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Technical Implementation Notice 16-36

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

200 PM EDT Thu Sep 15 2016

       

TO:       Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT    

          Other NWS Partners and Employees

 

FROM:     Mark B. Miller

          Chief, Program Management Branch

          Surface and Upper Air Division

          Office of Observations

 

SUBJECT:  Aircraft Observations using BUFR7 Effective

          December 1, 2016

 

Effective on or about December 1, 2016, beginning at 1500

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the National Centers for

Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will be transmitting aircraft-

based reports using BUFR 7 format.

 

The following message headers will be included in the BUFR7

migration:

 

IUAX02 KARP

IUAX03 KARP

IUAX06 KARP

IUAX01 MMMX 

 

For additional information on aircraft observations, see:

 

http://madis.noaa.gov/madis_acars.shtml

 or

https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/GOS/ABO/data/ABO_Data_Access.html

 

For additional information on decoding BUFR messages, see:

 

http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/sib/decoders/BUFRLIB/

 

If you have questions or feedback, please contact:

 

Curtis Marshall

NWS Office of Observations

Program Management Branch W/OBS31

Phone: 301-427-9244

Email: Curtis.Marshall@noaa.gov

 

National Technical Implementation notices are online:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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