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Data Quality Control

NODC Data Quality Control follows procedures implemented within the pan-European Infrastructure for ocean and marine data management - SeaDataNet (https://www.seadatanet.org/), which involves most European oceanographic data centres.

The overall approach consists in:

As a result of metadata and data Quality Control, quality flags are assigned to metadata and data, according to a standard and harmonized Quality Flag Scale: https://vocab.seadatanet.org/v_bodc_vocab_v2/search.asp?lib=L20

Detailed information on Quality Check steps and useful references are available on:

SeaDataNet Data quality control procedures, V 2.0, 2010

MATER Data Manual, Vol. 1, Data management structure inventories format and codes. Quality Assurance. V3, 2001

Brasseur, P., Beckers, J. M., Brankart, J. M., & Schoenauen, R. (1996). Seasonal temperature and salinity fields in the Mediterranean Sea: Climatological analyses of a historical data set. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 43(2), 159-192.

Maillard, C., Fichaut, M., & Dooley, H. (2001). MEDAR-MEDATLAS Protocol. Part I. Exchange format and quality checks for observed profiles. Ifremer Rep. R. INT. TMSI/IDM/SISMER/SIS00-084.