LOCAL (NCEP) CODE/FLAG TABLES ASSOCIATED WITH BUFR TABLE B
(INCLUDES CODE/FLAG TABLES AWAITING VALIDATION BY THE WMO)
(ALSO INCLUDES STANDARD WMO CODE/FLAG TABLES ADDED IN THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS)
LATEST REVISION IS 09/25/2013 - WMO BUFR TABLE B VERSION 16.0.0 OPERATIONAL AS OF 05/04/2011
(NOTE: TABLES IN ITALICS STILL NEED TO BE CHECKED FOR ACCURACY)
 
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COLOR CODE:
ORANGE - CONFLICT: This descriptor is associated with two or more mnemonics, depending upon the NCEP BUFR table.

PURPLE - For WMO Table B descriptors: This is awaiting validation by the WMO (last updated by the WMO 05/04/2011).
For local Table B descriptors: This will become active soon.

RED - Either: 1) This local Table B descriptor is being phased out because it is now defined as either a WMO Table B
descriptor or a different local Table B descriptor (this does not apply to local descriptors defined as Code or
Flag tables, these will always be retained); or 2) This local Table B descriptor is being phased out because it
was never actually used (it had only been proposed).

GREEN - This local Table B descriptor is being phased out because it is not, or will soon not be, found in any
NCEP BUFR tables. This does not apply to local descriptors defined as Code or Flag tables, these will
always be retained (unless the descriptor was never used).

BLUE - This WMO Table B descriptor currently has, or previously had, an incorrect attribute in NCEP BUFR tables.

GRAY - This local Table B descriptor is reserved for TDL which does not use the mnemonic-based NCEP BUFR library
interface.

LINKS:
BUFR TABLE B - THE CLASSIFICATION AND DEFINITION OF DATA ELEMENTS







0-01-024 - WSPDS
Wind speed source


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No wind speed data available
          1       Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)-E data
          2       Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) data
3 NWP: ECMWF
4 NWP: UK Met Office
5 NWP: NCEP
6 Reference climatology
7 European Remote-sensing Satellite (ERS) scatterometer
8-30 Reserved
         31       Missing value




0-01-025 - STMID
Storm identifier
(3 characters)

 Characters 1-2 - Numeric sequence number assigned by the originator of the message.

Character 3 - Letter indicating the ocean basin where the storm is located, as follows:
     CHARACTER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
          W       NW Pacific Ocean
          E       NE Pacific Ocean to 140oW
  C NE Pacific Ocean 140oW - 180oW
L N Atlantic ocean, including Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico
  A N Arabian Sea
B Bay of Bengal
S S Indian Ocean
P S Pacific Ocean
F RSMC Nadi's zone in South Pacific
U Australia
O South China Sea

  T East China Sea
 







0-01-028 - AODS
Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) source


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) data available
          1       NESDIS
          2       NAVal OCEANographic Office (NAVOCEANO)
3 Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System (NAAPS)
4 Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS)
5 Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR)
6-30 Reserved
         31       Missing value








0-01-029 - SSIS
SSI (Surface Solar Irradiance) source


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No SSI data available
          1       Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager (SEVIRI)
          2       GOES East
3 GOES West
4 ECMWF
5 NCEP
6 UK Met Office
7-30 Reserved
         31       Missing value




 


  
0-01-032 - GNAP
Generating application defined by local generating center
    Code table defined for "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-031) - GCLONG = 7 - NOAA/NWS/NCEP
                        or "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-033) - OGCE = 7 - NOAA/NWS/NCEP


See GRIB Table A.
    


