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Open Source Software for the Quality Control of Geophysical Observations

Welcome to the kvalobs open source software project (kvoss).

Mission Statement

The project is launched by in collaboration with SMHI

Kvoss is a term to describe a collection of closely related software products dedicated to the quality control of geophysical data, e.g. meteorological observations. The software was initially developed at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Kvoss is made available under the GNU General Public License version 2.

The kvoss bundle comprises:

Project Description
kvalobs Automatic quality control system
kvalobs_metadata A library of quality control scripts which can be automatically implemented by kvalobs
kvhqc Interface and tools for Manual Quality Control
kvhqc_apps Miscellaneous utilities

Project Links The source code is on github:

There exist an subversion for older stuff - generally not in use

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Operational kvalobs implementation at

kvoss project working documentation


Additional libraries

Project email groups

Miscellaneous items

Origin of the term kvalobs

  • kvalobs is an acronym derived from the Norwegian expression “kvalitetssikring av observasjoner”. The translation of this to English is “quality assurance of observations”.
kvalobs/start.txt · Last modified: 2018-10-03 13:17:07 by terjeer