Table 19.  Code table for PREPBUFR report types used by upper-air Real-Time Mesoscale (GSI) Analysis (RTMA) and UnRestricted Mesoscale Analysis (URMA) (last revised 2/12/2018(no more updating for past events expected unless something important later found to be missed or incorrect).
 

Key:

     In the "Report Type" column, a  GREEN report type means that report type can be found in the PREPBUFR file.  A RED report type means that report type is currently never found in the PREPBUFR file.  An "R" after the report type means this type is restricted with respect to redistribution outside of NCEP for some amount of time.

     In the "Description" and "Note" columns, observation types are designated as follows:
          cldch - cloud ceiling height (derived from cloud amount and cloud height)
          gust - 10-m gust
          howv - significant wave height
          mitm - daily minimum temperature
          mxtm - daily maximum temperature
          Pstn - station (surface) pressure
          PWl - layer precipitable water
          PWt - total column precipitable water
          q - specific humidity
          rr - rain rate
          spd
          tcamt - total cloud amount
          Tb - brightness temperature
          Ts - sensible (dry bulb) temperature
          Tv - virtual temperature
          uv - u- and v-components of wind
          vis - surface horizontal visibility
          wdir - wind direction
          wspd - wind speed
          wspd10m - wind speed 10 meters above surface
          z - vertical coordinate height

     In the "Note" column, RTMA and URMA runs are designated as follows:
          AK3p0 - 3.0 km RTMA and URMA Alaska run
          CO2p5 - 2.5 km RTMA and URMA CONUS run
          CO2p5u - 2.5 km URMA CONUS run
          RU2p5 - 2.5 km RTMA CONUS Rapid-Update run
          GU2p5 - 2.5 km RTMA Guam run
          HI2p5 - 2.5 km RTMA and URMA Hawaii run
          PR2p5 - 2.5 km RTMA and URMA Puerto Rico run
          ALL - all RTMA and URMA runs
          ALLu - all URMA runs

     In the "Note" column, GREEN lines refer to observation types that end up being used by the assimilating analysis, BLUE lines refer to observation types that end up being monitored (but not actually used) by the assimilating analysis, and RED lines refer to observation types (or entire reports) that are not used by the assimilating analysis due to the reason(s) given (they may, however, be monitored). BLACK lines refer to informational material.

Note: The RTMA and URMA both employ a station reject list for all types of data below.  One part of this list is compiled every month by the Weather Foreacast Offices and the other part is generated dynamically at every hour by the RTMA and URMA.      
   
