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Quality Assurance and Control

Title data

Sturtevant, Cove ; Metzger, Stefan ; Nehr, Sascha ; Foken, Thomas:
Quality Assurance and Control.
In: Foken, Thomas (ed.): Springer Handbook of Atmospheric Measurements. - Cham, Switzerland : Springer , 2021 . - pp. 47-90 . - (Springer Handbooks )
ISBN 978-3-030-52170-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52171-4_3

Official URL: Volltext

Abstract in another language

Quality assurance and control is fundamental to ensuring the scientific usefulness of atmospheric measurements. Quality is relevant to all stages of data generation, from site selection and system design to all physical components of a measurement system (including their calibration, operation, and maintenance) as well as data handling and processing. This chapter describes useful practices and techniques for a comprehensive quality management program that is designed to minimize problems and quantify quality along the entire data generation chain. Widely applicable methods of post-field data quality control for instrumented (in-situ), visual, and remotely sensed observations are presented. The chapter concludes with example applications of QA/QC in measurement networks, and a discussion of common data problems. Finally, future developments in quality assurance and quality control are presented.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Quality assurance; Quality control; Quality management; Calibration; Certification; Data quality; Data processing; Instrument characteristics; Instrument requirements; Site requirements
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors > Professor Micrometeorology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Foken
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2021 07:56
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 07:56
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/67776