Table 18.  Summary of the current NCEP GFS-GSI, NAM-GSI and RAP-GSI analysis system usage of data types that do not pass through PREPBUFR processing  (last revised 9/24/2014- still not 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
     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


RADIANCES
Satellite Instrument Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP GSI GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP GSI
NOAA-14 HIRS-2 1B Tb no no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-14 MSU 1B Tb no no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-15 HIRS-3 1B Tb no no no no no no Not tanked; quality is suspect
-> RARS: NOAA-15 HIRS-3 1C Tb no no no no no no Tanked, dumped; quality is suspect
NOAA-15 AMSU-A 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
YES n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
-> RARS: NOAA-15 AMSU-A 1C Tb YES
(see + below)
no
(see & below)
no n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
NOAA-15 AMSU-B 1B Tb no no no no no
(see @ below)
no Not tanked, files still generated by NESDIS but all reports fail calibration checks
-> RARS: NOAA-15 AMSU-B 1C Tb no no no no no
(see % below)
no Tanked, 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 longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-16 HIRS-3 1C Tb no no no no no

no

No longer available on GTS
NOAA-16 AMSU-A 1B Tb 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 longer available on GTS
NOAA-16 AMSU-B 1B Tb 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 longer available on GTS
NOAA-17 HIRS-3 1B Tb no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-17 HIRS-3 1C Tb no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no No longer available on GTS
NOAA-17 AMSU-A 1B Tb 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 longer available on GTS
NOAA-17 AMSU-B 1B Tb no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no No longer available from NESDIS
-> RARS: NOAA-17 AMSU-B 1C Tb no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
No longer available on GTS
NOAA-18 HIRS-4 1B Tb no no no no YES YES Tanked, dumped; quality is suspect
-> RARS: NOAA-18 HIRS-4 1C Tb no no no no no
(see % below)
no
(see % below)
Tanked, dumped; quality is suspect
NOAA-18 AMSU-A 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
YES n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
-> RARS: NOAA-18 AMSU-A 1C Tb YES
(see + below)
no
(see & below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
NOAA-18 MHS 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
YES n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
-> RARS: NOAA-18 MHS 1C Tb no
(see & below)
no
(see & below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
NOAA-19 HIRS-4 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
-> RARS: NOAA-19 HIRS-4 1C Tb no
(see * below)
no
(see & below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped 
NOAA-19 AMSU-A 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
-> RARS: NOAA-19 AMSU-A 1C Tb YES
(see + below)
no
(see & below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
NOAA-19 MHS 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
no no n/a YES no
(see % below)
Tanked, dumped
-> RARS: NOAA-19 MHS 1C Tb no
(see & below)
no no n/a no
(see % below)
no
(see % below)
Tanked, dumped
                   
METOP-2(A) HIRS-4 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
YES n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
-> RARS:
METOP-2(A)
HIRS-4 1C Tb no
(see * below)
no
(see & below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
METOP-2(A) AMSU-A 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
YES n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
-> RARS:
METOP-2(A)
AMSU-A 1C Tb YES
(see + below)
no
(see & below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
METOP-2(A) MHS 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
YES n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
-> RARS:
METOP-2(A)
MHS 1C Tb no
(see & below)
no
(see & below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
                   
METOP-1(B) HIRS-4 1B Tb no no no YES no no Tanked, dumped
-> RARS:
METOP-1(B)
HIRS-4 1C Tb no no no no
(see * below)
no no Tanked, dumped
METOP-1(B) AMSU-A 1B Tb no no no YES no no Tanked, dumped
-> RARS:
METOP-1(B)
AMSU-A 1C Tb no no no YES no no Tanked, dumped
METOP-1(B) MHS 1B Tb no no no YES no no Tanked, dumped
-> RARS:
METOP-1(B)
MHS 1C Tb no no no no
(see % below)
no no Tanked, dumped
                   
NOAA-16 AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no n/a no no

no

No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-17 AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no n/a no no no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-18 AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no n/a no
(see % below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (clear and over ocean in GFS/GDAS only); being tested 
NOAA-19 AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no no no
(see @ below)
no no Not tanked (in development database); being tested
METOP-2(A) AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no no no
(see % below)
no no Tanked, dumped (clear and over ocean in GFS/GDAS only); being tested
METOP-1(B) AVHRR-GAC 1B Tb no no no no
(see @ below)
no no Not yet tanked
                   
