Table 3.  Code table for PREPBUFR report types used by Global CDAS/reanalysis systems (last revised 5/24/2013).
 

Key to values in indicator ("Ind.") column:
          * - Currently not produced/not written into PREPBUFR files and even if it were, would not be used operationally by CDAS analysis.
          O - No longer produced (had been used operationally by CDAS analysis).
          + - Currently written into PREPBUFR files but not used operationally by CDAS analysis.
          @ - 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 181/281).
          % - 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.
          A - Used operationally by all CDAS analysis.
          K - Altimeter setting is reported (never the case for synoptic). Station pressure calculated from reported altimeter setting and elevation.
 

Listing of differences between GFS/GDAS-SSI processing and CDAS processing for those types below marked "A":
     233/133 (ACARS aircraft):
               GFS/GDAS - time window is +/- 3.0 hours about cycle time; CDAS - time window is +/- 1.5 hours about cycle time
               GFS/GDAS - reports at all pressure-altitudes processed; CDAS - only reports above 2286 meters processed
     231/131 (AMDAR aircraft):
               GFS/GDAS - reports at all pressure-altitudes processed; CDAS - only reports above 2286 meters processed
     242/252 (GMS IR/VIS satwnd):
               GFS/GDAS - used over land everywhere; CDAS - not used over land anywhere
     243/253 (EUMETSAT IR/VIS satwnd):
               GFS/GDAS - used over land everywhere; CDAS - used over land only south of 20 degrees north latitude
     245/246/255 (NESDIS IR/imager water vapor (cloud-top) satwnd):
               GFS/GDAS - used over land everywhere; CDAS - used over land only south of 20 degrees north latitude
     181/281 (surface land):
               GFS/GDAS - both METAR and SYNOPTIC; CDAS - only SYNOPTIC
 
 
MASS REPORTS
Report Type PREPBUFR Message Type Description Ind.
102 SPSSMI SSM/I 7-CHANNEL BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURES (DMSP-13) *
110 ------ currently not used n/a
111 SYNDAT SYNTHETIC (BOGUS) TROPICAL CYCLONE STORM CENTER PSFC, Q *
120 ADPUPA RAWINSONDE VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY, STATION PRESSURE A
121 ------ currently not used n/a
122 ADPUPA CLASS SOUNDING VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY, STATION PRESSURE *
123 ------ currently not used n/a
124 ------ currently not used n/a
125 ------ currently not used n/a
130 AIRCFT AIREP AND PIREP AIRCRAFT SENSIBLE TEMPERATURE A
131 AIRCFT AMDAR AIRCRAFT SENSIBLE TEMPERATURE A
132 ADPUPA FLIGHT-LEVEL RECONNAISSANCE AND PROFILE DROPSONDE VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY, STATION PRESSURE A
133 AIRCAR MDCRS ACARS AIRCRAFT SENSIBLE TEMPERATURE (SPECIFIC HUMIDITY FLAGGED FOR NON-USE BY ANALYSIS) A
140 ------ currently not used n/a
141 ------ currently not used n/a
142 ------ currently not used n/a
143 ------ currently not used n/a
144 ------ currently not used n/a
145 ------ currently not used n/a
146 ------ currently not used n/a
147 ------ currently not used n/a
148 ------ currently not used n/a
149 ------ currently not used n/a
150 SPSSMI SSM/I SUPEROBED FNOC RAIN RATE (DMSP-13) *
151 GOESND NESDIS SFOV CLOUD TOP PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE, CLOUD AMOUNT (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
152 SPSSMI SSM/I SUPEROBED NEURAL NET 3 TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER RETRIEVALS (DMSP-13) *
153 ------ currently not used n/a
154 ------ currently not used n/a
155 ------ currently not used n/a
156 GOESND NESDIS LAYER PRECIPITABLE WATER RETRIEVALS OVER LAND - CLEAR (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
157 GOESND NESDIS LAYER PRECIPITABLE WATER RETRIEVALS OVER LAND- CLOUDY (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
158 GOESND NESDIS LAYER PRECIPITABLE WATER RETRIEVALS OVER OCEAN - CLEAR (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
159 GOESND NESDIS LAYER PRECIPITABLE WATER RETRIEVALS OVER OCEAN - CLOUDY (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
160 ------ currently not used n/a
161 SATEMP NESDIS ATOVS VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE SOUNDINGS AT 250 KM RESOLUTION OVER LAND - CLEAR [METOP-2 (NOAA-18, CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)] A
162 ------ currently not used n/a
163 SATEMP NESDIS ATOVS VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE SOUNDINGS AT 250 KM RESOLUTION OVER LAND - CLOUDY (NOT ASSIMILATED OVER TROPICS) (NOAA-18, METOP-2) A
164 GOESND NESDIS RADIANCES OVER LAND - CLEAR (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
165 GOESND NESDIS RADIANCES OVER LAND - CLOUD CORRECTED (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
170 ------ currently not used n/a
171 SATEMP NESDIS ATOVS VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE SOUNDINGS AT 250 KM RESOLUTION OVER OCEAN - CLEAR [METOP-2 (NOAA-18, CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)] A
172 ------ currently not used n/a
173 SATEMP NESDIS ATOVS VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE SOUNDINGS AT 250 KM RESOLUTION OVER OCEAN - CLOUDY  (NOT ASSIMILATED OVER TROPICS) (NOAA-18, METOP-2) A
174 GOESND NESDIS RADIANCES OVER OCEAN - CLEAR (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
175 GOESND NESDIS RADIANCES OVER OCEAN - CLOUD CORRECTED (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
180 SFCSHP SURFACE MARINE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN) VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY, STATION PRESSURE (STATION PRESSURE REPORTED) A
181 ADPSFC SURFACE LAND SYNOPTIC STATION PRESSURE, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY (TEMPERATURE NOT USED BY ANALYSIS) (STATION PRESSURE REPORTED) A
182 SFCSHP SPLASH LEVEL VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY, STATION PRESSURE (OVER OCEAN ONLY) A
183 ADPSFC, SFCSHP SURFACE MARINE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN) AND LAND SYNOPTIC VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY, STATION PRESSURE (STATION PRESSURE NOT REPORTED) +,@
184 ------ currently not used n/a
185 ------ currently not used n/a
186 ------ currently not used n/a
187 ADPSFC SURFACE METAR VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY, STATION PRESSURE (STATION PRESSURE NOT REPORTED) *,K
190 SFCBOG OPC/NOS POINT MEAN SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE BOGUS *
191 SFCBOG AUSTRALIAN PAOB MEAN SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE BOGUS O

