QA/QC Check – Weekly


The weekly checklist of Swiss FluxNet.

IMPORTANT: In case of problems, please inform the respective T-SRP or SRP!

 

 Logger Check via SSH

Purpose: Check if Logger is active, EC data arrive at the Logger, EC data are written to a file and if EC data files were generated for the last 7 days.

  1. SSH: establish SSH connection to the data logger (e.g. LANNER)
  2. sonicshow: check if sonic data are incoming with command sonicshow
  3. irgashow / lgrshow / qclshow: check if IRGA / LGR / QCL data are incoming with command irgashow or lgrshow or qclshow NOTE! Please also check LGR and QCL data in this step.
  4. showstatus: check how much of the disk space on the logger is used (100% means no disk space left), run command showstatus and fill in the number shown under Use%
  5. filesize: check if filesize of newest EC file is increasing, e.g. for CH-FRU with command ls -l *.X* (the file extension of the EC binary files are starting with X)
  6. files: check if there are EC data files available for the last 7 days

Legend: 0 … good, 1 … problems, 2 … bad

 

Meteo Check in Grafana Dashboards

Purpose: Check if important meteo variables (6+3) look OK. Check if all other variables look OK.

  • We check meteo raw data using Grafana dashboards. They show data that are available on GL-RAW (where we store all our raw data) and were successfully uploaded to the database.
  • If a plot in the dashboard shows data gaps, then most likely the respective data file is really missing on our server GL-RAW.
  • If data are still stored in some temporary folder (i.e. not in the respective data type and site folder, e.g. 10_meteo in CH-OE2 on GL-RAW) then data are not plotted and missing from the database and therefore from the dashboard.
  • The old (legacy) QuickViews are still available but not updated anymore. They plot data directly from raw data files (i.e., not from the database) that are available on GL-RAW.

Legend: 0 … good, 1 … problems, 2 … bad

wdt_ID Date Site SRP TA / PA / RH SW / LW / PPFD TS / SWC / PREC Other Notes
7 04 May 2018 CH-DAV MG 0 0 1 1 Last data plotted belongs to 1 May (LH to upload manualy). SWC_FF5_0x22_1_Avg shows inconsistent patterns.
8 09 May 2018 CH-FRU LH 0 0 0 1 G_GF1_0x06_2_Avg_Wm-2_Avg shows strange patterns and will probably be removed from the site
6 02 May 2018 CH-FRU LH 0 0 0 1 G_GF1_0x06_2_Avg_Wm-2_Avg shows strange patterns
9 16 May 2018 CH-DAV MG 0 0 1 0 SWC_FF5_0x22_1_Avg still some noise
10 16 May 2018 CH-FRU LH 0 0 0 1 G_GF1_0x06_2_Avg_Wm-2_Avg still problems
11 22 May 2018 CH-FRU LH 0 0 0 1 G_GF1_0x06_2_Avg_Wm-2_Avg still problems
12 23 May 2018 CH-DAV MG 0 0 0 0
13 29 May 2018 CH-FRU LH 0 0 0 1 G_GF1_0x06_2_Avg_Wm-2_Avg still problems
14 29 May 2018 CH-DAV MG 0 0 0 0
15 31 May 2018 CH-OE2 RM 0 1 1 1 SWC_CF1_..._1_Avg__Avg_grouped shows some strange patterns, PPFD_IN and DIF as well, WD_VANE will be removed
Date Site SRP TA / PA / RH SW / LW / PPFD TS / SWC / PREC Other Notes

 

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