AQUA AIRS 1B Tb
(center fov)
no no no no no no Not tanked
AQUA AIRS 1B Tb
(warmest fov)
no no no no no no Not tanked
AQUA AIRS 1B Tb
(281 chn, every fov)
YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
AQUA AMSU-A 1B Tb
(center fov)
no no no no no no Not tanked
AQUA AMSU-A 1B Tb
(warmest fov)
no no no no no no Not tanked
AQUA AMSU-A 1B Tb
(every fov)
YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
no
(see & below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped
AQUA HSB 1B Tb
(center, warmest, every fov)
no no no no no no Not being processed
AQUA AMSR-E 1B Tb no no no no
(see % below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Instrument went bad, no longer produced
                   
METOP-2(A) IASI 1C Tb
(616 chn)
YES
(see + below)
YES
(see $ below)
no
(see # below)
n/a n/a n/a Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
METOP-1(B) IASI 1C Tb
(616 chn)
no no no no
(see @ below)
no no Not yet available
DMSP F-13 SSM/I 1B Tb no no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Instrument went bad, no longer produced
DMSP F-14 SSM/I 1B Tb no no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Instrument went bad, no longer produced
DMSP F-15 SSM/I 1B Tb no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped; instrument going bad
DMSP F-16 SSM/IS 1B Tb no no no no
(see % below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
DMSP F-17 SSM/IS 1B Tb no no no no
(see % below)
no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
DMSP F-18 SSM/IS 1B Tb no no no  no
(see % below)
no no  Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
DMSP F-19 SSM/IS 1B Tb no no no  no
(see @ below)
no no  Expected launch date October 2012
DMSP F-20 SSM/IS 1B Tb no no no  no
(see @ below)
no no  Expected launch date June 2014
GOES-10 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no no no no no no Not being processed
GOES-11 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no
(see # below)
no
(see # below)
no
(see # below)
n/a n/a n/a Not being processed
GOES-12 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no
(see # below)
no
(see # below)
no
(see # below)
n/a n/a n/a Not being processed
GOES-13 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no no no YES (over water only)
YES (over water only) no
(see % below)
Tanked, dumped

GOES-14 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
no no no no
(see @ below)

no no Not being processed

GOES-15 SOUNDER 1B Tb
(every fov)
YES (over water only)
(see + below)
no no n/a no no Tanked, dumped
GOES-10 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no no no no no Not being processed
GOES-11 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no  no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-12 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no  no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
No longer available from NESDIS
GOES-13 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no  no no
(see % below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested in parallel GSI

GOES-14 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no no no
(see @ below)
no no Not being processed

GOES-15 IMAGER 1B Tb
(11x17 fov)
no no no no
(see % below)
no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested in parallel GSI
METEOSAT-8 SEVIRI csr no no no no
(see @ below)
no no Not being processed
METEOSAT-9 SEVIRI csr no
no no no
(see @ below)
no no Not being processed
METEOSAT-10 SEVIRI csr YES
(see + below)
no no n/a no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
NPP ATMS 1B Tb YES
(see + below)
no no n/a no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
NPP CrIS 1B Tb no no no YES no no Tanked, dumped (GFS, GDAS only)
NPP VIIRS 1B Tb no no no no no no Not yet available

RETRIEVED PRODUCTS
Satellite Instrument Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI
AQUA MODIS aod no no no no
(see @ below)
no no Tanked, not dumped; being tested
TERRA MODIS aod no no no no
(see @ below)
no no Tanked, not dumped; being tested
TRMM TMI rain rate
(superobed to 1x1 deg lat/lon)
YES no no
(see # below)
n/a no n/a Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
DMSP F-13 SSM/I rain rate (superobed to 1x1 deg lat/lon) no no no no no  no
(see @ below)
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
(see @ below)
Instrument went bad, no longer produced
DMSP F-15 SSM/I rain rate (superobed to 1x1 deg lat/lon) no no no no
(see @ below)
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped; quality is suspect
GOES-13 IMAGER ctp
ctt
cloud fraction
clw
cloud levels
no no YES
no no n/a
Tanked, dumped (RAP only)
Source is NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC)
GOES-14 IMAGER ctp
ctt
cloud fraction
clw
cloud levels
no no no
(see #)
no no no Not being processed
GOES-15 IMAGER ctp
ctt
cloud fraction
clw
cloud levels
no no YES no no n/a Tanked, dumped (RAP only)
Source is NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC)

