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NOAAPORT References

Reference files

These reference files contain information of interest to NOAAPORT Receive System developers such as product sizes, formats, and projection data for graphics products.

Interface Control Documents:

- ICD for AWIPS-NESDIS - This document (dated 1 December 2005) contains portions of AWIPS Interface Control Document (ICD) for the National Environmental, Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). Relevant sections of this ICD have been included here for the purposes of providing adequate information to ingest and decode the NOAAPORT data stream. This document is available for downloading in PDF (.pdf) format.


American Meteorological Society, 45, Beacon Street,, Boston, Massachusetts, 20108. Phone 617/227-2425. Agents for WMO publications in the US.

Federal Meteorological Handbook No. 1 (FCM-H1-1995), Surface Weather Observations and Reports, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, 8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1500, Silver Spring, MD, 20910

ICAO Document 7910, Location Indicators, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization,

World Meteorological Organization Manuals:

  1. WMO Manual 9, Weather Reporting Messages
    • Part C (contains the Catalogue of Meteorological Bulletins)
  2. WMO Manual 306, Manual on Codes
  3. WMO Manual 386, Manual on the Global Telecommunications System
    • Volume I, International Aspects
    • Volume II, Regional and National Aspects is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services


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