 
 
WIND REPORTS
Report Type PREPBUFR Message Type Description Ind.
202 ------ currently not used n/a
210 SYNDAT SYNTHETIC TROPICAL CYCLONE U, V *
220 ADPUPA RAWINSONDE U, V A
221 ADPUPA PIBAL U, V A
222 ADPUPA CLASS SOUNDING U, V *
223 PROFLR NOAA PROFILER NETWORK (NPN) WIND PROFILER U, V *
224 VADWND NEXRAD VERTICAL AZIMUTH DISPLAY (VAD) U, V  *
225 ------ currently not used n/a
230 AIRCFT AIREP AND PIREP AIRCRAFT U, V A
231 AIRCFT AMDAR AIRCRAFT U, V A
232 ADPUPA FLIGHT-LEVEL RECONNAISSANCE AND PROFILE DROPSONDE U, V A
233 AIRCAR MDCRS ACARS AIRCRAFT U, V A
240 ------ currently not used n/a
241 SATWND INDIA IR AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT U, V (INSAT-3A, KALPANA-1) +
242 SATWND JMA IR AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT U, V AT LEVELS BELOW 850 MB (MTSAT-2) A
243 SATWND EUMETSAT IR AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT U, V AT LEVELS BELOW 850 MB [METEOSAT-7 (used), METEOSAT-9 (flagged)] A
244 ------ currently not used n/a
245 SATWND NESDIS IR CLOUD DRIFT U, V (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) A
246 SATWND NESDIS IMAGER WATER VAPOR CLOUD U, V AT CLOUD TOP (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) A
247 SATWND NESDIS IMAGER WATER VAPOR CLOUD U, V - DEEP LAYER (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
248 SATWND NESDIS SOUNDER WATER VAPOR CLOUD U, V AT CLOUD TOP (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
249 SATWND NESDIS SOUNDER WATER VAPOR CLOUD U, V - DEEP LAYER (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) *
250 SATWND JMA WATER VAPOR CLOUD U, V (MTSAT-2)  +
251 SATWND NESDIS VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT U, V (GOES-15, GOES-13) (temporarily GOES-14 has replaced GOES-13) +
252 SATWND JMA IR AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT U, V AT LEVELS ABOVE 850 MB (MTSAT-2) A
253 SATWND EUMETSAT IR AND VISIBLE CLOUD DRIFT U, V AT LEVELS ABOVE 850 MB [METEOSAT-7 (used), METEOSAT-9 (flagged)] A
254 SATWND EUMETSAT WATER VAPOR CLOUD U, V (METEOSAT-7, METEOSAT-9) +
255 SATWND NESDIS PICTURE TRIPLET CLOUD U, V (GOES) O
256 SATWND INDIA WATER VAPOR CLOUD U, V (INSAT-3A, KALPANA-1) *
257 ------ currently not used n/a
258 ------ currently not used n/a
259 ------ currently not used n/a
260 ------ currently not used n/a
261 ------ currently not used n/a
262 ------ currently not used n/a
263 ------ currently not used n/a
264 ------ currently not used n/a
265 ------ currently not used n/a
270 ------ currently not used n/a
271 ------ currently not used n/a
272 ------ currently not used n/a
273 ------ currently not used n/a
274 ------ currently not used n/a
275 ------ currently not used n/a
280 SFCSHP SURFACE MARINE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN) U, V (STATION PRESSURE REPORTED) A
281 ADPSFC SURFACE LAND SYNOPTIC U, V (STATION PRESSURE REPORTED) +
282 SFCSHP ATLAS BUOY U, V A,%
283 SPSSMI SSM/I SUPEROBED NEURAL NET 3 WIND SPEED (DIRECTION SET TO ZERO, SPEED ASSIMILATED DIRECTLY) (DMSP-13, DMSP-15) *
284 ADPSFC, SFCSHP SURFACE MARINE (SHIP, BUOY, C-MAN) AND LAND SYNOPTIC U, V (STATION PRESSURE NOT REPORTED) +,@
285 QKSWND QUIKSCAT SCATTEROMETER U, V *
286 ERS1DA ERS-2 SCATTEROMETER U, V *
287 ADPSFC SURFACE METAR U, V (STATION PRESSURE NOT REPORTED) *,K
290 ------ currently not used n/a
291 ------ currently not used n/a