Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1167–1179, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1167-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1167–1179, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1167-2020

Research article 10 Mar 2020

Research article | 10 Mar 2020

Automatic quality control of the Meteosat First Generation measurements

Freek Liefhebber et al.

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The paper addresses the need for automatic quality control of a whole series of Earth observation (EO) time series extending a period of over 40 years. Such a dataset is valuable and may provide important information about trends related to geo-physical processes. Furthermore, as the dataset is that large, there is a need to completely automate the processes, as otherwise the effort would become impracticable. The result is a system with a high probability of detection and low false alarm rate.