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All NOAAPORT products have an identifying two-line header. The product headers can tell you:
The product header protocols are described in the NWSTG and NESDIS to AWIPS Interface Control Document extracts. A list of current Remapped AWIPS Satellite Products and their associated headers are available.
The two line product header takes the generic form shown below:
T1T2A1A2ii (sp) CCCC (sp) YYGGgg [(sp)BBB] (cr) (cr) (lf)
NNNxxx (cr) (cr) (lf)
The second line is an AFOS/AWIPS identifier defined in Communications Identifier Policy for: Operational NWS Communication Networks and Systems, January 1995, NWS Office of Systems Operations/Systems Integration Division.
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