  
    Code table defined for "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-031) - GCLONG = 34 - JMA
                        or "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-033) - OGCE = 34 - JMA

  

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

       0-100      Reserved
        101       Quality values derived from the EUMETSAT QI (Quality Indicator) method, with the forecast consistency test
        102       Quality values derived from the EUMETSAT QI (Quality Indicator) method, excluding the forecast consistency test
        103       Quality values derived from the NESDIS RFF (Recursive Filter Function) method
     104-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value


   

    Code table defined for "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-031) - GCLONG = 98 - ECMWF
                        or "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-033) - OGCE = 98 - ECMWF
   

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

        0-60      Reserved
         61       3DVAR analysis
       62-64      Reserved
         65       4DVAR analysis
      66-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value


   

    Code table defined for "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-031) - GCLONG = 160 - NOAA/NESDIS
                        or "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-033) - OGCE = 160 - NOAA/NESDIS
   

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       First guess
          1       Quality values derived from the EUMETSAT QI (Quality Indicator) method, excluding the forecast consistency test
          2       Quality values derived from the NESDIS RFF (Recursive Filter Function) method
          3       Quality values derived from the EUMETSAT QI (Quality Indicator) method, with the forecast consistency test
        4       Quality values derived from the NESDIS EE (Expected Error) method
       5-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value


   

    Code table defined for "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-031) - GCLONG = 176 - CIMSS
                        or "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-033) - OGCE = 176 - CIMSS
   

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Quality values derived from the EUMETSAT QI (Quality Indicator) method, excluding the forecast consistency test
          2       Quality values derived from the NESDIS RFF (Recursive Filter Function) method
          3       Quality values derived from the EUMETSAT QI (Quality Indicator) method, with the forecast consistency test
     4-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value

   

    Code table defined for "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-031) - GCLONG = 254 - EUMETSAT
                        or "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-033) - OGCE = 254 - EUMETSAT
   

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Quality values derived from the EUMETSAT QI (Quality Indicator) method, with the forecast consistency test
          2       Quality values derived from the EUMETSAT QI (Quality Indicator) method, excluding the forecast consistency test
3       Quality values derived from the NESDIS RFF (Recursive Filter Function) method
       4-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value







0-01-038 - SSIF
Source of sea ice fraction


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No sea ice set
          1       NSIDC SSM/I Cavalieri et al (1992)
          2       Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)-E
3 ECMWF
4 Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS - Lannion, France) cloud mask used by Medspiration
5 EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Applications Facility (OSI-SAF)
6-30 Reserved
         31       Missing value






0-01-052 - PTIDT
Platform transmitter identifier


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Primary
          1       Secondary
         2-6      Reserved
7 Missing value





0-01-098 - TYPR
Type of product


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Total power, 1 byte (DB_DBT)
          2       Reflectivity corrected for ground clutter, 1 byte (DB_DBZ)
          3       Velocity, 1 byte (DB_VEL)
          4       Width, 1 byte (DB_WIDTH)
          5       Differential reflectivity, 1 byte (DB_ZDR)
          6       Corrected reflectivity, 1 byte (DB_DBZC)
          7       Total power, 2 byte (DB_DBT2)
          8       Reflectivity, 2 byte (DB_DBZ2)
9 Velocity, 2 byte (DB_VEL2)
10 Width, 2 byte (DB_WIDTH2)
11 Differential reflectivity, 2 byte (DB_ZDR2)
12 Rainfall rate, 2 byte (DB_RAINRATE2)
13 KDP (Differential phase), 1 byte (DB_KDP)
14 KDP (Differential phase), 2 byte (DB_KDP2)
15 PhiDP (Differential phase), 1 byte (DB_PHIDP)
16 Corrected velocity, 1 byte (DB_VELC)
17 SQI, 1 byte (DB_SQI)
18 RhoHV, 1 byte (DB_RHOHV)
19 RhoHV, 2 byte (DB_RHOHV2)
20 Corrected Reflectivity, 2 byte (DB_DBZC2)
21 Corrected velocity, 2 byte (DB_VELC2)
22 SQI, 2 byte (DB_SQI2)
     23-4094      Reserved
       4095       Missing value







0-01-101 - STID
State identifier


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

        0-99      Reserved
        100       Algeria
101 Angola
102 Benin
103 Botswana
104 Burkina Faso
105 Burundi
106 Cameroon
107 Cape Verde
108 Central African Republic
109 Chad
110 Comoros
111 Congo
112 Cote d'Ivoire
113 Democratic Republic of the Congo
114 Djibouti
115 Egypt
116 Eritrea
117 Ethiopia
118 France (RA I)
119
Gabon
 120 Gambia
 121
Ghana
 122 Guinea
123 Guinea-Bissau

