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Table C2

Geographical Designator A1 A2
For bulletins containing ship weather reports and oceanographic data
including reports from automatic marine stations

Instructions for the proper application of the data type designator

1. The first letter A1 will denote the nature of the ship or automatic marine station:

      For ocean weather stations:                               W
      For mobile ships and other marine stations:   V

2. The second letter A2 will denote the area from which the reports contained in the bulletin originate:

Designator Data Area
A Area between 30° N - 60° S, 035° W - 070° E
B Area between 90° N - 05° N, 070° E - 180° E
C Area between 05° N - 60° S, 120° W - 035° W
D Area between 90° N - 05° N, 180° W - 035° W
E Area between 05° N - 60° S, 070° E - 120° W
F Area between 90° N - 30° N, 035° W - 070° E
J Area between 60° S
X More than one area

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