     
MASS REPORTS
Report Type PREPBUFR Message Type Description Note
111 SYNDAT SYNTHETIC (BOGUS) TROPICAL CYCLONE STORM CENTER - q, Pstn Not created (SYNDAT_SYNDATA processing switched off) 
120 ADPUPA RAWINSONDE - Tv, q, Pstn, Not dumped
122 ADPUPA CLASS SOUNDING - Tv, q, Pstn Not dumped
126 RASSDA RASS [FROM NOAA PROFILER NETWORK (NPN) OR MULTI-AGENCY PROFILER (MAP) NETWORK]  - Tv Not dumped
130 AIRCFT AIREP AND PIREP AIRCRAFT - Ts Not dumped
131
R
AIRCFT AMDAR AIRCRAFT - Ts Not dumped
132 ADPUPA FLIGHT-LEVEL RECONNAISSANCE AND PROFILE DROPSONDE - Tv, q, Pstn Not dumped
133
R
AIRCAR MDCRS ACARS AIRCRAFT - Ts, q Not dumped
134
R
AIRCFT TAMDAR (Mesaba, PenAir, Chautauqua) AIRCRAFT - Ts, q Not dumped
135
R
AIRCFT CANADIAN AMDAR AIRCRAFT - Ts Not dumped
150 SPSSMI SSM/I SUPEROBED (1 DEGREE LAT/LON) FNMOC (OPERATIONAL) RAIN RATE (DMSP) - rr Not dumped
151 GOESND NESDIS 1x1 F-O-V CLOUD TOP PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE; CLOUD AMOUNT (GOES) Not dumped
152 SPSSMI SSM/I SUPEROBED (1 DEGREE LAT/LON) FNMOC (OPERATIONAL) PRECIPITABLE WATER OVER OCEAN (DMSP) - PWt Not dumped
153 GPSIPW GPS-INTEGRATED PRECIPITABLE WATER (GPS-IPW) - PWt Not dumped
154 n/a GOES IMAGER SKY-COVER DATA The assimilation obtains this directly from the efclam dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18).  This will not be written into the PREPBUFR file.
156 GOESND NESDIS 1x1 F-O-V 4-LAYER PRECIPITABLE WATER OVER LAND - CLEAR (GOES) - PWl Not dumped
157 GOESND NESDIS 1x1 F-O-V 4-LAYER PRECIPITABLE WATER OVER LAND - CLOUDY (GOES) - PWl Not dumped
158 GOESND NESDIS 1x1 F-O-V 4-LAYER PRECIPITABLE WATER OVER OCEAN - CLEAR (GOES) - PWl Not dumped
159 GOESND NESDIS 1x1 F-O-V 4-LAYER PRECIPITABLE WATER OVER OCEAN - CLOUDY (GOES) - PWl Not dumped
164 GOESND NESDIS 1x1 F-O-V RADIANCES OVER LAND - CLEAR (GOES) - Tb Not dumped
165 GOESND NESDIS 1x1 F-O-V RADIANCES OVER LAND - CLOUDY (GOES) - Tb Not dumped
170 NACELLE - Tb, q Not dumped
171 TALL TOWER - Tb, q Not dumped
174 GOESND NESDIS 1x1 F-O-V RADIANCES OVER OCEAN - CLEAR (GOES) - Tb Not dumped
175 GOESND NESDIS 1x1 F-O-V RADIANCES OVER OCEAN - CLOUDY (GOES) - Tb Not dumped
180
(R - U.S. & JMA SHIPS)
SFCSHP SURFACE MARINE WITH REPORTED STATION PRESSURE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN, TIDE GAUGE) - Tv, q, Pstn, gust, vis, tcamt, mitm, mxtm, howv ALL: Ts/Tv (see % below),q, Pstn, gust, vis used by analysis
CO2p5: tcamt used by analysis
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis
CO2p5u: howv used by analysis
181
(R -
WMO Res 40 SYNOPS
ADPSFC SURFACE LAND [SYNOPTIC (fixed only), METAR] WITH REPORTED STATION PRESSURE - Tv, q, Pstn, gust, vis, cldch, tcamt, mitm), mxtm, howv ALL: Ts/Tv (see % below), q, Pstn, gust, vis used by analysis
CO2p5: tcamt used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: cldch used by analysis
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis
CO2p5u: howv used by analysis
182 SFCSHP SPLASH-LEVEL DROPSONDE OVER OCEAN - Tv, q, Pstn, mitm, mxtm, howv  Not dumped
183
(R -
WMO Res 40 SYNOPS, U.S. & JMA SHIPS)
ADPSFC,
SFCSHP
SURFACE MARINE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN, TIDE GAUGE) OR LAND [SYNOPTIC (fixed only), METAR] WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE - Tv, q, Pstn, vis, cldch, tcamt, mitm, mxtm, howv   ALL: Ts/Tv (see % below), q, vis used by analysis
CO2p5: tcamt used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: cldch used by analysis
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis

ALL: Pstn monitored by analysis by switch in convinfo text file read by RTMA and URMA
CO2p5u: howv monitored by analysis

Altimeter setting is also missing (always the case for synoptic).  Station pressure calculated from reported mean sea-level pressure and elevation via U.S. Standard Atmosphere approximation.  Elevation is greater than 7.5 meters (if less than 7.5 meters, station pressure set equal to sea-level pressure and report type set to 181).
187 ADPSFC SURFACE LAND METAR WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE - Tv, q, Pstn, gust, vis, cldch, tcamt, mitm, mxtm, howv    ALL: Ts/Tv (see % below), q, Pstn, gust, vis used by analysis
CO2p5: tcamt used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: cldch used by analysis
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis
CO2p5u: howv used by analysis

Altimeter setting is reported (never the case for synoptic). Station pressure calculated from reported altimeter setting and elevation.
188
R
MSONET SURFACE MESONET - Tv, q, Pstn, gust, mitm, mxtm  ALL: Ts/Tv (see % below), q, Pstn, gust used by analysis
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis
191 SFCBOG AUSTRALIAN PAOB MEAN SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE BOGUS OVER OCEAN - Pstn No longer produced
192 ADPSFC SURFACE LAND SYNOPIC (fixed only) WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE AND MISSING SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE - Tv, q, Pstn, gust, vis, tcamt, mitm, mxtm  ALL: Tv, q, gust, vis used by assimilation
CO2p5: tcamt used by analysis
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis

Pstn not used or monitored by assimilation as it is not included in convinfo text file read by RTMA and URMA

Station pressure estimated from
U.S. Standard Atmosphere approximation Pmsl and reported temperature and elevation. 
193 ADPSFC SURFACE LAND METAR WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE, MISSING SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE AND MISSING ALTIMETER SETTING - Tv, q, Pstn, gust, vis, cldch, tcamt, mitm, mxtm  ALL: Tv, q, gust, vis used by assimilation
CO2p5: tcamt used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: cldch used by analysis
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis

Pstn not used or monitored by assimilation as it is not included in convinfo text file read by RTMA and URMA

Station pressure estimated from
U.S. Standard Atmosphere approximation Pmsl and reported temperature and elevation. 
194 SFCSHP SURFACE MARINE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN, TIDE GAUGE) OR LAND (SYNOPTIC, METAR) WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE AND MISSING SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE - Tv, q, Pstn, gust, vis, tcamt, mitm, mxtm  ALL: Tv, q, gust, vis used by assimilation
CO2p5: tcamt used by analysis
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis

Pstn not used or monitored by assimilation as it is not included in convinfo text file read by RTMA and URMA

Station pressure estimated from
U.S. Standard Atmosphere approximation Pmsl and reported temperature and elevation. 
195 MSONET SURFACE MESONET WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE AND MISSING ALTIMETER SETTING (SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE IS ALWAYS MISSING) - Tv, q, Pstn, gust, mitm, mxtm  ALL: Tv, q, gust used by assimilation
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis

Pstn not used or monitored by assimilation as it is not included in convinfo text file read by RTMA and URMA

Station pressure estimated from
U.S. Standard Atmosphere approximation Pmsl and reported temperature and elevation. 
196 ADPSFC,
SFCSHP,
MSONET
SURFACE REPORT IS MOVED FROM OVER WATER TO OVER LAND TO ALIGN PROPERLY WITH RTMA LAND/SEA MASK IN GREAT LAKES REGION.  ONLY LAT/LON IS CHANGED.  ORIGINAL REPORT IS NOT RETAINED. -Tv, q, mitm, mxtm
ALL: Tv, q, gust used by assimilation
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis
197 ADPSFC,
SFCSHP,
MSONET
PSEUDO-SURFACE REPORT OVER WATER GENERATED BASED ON EXISTING SURFACE REPORT OVER LAND (IN GREAT LAKES REGION). GLERL ADJUSTMENT MADE TO Tv AND q. ORIGINAL REPORT IS RETAINED AT ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION. -Tv, q, mitm, mxtm
ALL: Tv, q, gust used by assimilation
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis
198 ADPSFC,
SFCSHP,
MSONET
SURFACE REPORT IS MOVED FROM OVER LAND TO OVER WATER TO ALIGN PROPERLY WITH RTMA LAND/SEA MASK IN GREAT LAKES REGION.  ONLY LAT/LON IS CHANGED.  ORIGINAL REPORT IS NOT RETAINED. -Tv, q, mitm, mxtm
ALL: Tv, q, gust used by assimilation
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis
199 ADPSFC,
SFCSHP,
MSONET
PSEUDO-SURFACE REPORT OVER LAND GENERATED BASED ON EXISTING SURFACE REPORT OVER WATER (IN GREAT LAKES REGION).  GLERL ADJUSTMENT MADE TO Tv AND q. ORIGINAL REPORT IS RETAINED AT ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION. -Tv, q, mitm, mxtm
ALL: Tv, q, gust used by assimilation
ALLu: mitm, mxtm used by analysis

% - Some versions of the RTMA and URMA (e.g., CONUS) assimilate Ts (obtained by peeling back the VIRTMP event in the PREPBUFR file) while other versions (e.g., Hawaii) assimilate Tv.