OZONE
Satellite Instrument Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI
NOAA-16 (NESDIS
Version 6 BUFR) 
SBUV-2 ozone no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-17 (NESDIS Version 6 BUFR)  SBUV-2 ozone no no no no no
(see @ below)
no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-18 (NESDIS Version 6 BUFR)  SBUV-2 ozone no no no no no no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-16 (NESDIS Version 8 BUFR) SBUV-2 ozone no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-17 (NESDIS Version 8 BUFR) SBUV-2 ozone no
(see # below)
no no
(see # below)
n/a no
(see @ below)
n/a No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-18 (NESDIS Version 8 BUFR) SBUV-2 ozone YES no no
(see # below)
n/a no n/a Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
NOAA-19 (NESDIS Version 8 BUFR) SBUV-2 ozone YES no no n/a no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
METOP-2(A) GOME-2 ozone no no no YES no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested
METOP-1(B) GOME-2 ozone no no no no
(see @ below)
no no Not yet tanked
AURA OMI ozone YES no no
(see # below)
n/a no n/a Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only)
AURA MLS ozone no no no no
(see % below)
no no Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS only); being tested

RADAR
Radar Instrument Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI
WSR-88D/
NEXRAD
n/a Level 2 radial wind no YES no no n/a  YES Tanked, dumped (NAM/NDAS and RAP only)
WSR-88D/
NEXRAD
n/a Level 2.5 radial wind superobs no YES (but only over Alaska) no no n/a  YES Tanked, dumped (NAM/NDAS and RAP only)
WSR-88D/
NEXRAD
n/a Level 3 (NIDS) radial wind superobs no YES (used only where Level 2 and Level 2.5 radial wind data are not available) no no n/a  YES Tanked, dumped (NAM/NDAS and RAP only)
WSR-88D/
NEXRAD
n/a reflectivity no no YES no no n/a Constructed from radar mosaic
Canadian n/a radial wind no no no no no no Tanked
Canadian n/a reflectivity no no no no no no Tanked
                 
Tail Doppler P-3 aircraft radial wind no no no no no no Tanked, dumped in HWRF
                 

GPS RADIO OCCULTATION
Satellite Instrument Variables Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI
COSMIC-1 to COSMIC-6 GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no YES no YES n/a no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
COSMIC-3 currently not available
COSMIC-1 to COSMIC-6 GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES no no n/a YES no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
COSMIC-3 currently not available
CHAMP GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Currently not being produced
CHAMP GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Currently not being produced
GRACE-A GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no YES no YES n/a no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
GRACE-A GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES no no n/a YES no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
GRACE-B GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Not being processed
GRACE-B GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
no
(see @ below)
Not being processed
METOP-2(A) GRAS
GPS Radio Occultation
refractivity no YES no YES n/a no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
METOP-2(A) GRAS
GPS Radio Occultation
bending angle YES no no n/a YES no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
METOP-1(B) GRAS
GPS Radio Occultation
refractivity no no no YES no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
METOP-1(B) GRAS
GPS Radio Occultation
bending angle no no no YES no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
SAC-C GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no YES YES no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
Currently not available
SAC-C GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES no no n/a no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
Currently not available
SAC-D GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no
(see @ below)
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed
SAC-D GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no
(see @ below)
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed
TerraSAR-X GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no YES YES no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
TerraSAR-X GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES no no n/a YES no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
C/NOFS GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no YES YES no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
C/NOFS GPS Radio Occultation bending angle YES no no n/a no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, dumped (GFS/GDAS and NAM/NDAS only)
Megha-Tropiques GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no
(see @ below)
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed
Megha-Tropiques GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no
(see @ below)
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed
Oceansat-2 GPS Radio Occultation refractivity no no no no
(see @ below)
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed
Oceansat-2 GPS Radio Occultation bending angle no no no no
(see @ below)
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed
 
