or this data is not part of the dump file.

+ - To see which channels are actually assimilated, navigate to http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/gmb/gdas/radiance/esafford/opr/index.html and click on the appropriate summary plot.  Look at the chart at the top entitled "number of observations passing quality control".  Those channels assimilated are denoted with green dots on the bottom line of the chart while those channels not assimilated (thus monitored) are denoted with red dots.

$ - To see which channels are actually assimilated, navigate to http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/gmb/gdas/radiance/esafford/regional/nrx/index.html and click on the appropriate summary plot.  Look at the chart at the top entitled "number of observations passing quality control".  Those channels assimilated are denoted with green dots on the bottom line of the chart while those channels not assimilated (thus monitored) are denoted with red dots.

Z - Used only where Level 2 and Level 2.5 radial wind data are not available.

600a - Above 600 mb (w.r.t. AMV's).

600b - At and below 600 mb (w.r.t. AMV's).

AK - Only over Alaska.

H2O - Over water only.

CO25 - 2.5 km RTMA and URMA CONUS run only.

uCO25 - 2.5 km URMA CONUS run only.

ru25 - All runs except 2.5 km RTMA CONUS Rapid-Update (w.r.t. AMV's).

850b - At and below 850 mb (w.r.t. AMV's).

s10m - Derives 10 meter wind speed (2.5 km RTMA and URMA CONUS, 3.0 km RTMA and URMA Alaska, and 2.5 km RTMA CONUS Rapid Update runs only).