  

WIND REPORTS
Report Type PREPBUFR Message Type Description Note
210 SYNDAT SYNTHETIC (BOGUS) TROPICAL CYCLONE - uv Not created (SYNDAT_SYNDATA processing switched off) 
220 ADPUPA RAWINSONDE - uv (all levels), z (winds-by-height levels) Not dumped
221 ADPUPA PIBAL - uv, z Not dumped
222 ADPUPA CLASS SOUNDING - wspd, wdir, z Not dumped
223 PROFLR NOAA PROFILER NETWORK (NPN) WIND PROFILER - uv, z Not dumped.
224 VADWND NEXRAD VERTICAL AZIMUTH DISPLAY (VAD) - uv, z Not dumped.
227 PROFLR MULTI-AGENCY PROFILER (MAP) AND ACOUSTIC SOUNDER (SODAR) - uv, z Not dumped
228 PROFLR JAPANESE METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY (JMA) WIND PROFILER - uv, z Not dumped
229 PROFLR WIND PROFILER DECODED FROM PILOT (PIBAL) BULLETINS - uv, z Not dumped
230 AIRCFT AIREP AND PIREP AIRCRAFT - uv Not dumped
231
R
AIRCFT AMDAR AIRCRAFT - uv Not dumped
232 ADPUPA FLIGHT-LEVEL RECONNAISSANCE AND PROFILE DROPSONDE - uv Not dumped
233
R
AIRCAR MDCRS ACARS AIRCRAFT - uv Not dumped
234
R
AIRCFT TAMDAR (Mesaba, PenAir, Chautauqua) AIRCRAFT - uv Not dumped
235
R
AIRCFT CANADIAN AMDAR AIRCRAFT - uv Not dumped
240 SATWND NESDIS IR (SHORT-WAVE) CLOUD DRIFT (ALL LEVELS) (GOES) - uv, wspd10m  The assimilation will obtain this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18).  This will not be  written into the PREPBUFR file.
241 SATWND INDIA IR (LONG-WAVE) AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT (ALL LEVELS) (INSAT, KALPANA) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18).  If this were available and dumped, it would still be written into the PREPBUFR file but ignored by the GSI.
242 SATWND JMA IR (LONG-WAVE) AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT AT LEVELS BELOW 850 MB (GMS, MTSAT-HIMAWARI) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.

The GSI redefines report type 242 as JMA visible cloud drift at all levels.
243 SATWND EUMETSAT IR (LONG-WAVE) AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT AT LEVELS BELOW 850 MB (METEOSAT) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.

The GSI redefines report type 243 as EUMETSAT visible cloud drift at all levels.
244 SATWND AVHRR/POES IR (LONG-WAVE) CLOUD DRIFT (ALL LEVELS) (NOAA, METOP) - uv, wspd10m The assimilation will obtain this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18).  This will not be  written into the PREPBUFR file.
245 SATWND NESDIS IR (LONG-WAVE) CLOUD DRIFT (ALL LEVELS) (GOES) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.
246 SATWND NESDIS IMAGER WATER VAPOR (ALL LEVELS) - CLOUD TOP (GOES) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.
247 SATWND NESDIS IMAGER WATER VAPOR (ALL LEVELS) - DEEP LAYER (GOES) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.
248 SATWND NESDIS SOUNDER WATER VAPOR (ALL LEVELS) - CLOUD TOP (GOES) - uv, wspd10m If ever processed, the assimilation will obtain this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This will never be written into the PREPBUFR file.
249 SATWND NESDIS SOUNDER WATER VAPOR (ALL LEVELS) - DEEP LAYER (GOES) - uv, wspd10m If ever processed, the assimilation will obtain this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This will never be written into the PREPBUFR file.
250 SATWND JMA IMAGER WATER VAPOR (ALL LEVELS) - CLOUD TOP & DEEP LAYER (GMS, MTSAT-HIMAWARI) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.
251 SATWND NESDIS VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT (ALL LEVELS) (GOES) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.
252 SATWND JMA IR (LONG-WAVE) AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT AT LEVELS ABOVE 850 MB (GMS, MTSAT-HIMAWARI) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18).  This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.

The GSI redefines report type 252 as JMA IR cloud drift at all levels.
253 SATWND EUMETSAT IR (LONG-WAVE) AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT AT LEVELS ABOVE 850 MB (METEOSAT) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.