124 Kenya
125 Lesotho
126 Liberia
127 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
128 Madagascar
129 Malawi
130 Mali
131 Mauritania
132 Mauritius
133 Moroco
 
134 Mozambique
135 Namibia
136 Niger
137 Nigeria
138 Portugal (RA I)
139 Rwanda
140 Sao Tom and Prince
141 Senegal
142 Seychelles
143 Sierra Leone
144 Somalia
145 South Africa
146 Spain
147 Sudan
148 Swaziland
149 Togo
150 Tunisia
151 Uganda
152 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (RA I)
153 United Republic of Tanzania
154 Zambia
155 Zimbabwe
156-199 Reserved for Region I (Africa)
200 Afghanistan
201 Bahrain
202 Bangladesh
203 Bhutan
204 Cambodia
205 China
206 Democratic People's Republic of Korea
207 Hong Kong, China
208 India
209 Iran, Islamic Republic of
210 Iraq
211 Japan
212 Kazakhstan
213 Kuwait
214 Kyrgyz Republic
215 Lao People's Democratic Republic
216 Macao, China
217 Maldives
218 Mongolia
219 Myanmar
220 Nepal
221 Oman
222 Pakistan
223 Qatar
224 Republic of Korea
225 Yemen
226 Russian Federation (RA II)
227 Saudi Arabia
228 Sri Lanka
229 Tajikistan
230 Thailand
231 Turkmenistan
232 United Arab Emirates
233 Uzbekistan
234 Viet Nam
235-299 Reserved for Region II (Asia)
300 Argentina
301 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
302 Brazil
303 Chile
304 Colombia
305 Ecuador
306 France (RA III)
307 Guyana
308 Paraguay
309 Peru
310 Suriname
311 Uruguay
312 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
313-399 Reserved for Region III (South America)
400 Antigua and Barbuda
401 Bahamas
402 Barbados
403 Belize
404 British Caribbean Territories
405 Canada
406 Colombia
407 Costa Rica
408 Cuba
409 Dominica
410 Dominican Republic
411 El Salvador
412 France (RA IV)
413 Guatemala
414 Haiti
415 Honduras
416 Jamaica
417 Mexico
418 Netherlands Antilles and Aruba
419 Nicaragua
420 Panama
421 Saint Lucia
422 Trinidad and Tobago
423 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (RA IV)
424 United States of America (RA IV)
425 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
426-499 Reserved for Region IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
500 Australia
501 Brunei Darussalam
502 Cook Islands
503 Fiji
504 French Polynesia
505 Indonesia
506 Kiribati
507 Malaysia
508 Micronesia, Federated States of
509 New Caledonia
510 New Zealand
511 Niue
512 Papua New Guinea
513 Philippines
514 Samoa
515 Singapore
516 Solomon Islands
517 Tonga
518 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (RA V)
519 United States of America (RA V)
520 Vanuatu
521–599 Reserved for Region V (South-West Pacific)
600 Albania
601 Armenia
602 Austria
603 Azerbaijan
604 Belarus
605 Belgium
606 Bosnia and Herzegovina
607 Bulgaria
608 Croatia
609 Cyprus
610 Czech Republic
611 Denmark
612 Estonia
613 Finland
614 France (RA VI)
615 Georgia
616 Germany
617 Greece
618 Hungary
619 Iceland
620 Ireland
621 Israel
622 Italy
623 Jordan
624 Kazakhstan
625 Latvia
626 Lebanon
627 Lithuania
628 Luxembourg
629 Malta
630 Monaco
631 Montenegro
632 Netherlands
633 Norway
634 Poland
635 Portugal (RA VI)
636 Republic of Moldova
637 Romania
638 Russian Federation (RA VI)
639 Serbia
640 Slovakia
641 Slovenia
642 Spain (RA VI)
643 Sweden
644 Switzerland
645 Syrian Arab Republic
646 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
647 Turkey
648 Ukraine
649 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (RA VI)
650-699 Reserved for Region VI (Europe)
700–999 Reserved
1000–1022 Not used
1023 Missing value


