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RETRIEVAL PROCEDURES
for Obtaining Current Data & Product Files
using FTP & HTTP Applications

All TOC data and products are stored for FTP access. The directory and file structure follows a common subdirectory and file naming standard. The types of directory trees are described in detail below to help locate specific data and model forecast product types. Review the General Guide before writing computer programs to access the files.

  • Computer Models -   This is a description of the directory and file names for computer model derived products. The products are from the various processing centers. The files either contain the original received WMO message (bulletin) or contain GRIB/BUFR products delivered without message format. The products are available for 48 hours. NOTE: Most computer generated products in GRIB are currently available
  • Text Products -   This is a description of the directory and file names used to store files of text products, such as, forecasts and warnings that are generated at the NWS Forecast Offices. This information is stored in files as received in the WMO bulletin format. The AWIPS heading structure is included. The content bulletins are primarily in English.
  • Text Parsed Data -   This is a description of directory and file names used to store a subset of data. A English Descriptive Format naming process is used. It describes the content data types under unique descriptive names. These separate files were generated for internal server use. However, they are available for infrequent retrieval by those who wish to obtain a finite set of specific textual meteorological products. An example is a specific warning, forecasts, or aviation observations. Only the last received product is available. NOTE: The "sub-directory named "RAW" has the last version of the complete message bulletin issued by the Weather Forecast Office.
  • Observed Data -   This is a description of the directory and file names for a specific subset of data types. These files contain observational data and Terminal Area Forcasts (TAFs) in the received WMO bulletin format. The data is stored by the first two characters of the WMO heading. The data is based upon T1T 2 equal to "SM", "US", "SA", "FT", "UA", and "WS" WMO message types. The content is in the designated standard WMO codes. The data is available for 48 hours from the time of reciept at the WMC Washington).
  • Radar Products -   This is a description of the directory and file names used to store the WSR-88D and TDWR radar products. The radar products are in the original RPG/SPG generated form. The products are stored in 10 second received rotating files by product type and radar site subdirectories. The product is available for at least 48 hours from reciept. [See the Radar Product Central Collection/Distribution Service web page for details.]
  • Satellite Products -   This is a description of the directory and file names used to store computer generated NESDIS satellite imagery products. These products are in the NESDIS proccessed format. They are not for WMO message distribution. This data is available for the last two orbits after reciept.
 

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ADDITIONAL DATA AND PRODUCTS

(* DENOTES PRODUCTS CURRENTLY ON FOS)
ORIGINATING COUNTRY - ECMWF


WMO HEADING             WMO HEADING


GHAS50 ECMF             HTLS85 ECMF  
GHBS50 ECMF             HPAS98 ECMF  
GHIS50 ECMF             HPBS98 ECMF  
GHLS50 ECMF*            HPDS98 ECMF  
GTIS85 ECMF             HPCS98 ECMF  
GTLS85 ECMF             HPIS98 ECMF  
GPAS98 ECMF             HPJS98 ECMF  
GPBS98 ECMF             HPKS98 ECMF  
GPIS98 ECMF             HPLS98 ECMF  
GPLS98 ECMF             HUEM20 ECMF  
HHAS50 ECMF             HUFM20 ECMF  
HHBS50 ECMF             HUGM20 ECMF  
HHCS50 ECMF             HUHM20 ECMF  
HHDS50 ECMF             HUEO20 ECMF  
HHIS50 ECMF             HUFO20 ECMF  
HHJS50 ECMF*            HUGO20 ECMF
HHKS50 ECMF             HUHO20 ECMF  
HHLS50 ECMF             HVEM20 ECMF  
HTAS85 ECMF*            HVFM20 ECMF  
HTBS85 ECMF*            HVGM20 ECMF  
HTCS85 ECMF             HVHM20 ECMF  
HTDS95 ECMF             HVEO20 ECMF  
HTIS85 ECMF             HVFO20 ECMF  
HTJS85 ECMF             HVGO20 ECMF  
HTKS85 ECMF             HVHO20 ECMF
            
            
            
 

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