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CID XR-07

Center Identifiers List


COMMS-ID MESSAGE XR-07 Updated May 14, 2015
            Center Identifiers List - NWS Communications Identifier
                              Implementation Plan

Center/National Identifiers

KMWI - USDA National Computer Center (NCC), Kansas City, MO [fire weather]
KMSC - Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
KNEC - National Earthquake Center, Golden, CO
KNHC - Tropical Prediction Center, Miami, FL
KNKA - FAA Weather Message Switching Center Replacement (WMSCR)
       Atlanta, GA/ Salt Lake City, UT
KNWC - USN Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographic Center
       (FNMOC), Monterrey, CA
KWAL - Wallops Island Earth Station, Wallops Island, VA
KPML - NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, WA
KWBC - GISC/RTH Washington, DC
KKCI - Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO
KWNB - National Data Buoy Center, Southern MS
KWNC - Climate Prediction Center, NCEP, College Park, MD
KWNE - Environmental Modeling Center, NCEP, College Park, MD
KWNH - Weather Prediction Center, NCEP, College Park, MD
KWNJ - Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
KWNM - Marine Prediction Center, NCEP, College Park, MD
KWNO - NCEP Central Operations, NCEP, College Park, MD
KWNP - Space Environment Center, Boulder, CO
KWNS - Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK
PAWU - Alaskan Aviation Weather Unit, AK
PGTW - Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)
PHEB - Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC)


The identifiers below are awaiting final approval from FAA.

KNCF - AWIPS/NOAAPort Network Control Facility
KNES - NESDIS, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and
       Information Service
KWOH - NWS Office of Hydrology / HADS System

                                             
NCEP Model Identifiers

The following CCCCs are non-site specific.  They are related
solely to centrally produced NCEP generated products.  Formerly,
all NCEP products were issued under the CCCC of KWBC; in order to
better differentiate the diverse suite of products produced by
NCEP, all centrally produced NCEP GRIB and BUFR products CCCC
headers will follow the convention of KWBx & KWDx where x
represents A-Z.
     

KWBC -- GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM
KWBD -- DOWNSCALED GFS USING ETA EXTENSION (DGEX)
KWBE -- North American Mesoscale (NAM) Model
KWBF -- NGM
KWBG -- RUC
KWBH -- MRF
KWBI -- SST/ SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
KWBJ -- WIND-WAVE FORECAST MODELS
KWBK -- GLOBAL ENSEMBLE FORECASTS
KWBL -- REGIONAL ENSEMBLE FORECASTS
KWBM -- Ocean Models/Extratropical Storm Surge Model
KWBN - ** NATIONAL DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE (NDFD) PRODUCTS ** KWBO -- MERGE OF MODELS
KWBP -- AQM/AIR QUALITY MODEL
KWBR -- Real Time Mesoscale Analysis/ Analysis of Error
KWBS -- Hires Window Model (ARW, NMM); Five Domains (West/East US, AK, HI, PR) KWBT -- GFS Downscale Guidance KWBU -- Hurricane Wave Model KWBV -- North American Ensemble Forecast System (NAEFS) - CMC
KWBW -- Real-Time Ocean Forecast System - RTOFS
KWBX -- ECMWF 
KWBZ -- REFER TO GRIB PDS
** The Identifier KWBN is part of the NDFD Program not NCEP. ** ** The Identifier KWBQ is part of the MDL Program not NCEP. ** The identifiers KWBA-B, KWBY and KWDA-Z is reserved for future use. MDL Model Identifiers The following CCCCs are non-site specific.  They are related solely to centrally produced MDL generated products.  All MDL products are issued under the CCCC of KWBQ; in order to better differentiate the diverse suite of products produced by MDL, all centrally produced MDL products CCCC headers will follow the convention of KWEx where x represents A-Z. KWBQ -- MDL Gridded MOS Products


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