 




0-01-192 - UAPART
Upper-air report part name
(4 characters)

     CHARACTERS   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

       TTAA       TEMP (fixed land radiosonde) Part A: mandatory pressure level data (mass and wind) from surface to 100 mb,
 tropopause pressure level (mass and wind), maximum wind pressure level
       TTBB       TEMP (fixed land radiosonde) Part B: significant pressure level data (mass and wind) from surface to 100 mb
       TTCC       TEMP (fixed land radiosonde) Part C: mandatory pressure level data (mass and wind) above 100 mb
       TTDD       TEMP (fixed land radiosonde) Part D: significant pressure level data (mass and wind) above 100 mb
PPAA PILOT (fixed land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part A: mandatory pressure level wind data (no mass) from surface
to 100 mb, tropopause level (wind only), maximum wind level
PPBB PILOT (fixed land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part B: significant pressure or height level wind data (no mass)
from surface to 100 mb
PPCC PILOT (fixed land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part C: mandatory pressure level wind data (no mass) above 100 mb
PPDD PILOT (fixed land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part D: significant pressure or height level wind data (no mass)
above 100 mb
UUAA TEMP SHIP (ship radiosonde) Part A: mandatory pressure level data (mass and wind) from surface to 100 mb,
tropopause pressure level (mass and wind), maximum wind pressure level
UUBB TEMP SHIP (ship radiosonde) Part B: significant pressure level data (mass and wind) from surface to 100 mb
UUCC TEMP SHIP (ship radiosonde) Part C: mandatory pressure level data (mass and wind) above 100 mb
UUDD TEMP SHIP (ship radiosonde) Part D: significant pressure level data (mass and wind) above 100 mb
QQAA PILOT SHIP (ship radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part A: mandatory pressure level wind data (no mass) from surface
to 100 mb, tropopause level (wind only), maximum wind level
QQBB PILOT SHIP (ship radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part B: significant pressure or height level wind data (no mass)
from surface to 100 mb
QQCC PILOT SHIP (ship radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part C: mandatory pressure level wind data (no mass) above 100 mb
QQDD PILOT SHIP (ship radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part D: significant pressure or height level wind data (no mass)
above 100 mb
IIAA TEMP MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde) Part A: mandatory pressure level data (mass and wind) from surface to 100 mb,
tropopause pressure level (mass and wind), maximum wind pressure level
IIBB TEMP MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde) Part B: significant pressure level data (mass and wind) from surface to 100 mb
IICC TEMP MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde) Part C: mandatory pressure level data (mass and wind) above 100 mb
IIDD TEMP MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde) Part D: significant pressure level data (mass and wind) above 100 mb
EEAA PILOT MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part A: mandatory pressure level wind data (no mass) from
  surface to 100 mb, tropopause level (wind only), maximum wind level
EEBB PILOT MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part B: significant pressure or height level wind data (no
 mass) from surface to 100 mb
EECC PILOT MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part C: mandatory pressure level wind data (no mass) above
  100 mb
EEDD PILOT MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part D: significant pressure or height level wind data (no
 mass) above 100 mb
XXAA TEMP DROP (aircraft dropsonde) Part A: mandatory pressure level data (mass and wind) from surface to 100 mb,
tropopause pressure level (mass and wind), maximum wind pressure level
XXBB TEMP DROP (aircraft dropsonde) Part B: significant pressure level data (mass and wind) from surface to 100 mb
XXCC TEMP DROP (aircraft dropsonde) Part C: mandatory pressure level data (mass and wind) above 100 mb
XXDD TEMP DROP (aircraft dropsonde) Part D: significant pressure level data (mass and wind) above 100 mb








0-01-193 - TDMP
Direction of motion of ship during last 3 hours


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Stationary
          1       NE
          2       E
          3       SE
          4       S
          5       SW
          6       W
          7       NW
          8       N
          9       Unknown
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value








0-01-195 - SACO
Country/agency operating satellite


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       European Union
          1       Japan
         2-3      Reserved
          4       India
       5-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value


       Note: This now applies only to satellites from India which still use the old (pre 1997) code form for SATOB. Thus only the
             values 4 and 255 are valid. This is set to 255 (missing) for satellites from countries which adhere to the new
             regulations (e.g. Japan and the European Union) and for which "Satellite identifier" (0-01-007) - SAID and
             "Identification of originating/generating center" (0-01-033) - OGCE are used instead to give similar information.