LIGHTNING
Source Type Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI
Vaisala NLDN
(National Lightning Detection Network)
short range no no no no no YES Tanked, dumped (RAP only)
Vaisala LLDN
(Long-range Lightning Detection Network)
long range no no no no no YES Tanked, dumped (RAP only) (Note: was not being produced after Sep 2011 but returned Jul 2013)

ATMOSPHERIC MOTION VECTORS
Satellite/Report Type and Subtype Instrument Variables and Producer Used by Assimilation Monitored (but not used) by Assimilation Comments
GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI GFS/GDAS GSI NAM/NDAS GSI RAP/GSI
GOES-13
(report type 245, subtype 0)
IMAGER IR AMVs

NESDIS
YES  
not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
 from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 5
n/a
not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR file

see Table 4

not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUF
 file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5






not
applicable

obtains
AMV's
from
PREPBUFR
file

see Table 5
Tanked, dumped

GOES-13
(report type 240, subtype 0)
IMAGER
(3.9 µ channel)
sw AMV's

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped; being tested

(missing obs error)
(not in convinfo file)
GOES-13
(report type 251, subtype 0)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

NESDIS
no YES Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-13
(report type 246, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVct AMV's

NESDIS
YES n/a Tanked, dumped

GOES-13
(report type 247, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no YES Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-13
(report type 248, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (channels 10 and 11) WVct AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-13
(report type 249, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (channels 10 and 11) WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-14
(report type 245, subtype 0)
IMAGER IR AMVs

NESDIS
no
(see # below)
n/a Not being processed
GOES-14
(report type 240, subtype 0)
IMAGER
(3.9 µ channel)
sw AMV's

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed

(missing obs error)
(not in convinfo file)
GOES-14
(report type 251, subtype 0)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-14
(report type 246, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVct AMV's

NESDIS
no
(see # below)
n/a Not being processed

GOES-14
(report type 247, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-14
(report type 248, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (channels 10 and 11) WVct AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-14
(report type 249, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (channels 10 and 11) WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Not being processed

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-15
(report type 245, subtype 15)
IMAGER IR AMVs

NESDIS
YES n/a Tanked, dumped
GOES-15
(report type 240, subtype 0)
IMAGER
(3.9 µ channel)
sw AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped; being tested

(missing obs error)
(not in convinfo file)
GOES-15
(report type 251, subtype 15)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

NESDIS
no YES Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-15
(report type 246, subtype 15)
IMAGER WVct AMVs

NESDIS
YES n/a Tanked, dumped
GOES-15
(report type 247, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no YES Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-15
(report type 248, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (channels 10 and 11) WVct AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
GOES-15
(report type 249, subtype 0)
SOUNDER (channels 10 and 11) WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
MTSAT-2
(report type 252, subtype 0)
(see x below)
IMAGER IR AMVs

JMA
YES n/a Tanked, dumped
MTSAT-2
(report type 242, subtype 0)
(see x below)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

JMA
YES n/a Tanked, dumped
MTSAT-2
(report type 250, subtype 0)
(see x below)
IMAGER WVct AMVs

JMA
YES n/a Tanked, dumped
MTSAT-2
(report type 250, subtype 0)
(see x below)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

JMA
no YES Tanked, dumped

(set to monitor based on logic in GSI)
METEOSAT-7
(report type 253, subtype 0)
IMAGER IR AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES n/a Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-7
(report type 243, subtype 0)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES n/a Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-7
(report type 254, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVct AMVs

EUMETSAT
no YES Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METEOSAT-7
(report type 254, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

EUMETSAT
no YES Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METEOSAT-8
(report type 253, subtype 55)
IMAGER IR AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no
(see @ below)
Not tanked

(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METEOSAT-8
(report type 243, subtype 55)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no
(see @ below)
Not tanked

(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METEOSAT-8
(report type 254, subtype 55)
IMAGER WVct AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no
(see @ below)
Not tanked