The GSI redefines report type 253 as EUMETSAT IR cloud drift at all levels.
254 SATWND EUMETSAT IMAGER WATER VAPOR (ALL LEVELS) - CLOUD TOP & DEEP LAYER (METEOSAT) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18).  This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.
255 SATWND NESDIS PICTURE TRIPLET CLOUD DRIFT (LOW LEVELS) (GOES) No longer produced by NESDIS
256 SATWND INDIA IMAGER WATER VAPOR (ALL LEVELS) (INSAT, KALPANA) - uv If ever processed, the assimilation will obtain this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This will never  be written into the PREPBUFR file.
257 SATWND MODIS/POES IR (LONG-WAVE) CLOUD DRIFT (ALL LEVELS) (AQUA, TERRA) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI.
258 SATWND MODIS/POES IMAGER WATER VAPOR (ALL LEVELS) - CLOUD TOP (AQUA, TERRA) - uv Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI. 
259 SATWND MODIS/POES IMAGER WATER VAPOR (ALL LEVELS) - DEEP LAYER (AQUA, TERRA) - uv, wspd10m Effective 1/28/2014, the assimilation obtains this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This is still written into the PREPBUFR file but is ignored by the GSI. 
260 SATWND VIIRS/POES IR (LONG-WAVE) CLOUD DRIFT (ALL LEVELS) (NPP) - uv, wspd10m The assimilation will obtain this directly from the satwnd dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18).  This will not be written into the PREPBUFR file.
270 NACELLE - uv Not dumped
271 TALL TOWER -uv Not dumped
280
(R - U.S. & JMA SHIPS)
SFCSHP SURFACE MARINE WITH REPORTED STATION PRESSURE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN, TIDE GAUGE) - uv, wspd10m, gust, vis ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis
ALL except
RU2p5: vis used by analysis

ALL: gust: monitored by analysis
281
(R -
WMO Res 40 SYNOPS)
ADPSFC SURFACE LAND [SYNOPTIC (fixed only), METARS (< 7.5 M ELEV, I.E., COASTAL)] WITH REPORTED STATION PRESSURE (METAR ALSO HAS REPORTED ALTIMETER SETTING) - uv, wspd10m, gust, vis
ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis
ALL except RU2p5: vis used by analysis

ALL: gust: monitored by analysis
282 SFCSHP ATLAS BUOY - u, v (see % below) - uv, wspd10m ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis

Reported station pressure and mean sea-level pressure BOTH missing.  Station pressure is set to 1013 mb.  Elevation is less than or equal to 7.5 meters.
283

SPSSMI SSM/I SUPEROBED (1 DEGREE LAT/LON) FNMOC (OPERATIONAL) WIND SPEED OVER OCEAN - uv, spd Not dumped
284
(R -
WMO Res 40 SYNOPS, U.S. & JMA SHIPS)
ADPSFC,
SFCSHP
SURFACE MARINE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN, TIDE GAUGE) OR LAND [SYNOPTIC (fixed only), METAR] WITH MISSING ALTIMETER SETTING AND MISSING STATION PRESSURE - uv, wspd10m, gust ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis

ALL: gust: monitored by analysis

Altimeter setting is also missing (always the case for synoptic).  Station pressure calculated from reported mean sea-level pressure and elevation via U.S. Standard Atmosphere approximation.  Elevation is greater than 7.5 meters (if less than 7.5 meters, station pressure set equal to sea-level pressure and report type set to 281).
285 QKSWND SUPEROBED (0.5 DEGREE LAT/LON) SCATTEROMETER WINDS OVER OCEAN (QUIKSCAT) - uv, wspd10m No longer produced 
286 ERS1DA SCATTEROMETER WINDS OVER OCEAN (ERS) - uv, wspd10m No longer produced
287 ADPSFC SURFACE LAND METAR WITH REPORTED ALTIMETER SETTING BUT MISSING STATION PRESSURE - uv, wspd10m, gust, vis ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis
ALL except RU2p5: vis used by analysis

ALL: gust: monitored by analysis

Altimeter setting is reported (never the case for synoptic). Station pressure calculated from reported altimeter setting and elevation.
288
R
MSONET SURFACE MESONET - uv, wspd10m, gust ALL: uv used by analysis (based on "uselist")
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis (based on "uselist")

ALL: gust: monitored by analysis
289 WDSATR NON-SUPEROBED SCATTEROMETER WINDS OVER OCEAN  (WINDSAT) - uv, wspd10m ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis

(currently not available due to format change in raw files)
290 ASCATW NON-SUPEROBED SCATTEROMETER WINDS OVER OCEAN  (ASCAT) - uv, wspd10m
(50 km resolution)
ALL: uv, wspd10m used by analysis

291
NON-SUPEROBED SCATTEROMETER WINDS OVER OCEAN  (OSCAT) - uv When available, the assimilation will obtain this directly from the oscatw dump file rather than from the PREPBUFR file (see Table 18). This will not be written into the PREPBUFR file.