0-01-197 - RSML
Radiosonde ship, drop, or mobile land station id


    THE RADIOSONDE SHIP, DROP, OR MOBILE LAND STATION ID IS CONSTRUCTED AS FOLLOWS:


    Note 1: All report identifiers are left justified with blank trailing characters if less than eight characters are used.
    Note 2: All alphabetic characters are upper-case unless otherwise noted.


         - For mobile land rawinsonde reports (BUFR type 002, subtype 002) or ship rawinsonde reports (BUFR type 002, subtype
003): An alphanumeric character ID, ranging from four to eight characters, constructed from the station ID group in the raw
bulletin.


         - For dropwinsonde reports (BUFR type 002, subtype 004): A six character ID, where alphanumeric characters one through
three contain the last three characters in the aircraft flight identifier, numeric characters four and five contain the
observation number and character six is A. Both the aircraft flight identifier and the observation number are found in the raw
raw bulletin. Reports with missing aircraft flight identifier or missing observation number get id DRP99A.


         - For PIBAL reports (BUFR type 002, subtype 005): A five numeric character ID, where characters one and two contain the
WMO block number and characters three through five contain the WMO station number.


         - For wind profiler reports from outside U.S. (BUFR type 002, subtype 009): Either a five numeric character ID, where
characters one and two contain the WMO block number and characters three through five contain the WMO station number; or a five
character ID, where characters one and two are PS and alphabetic characters three through five are constructed from the station ID
group in the raw bulletin.










0-01-198 - RPID
Report identifier


    THE REPORT IDENTIFIER IS CONSTRUCTED AS FOLLOWS:


    Note 1: All report identifiers are left justified with blank trailing characters if less than eight characters are used.
    Note 2: All alphabetic characters are upper-case unless otherwise noted.


         - For synoptic surface land reports (BUFR type 000, subtype 001), fixed land rawinsonde reports (BUFR type 002,
subtype 001), PIBAL reports (BUFR type 002, subtype 005) or wind profiler reports from NOAA/FSL (BUFR type 002, subtypes 007):
A five numeric character ID, where characters one and two contain the WMO block number and characters three through five
contain the WMO station number.


         - For METAR surface land reports (BUFR type 000, subtype 007): A four character ID (usually alphabetic), constructed
from the raw METAR bulletin.  Character one identifies the country/region as follows:
                A - Tropical Pacific islands {including New Guinea (AY--)}
                B - Greenland (BG--) and Iceland (BI--)
                C - Canada
                D - North-central Africa {including Algeria (DA--), Nigeria (DN--), Tunisia (DT--)}
                E - Northern Europe {including Belgium (EB--), Germany (ED--, ET--), Finland (EF--), United Kingdom (EG--),
                    Denmark (EK--), Norway (EN--), Sweden (ES--)}
                F - Southern Africa {including South Africa (FA--)}
                G - Northwestern Africa and eastern Atlantic {including Canary Islands (GC--), Morocco (GM--)}
                H - Northeastern Africa {including Egypt (HE--), Kenya (HK--), Tanzania (HT--), Uganda (HU--)}
                K - United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)
                L - Southern Europe {including Spain (LE--), France (LF--), Greece (LG--), Italy (LI--), Turkey (LT--)}
                M - Central America {including Honduras (MH--), Mexico (MM--), Cuba (MU--), Bahamas (MY--)}
                N - South Pacific {including New Caledonia (NW--) New Zealand (NZ--)}
                O - Middle East {including Saudi Arabia (OE--), Iran (OI--), Pakistan (OP--), Syria (OS--), Yemen (OY--)}
                P - Alaska (PA--), Hawaii (PH--), northern and central Pacific
                R - Eastern Asia {including Taiwan (RC--), Japan (RJ--, RO--), South Korea (RK--), Philippines (RP--))
                S - South America {including Argentina (SA--), Brazil (SB--), Columbia (SK--), Bolivia (SL--), Peru (SP--),
                    Venezuela (SV--)}
                T - Caribbean and western Atlantic {including Puerto Rico (TJ--)}
                U - Former U.S.S.R.
                V - South-central and southeastern Asia {including India (VA--, VE--, VI--, VO--), Thailand (VT--),
                    Vietnam (VV--)}
                W - Extreme southeastern Asia {including Indonesia (WA--, WI--, WR--), Malaysia (WM--), Singapore (WS--)}
                Y - Australia
                Z - eastern Asia {including China (ZB--, ZG--, ZH--, ZL--, ZP--, ZS--, ZU--, ZW--, ZY--), North Korea (ZK--),
                    Mongolia (ZM--)}