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METEOSAT-8
(report type 254, subtype 55)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no
(see @ below)
Not tanked

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METEOSAT-9
(report type 253, subtype 56)
IMAGER IR AMVs

EUMETSAT
no
(see # below)
n/a Not tanked
METEOSAT-9
(report type 243, subtype 56)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

EUMETSAT
no
(see # below)
n/a Not tanked
METEOSAT-9
(report type 254, subtype 56)
IMAGER WVct AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no
(see @ below)
Not tanked

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METEOSAT-9
(report type 254, subtype 56)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

EUMETSAT
no no
(see @ below)
Not tanked

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METEOSAT-10
(report type 253, subtype 57)
IMAGER IR AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES n/a Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-10
(report type 243, subtype 57)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

EUMETSAT
YES n/a Tanked, dumped
METEOSAT-10
(report type 254, subtype 57)
IMAGER WVct AMVs

EUMETSAT
no YES Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METEOSAT-10
(report type 254, subtype 57)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

EUMETSAT
no YES Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
KALPANA-1
(report type 241, subtype 0)
IMAGER IR AMVs

India
no no
(see @ below)
No longer available on GTS(?)

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
KALPANA-1
(report type 241, subtype 0)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

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

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
KALPANA-1
(report type 256, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVct AMVs

India
no no Not processed(?)

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
KALPANA-1
(report type 256, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

India
no no Not processed(?)

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
INSAT-3A
(report type 241, subtype 0)
IMAGER IR AMVs

India
no no
(see @ below)
No longer available on GTS(?)

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
INSAT-3A
(report type 241, subtype 0)
IMAGER VIS AMVs

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

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
INSAT-3A
(report type 256, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVct AMVs

India
no no Not processed(?)

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
INSAT-3A
(report type 256, subtype 0)
IMAGER WVdl AMVs

India
no no Not processed(?)

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
AQUA
(report type 257, subtype 0)
MODIS IR AMVs

NESDIS
YES  n/a Tanked, dumped
AQUA
(report type 258, subtype 0)
MODIS WVct AMVs

NESDIS
YES (above 600 mb) YES (at and below 600 mb) Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error at and below 600 mb)
AQUA
(report type 259, subtype 0)
MODIS WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
YES (above 600 mb) YES (at and below 600 mb) Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error at and below 600 mb)
TERRA
(report type 257, subtype 0)
MODIS IR AMVs

NESDIS
YES  n/a Tanked, dumped
TERRA
(report type 258, subtype 0)
MODIS WVct AMVs

NESDIS
YES (above 600 mb) YES (at and below 600 mb) Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error at and below 600 mb)
TERRA
(report type 259, subtype 0)
MODIS WVdl AMVs

NESDIS
YES (above 600 mb) YES (at and below 600 mb) Tanked, dumped

(missing obs error at and below 600 mb)
NOAA-15
(report type 244, subtype 0)
AVHRR IR AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped; being tested

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
NOAA-16
(report type 244, subtype 0)
AVHRR IR AMVs

NESDIS
no no No longer available from NESDIS
NOAA-17
(report type 244, subtype 0)
AVHRR IR AMVs

NESDIS
no no

No longer available from NESDIS

NOAA-18
(report type 244, subtype 0)
AVHRR IR AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped; being tested

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
NOAA-19
(report type 244, subtype 0)
AVHRR IR AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked, not dumped; being tested

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METOP-2(A)
(report type 244, subtype 0)
AVHRR IR AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Tanked (currently not tanked), not dumped; being tested

(missing obs error)
(set to monitor in convinfo file)
METOP-1(B)
(report type 244, subtype 0)
AVHRR IR AMVs

NESDIS
no no
(see @ below)
Not yet tanked
NPP
(report type 260, subtype 0)
VIIRS IR AMVs

NESDIS
no no Not yet tanked

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

KNMI
no no no no no no Not yet tanked

* - 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 Global 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.

x - From mid-October through late December each year, JMA normally replaces their MTSAT-2 satellite with their MTSAT-1R satellite due to MTSAT ground system maintenance. See http://mscweb.kishou.go.jp/operation/index.htm for more information.