This type will never be available.  Instrument failed  on 20 February 2014.
292 ADPSFC SURFACE LAND SYNOPIC (fixed only) WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE AND MISSING SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE - uv, wspd10m, gust, vis ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis
ALL except RU2p5: vis used by analysis

ALL: gust: monitored by analysis

Station pressure estimated from U.S. Standard Atmosphere approximation Pmsl and reported temperature and elevation.
293 ADPSFC SURFACE LAND METAR WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE, MISSING SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE AND MISSING ALTIMETER SETTING - uv, wspd10m, gust, vis ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis
ALL except RU2p5: vis used by analysis

ALL: gust: monitored by analysis

Station pressure estimated from U.S. Standard Atmosphere
approximation Pmsl and reported temperature and elevation.
294 SFCSHP SURFACE MARINE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN, TIDE GAUGE) OR LAND (SYNOPTIC, METAR) WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE AND MISSING SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE - uv, wspd10m, gust, vis ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis
ALL except RU2p5: vis used by analysis

ALL: gust: monitored by analysis

Station pressure estimated from U.S. Standard Atmosphere approximation Pmsl and reported temperature and elevation.
295 MSONET SURFACE MESONET WITH MISSING STATION PRESSURE AND MISSING ALTIMETER SETTING (SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE IS ALWAYS MISSING) - uvwspd10m, gust, vis ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis

ALL: gust: monitored by analysis

Station pressure estimated from
U.S. Standard Atmosphere approximation Pmsl and reported temperature and elevation.
296 ADPSFC,
SFCSHP,
MSONET
SURFACE REPORT IS MOVED FROM OVER WATER TO OVER LAND TO ALIGN PROPERLY WITH RTMA LAND/SEA MASK IN GREAT LAKES REGION.  ONLY LAT/LON IS CHANGED.  ORIGINAL REPORT IS NOT RETAINED. - uv, wspd10m
ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis
297 ADPSFC,
SFCSHP,
MSONET
PSEUDO-SURFACE REPORT OVER WATER GENERATED BASED ON EXISTING SURFACE REPORT OVER LAND (IN GREAT LAKES REGION). GLERL ADJUSTMENT MADE TO uv. ORIGINAL REPORT IS RETAINED AT ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION. -uv, wspd10m
ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis
298 ADPSFC,
SFCSHP,
MSONET
SURFACE REPORT IS MOVED FROM OVER LAND TO OVER WATER TO ALIGN PROPERLY WITH RTMA LAND/SEA MASK IN GREAT LAKES REGION.  ONLY LAT/LON IS CHANGED.  ORIGINAL REPORT IS NOT RETAINED. - uv, wspd10m
ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis
299 ADPSFC,
SFCSHP,
MSONET
PSEUDO-SURFACE REPORT OVER LAND GENERATED BASED ON EXISTING SURFACE REPORT OVER WATER (IN GREAT LAKES REGION).  GLERL ADJUSTMENT MADE TO uv. ORIGINAL REPORT IS RETAINED AT ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION. -uv, wspd10m
ALL: uv used by analysis
CO2p5, AK3p0, RU2p5: wspd10m used by analysis

    % - ATLAS buoys are defined as follows (each of these must be true):
            - reported station pressure is missing
            - reported mean sea-level pressure is missing
            - valid (non-missing) wind data
            - report is a drifting or moored buoy coming in in WMO FM18 format
            - report is within boundary 10.00 S latitude to 10.00 N latitude, inclusive
            - report is within boundary 120.00 E longitude to 280.00 E longitude, inclusive
            - the first two characters of the report id are either '32', '51' or '52' -- or -- the full report id is either '43001' or '43301'
            - the third character of the report id is either '0' or '3'