         - For surface shef reports (BUFR type 000, subtype 011): Normally either a three character ID consisting of the alphabetic
surface airways ID (call letters), or a five character ID consisting of the NWS River Forecast Center site name {alphabetic
characters one to three contain the name of the city or region, alphabetic character four contains the first letter of the state
in which the site is located, and numeric character five contains the order of the state, alphabetically, based the first letter of
the state (e.g., IN is Indiana). Some sites contain a report ID similar to the second case except a sixth alphabetic character C,
G or D is added (reason unknown).


         - For surface supplementary climatological data reports (BUFR type 000, subtype 012): A four alphabetic character ID,
constructed from the raw SCD bulletin.  Currently only U.S. reports are available (character one is K).


         - For surface marine ship reports (BUFR type 001, subtype 001): An alphanumeric character ID, ranging from four to
eight characters, constructed from the ship call sign.  Reports with missing ship call sign get report id and ship call sign
set to SHIP.


         - For surface marine drifting buoy reports (BUFR type 001, subtype 002) or surface marine fixed buoy reports (BUFR
type 001, subtype 003): A five numeric character ID, constructed from the buoy/platform identifier.


         - For surface marine C-MAN platform reports (BUFR type 001, subtype 004): Four alphabetic characters followed by one
numeric character, constructed from the stationary buoy platform identifier.


         - For surface marine tide gauge reports (BUFR type 001, subtype 005): A five character ID, where alphabetic characters
one and two contain the U.S. state post office ID and numeric characters three through five contain an index count unique to
each state.  The ID is read from the NCEP tide gauge dictionary.


         - For surface marine sea-level pressure bogus reports (BUFR type 001, subtype 006): A five character ID, where
character one is P and numeric characters two through five contain a unique index count.


         - For surface marine coast guard reports (BUFR type 001, subtype 007): A four character ID, where character one is K
and alphanumeric characters two through four are constructed from the raw bulletin.


         - For mobile land rawinsonde reports (BUFR type 002, subtype 002) or ship rawinsonde reports (BUFR type 002, subtype
003): An alphanumeric character ID, ranging from four to eight characters, constructed from the station ID group in the raw
bulletin.


         - For dropwinsonde reports (BUFR type 002, subtype 004) or aircraft reconnaissance reports (BUFR type 004, subtype
005): A six character ID, where alphanumeric characters one through three contain the last three characters in the aircraft
flight identifier, numeric characters four and five contain the observation number and character six is A.  Both the aircraft
flight identifier and the observation number are found in the raw bulletin.  Reports with missing aircraft flight identifier or
missing observation number get report id DRP99A.


         - For NEXRAD Vertical Azimuth Display (VAD) winds (BUFR type 002, subtype 008): A seven character ID, where numeric
characters one through four contain the product source identifier and alphabetic characters five through seven contain the radar
coded message identifier.  Both the product source identifier and the radar coded message identifier are found in the raw
bulletin.


         - For non-NOAA/FSL wind profiler reports from outside U.S. (BUFR type 002, subtype 009): Either a five numeric character
ID, where characters one and two contain the WMO block number and characters three through five contain the WMO station number; or
a five character ID, where characters one and two are PS and alphabetic characters three through five are constructed from the
station ID group in the raw bulletin.


         - For GOES low-resolution (5x5 FOV) sounding/radiance reports (BUFR type 003, subtype 001) or GOES high-resolution
(single FOV) sounding/radiance reports (BUFR type 003, subtype 002): The report ID is constructed in the data dumping process (see
Satellite Historical Documentation, Section III on NESDIS GOES Satellite Retrieval/Sounding/Radiance Data).


         - For AMDAR aircraft reports originally in AMDAR format (BUFR type 004, subtype 003): An alphanumeric ID, ranging from one
to eight characters, constructed from the encrypted form of the aircraft tail number.
- The first several characters in the ID identify the area the aircraft is from:
AFZ - South Africa
AU - Australia
B- - at one time was China (don't see this anymore)
BA - unknown
CNF - believed to now be China
EU - Europe
HK - Hong Kong
JP - Japan
MK - at one time was Air Mauritius (don't see this anymore)
NZL - New Zealand
SG - unknown
VA - unknown


         - For AIREP aircraft reports (BUFR type 004, subtype 001): An alphanumeric ID, ranging from one to eight characters,
constructed from the aircraft flight number.


         - For PIREP aircraft reports (BUFR type 004, subtype 002): A six character manufactured ID, where character one is P,
numeric characters two through five are a unique index count and character six is P.



         - For NESDIS-generated satellite wind reports (BUFR type 005; subtypes 001-014, 050, 051): The report ID is constructed in
the data dumping process (see Satellite Historical Documentation, Section II on NESDIS Satellite Wind Data).



         - For India-generated satellite wind reports (BUFR type 005, subtypes 021-023): The report ID is constructed in the data
dumping process (see Satellite Historical Documentation, Section VII on Indian Satellite Wind Data).




         - For JMA-generated satellite wind reports (BUFR type 005, subtypes 041-043): The report ID is constructed in the data
dumping process (see Satellite Historical Documentation, Section VI on Japanese Satellite Wind Data).




         - For EUMETSAT-generated satellite wind reports (BUFR type 005, subtypes 061-066): The report ID is constructed in the
dumping process (see Satellite Historical Documentation, Section V on EUMETSAT Satellite Wind Data).




         - For SSM/I brightness temperature reports (BUFR type 012, subtype 001), SSM/I operational derived product reports (BUFR
type 012, subtype 002) or SSM/I NeuralNet 3 derived product reports (BUFR type 012, subtype 103): The report ID is constructed in
the reprocessing of the data dump (see Satellite Historical Documentation, Section IV on DMSP SSM/I Data).




          - For European Remote-sensing Satellite (ERS) scatterometer wind reports (BUFR type 012, subtype 008): The report ID is
constructed in the reprocessing of the data dump (see Satellite Historical Documentation, Section VIII on ERS Scatterometer Data).




          - For NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) reports (BUFR type 012, subtype 013): The report ID is constructed
in the reprocessing of the data dump (see Satellite Historical Documentation, Section X on Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
(TRMM) Data).




         - For quikSCAT scatterometer wind reports (BUFR type 012, subtype 137): The report ID is constructed in the reprocessing
of the data dump (see Satellite Historical Documentation, Section IX on QUIKSCAT Scatterometer Data).




         - For oceanographic bathythermal reports (BUFR type 031, subtype 001) or oceanographic TESAC reports (BUFR type 031,
subtype 002): Either an alphanumeric character ID, ranging from four to eight characters, constructed from the ship call sign; a
character ID, constructed from the buoy/platform identifier; or four alphabetic characters followed by one numeric character
from the stationary buoy platform identifier.





         - For oceanographic TRAKOB reports (BUFR type 031, subtype 003): An alphanumeric character ID, ranging from four to
characters, constructed from the ship call sign.





         - For oceanographic NOAA Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry (NLSA) European Remote-sensing Satellite (ERS)-2 high-
resolution regional altimeter reports (BUFR 031, subtype 011), oceanographic NLSA TOPEX high-resolution regional altimeter reports
(BUFR type 031, subtype 012), oceanographic NLSA TOPEX low-resolution global altimeter reports (BUFR type 031, subtype 013), or
oceanographic NLSA GOES follow-on (GFO) altimeter high-resolution regional altimeter reports (BUFR type 031, subtype 014): The
report ID is currently missing.





         - For ETA BUFR model soundings: An alphanumeric ID, ranging from 3 to four characters. The ID is read from the ETA station
profile dictionary.















0-01-199 - THRPT
Type of hourly report


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       METAR report
          1       SPECI report
          2       LWIS report
          3       Missing value








0-01-200 - ASMP
Average speed of motion of ship during last 3 hours


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       0 knots
          1       1 to 5 knots
          2       6 to 10 knots
          3       11 to 15 knots
          4       16 to 20 knots
          5       21 to 25 knots
          6       26 to 30 knots
          7       31 to 35 knots
          8       36 to 40 knots
          9       over 40 knots
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value








0-01-204 - SWPR
Satellite wind producer


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       USA/NOAA/NESDIS
         2-3      Reserved
          4       USA/NOAA/NWS
          5       USA/university
          6       USA/commercial
          7       USA/DOD/NAVY
          8       USA/DOD/USAF
          9       USA/NASA
       10-11      Reserved
         12       EUMETSAT/METEOSAT
         13       GMS/MSC
         14       India/INSAT
      15-254      Reserved for future use
        255       Missing value









0-02-007 - TGIT
Type of sensor for water level measuring instrument


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Shaft encoder float system
         2      Ultrasonic
3 Radar
          4       Pressure (single transducer)
5 Pressure (multiple transducer)
6 Pressure (in stilling well)
7 Bubbler pressure
8 Acoustic (with sounding tube)
9 Acoustic (in open air)
       10-14      Reserved
         15      Missing value











0-02-038 - MSST
Method of water temperature and/or salinity measurement

  {NOTE: Prior to 23 July 2002, this descriptor was incorrectly using a direct copy of WMO FM12/13 Code Table 3850 (indicated here).
         After 23 July 2002, this descriptor is correctly using WMO BUFR Code Table 0-02-038.}


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Positive or zero intake
          1       Negative intake
          2       Positive or zero bucket
          3       Negative bucket
          4       Positive or zero hull contact sensor
          5       Negative hull contact sensor
          6       Positive or zero other (neither intake, bucket or hull)
          7       Negative other (neither intake, bucket or hull)
        8-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value








0-02-039 - MWBT
Method of wet-bulb temperature measurement

  {NOTE: Prior to 23 July 2002, this descriptor was incorrectly using a direct copy of WMO FM12/13 Code Table 3855 for Code Figures
         0-6 (indicated here). Code Figure 7 in Code Table 3855 (iced bulb computed wet-bulb temperature) could not be represented
         here due to the bit width of 3. After 23 July 2002, this descriptor is correctly using WMO BUFR Code Table 0-02-039.}


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Positive or zero measured wet-bulb temperature
          1       Negative measured wet-bulb temperature
          2       Iced bulb measured wet-bulb temperature
         3-4      Reserved
          5       Positive or zero computed wet-bulb temperature
          6       Negative computed wet-bulb temperature
          7       Missing value












0-02-042 - ISCS
Indicator for sea surface current speed


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
          0       Value originally reported in m/s
          1       Value originally reported in knots
          2       No sea current data available
          3       Missing value












0-02-047 -
DOTT
Deep-ocean tsunameter type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
          0       Reserved
          1       Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART) II (PMEL)
          2       Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART) ETD
3 SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB)
4 GFZ - Potsdam
5 INCOIS (India)
6 InaBuoy (Indonesia)
7-126 Reserved 

        127       Missing value











0-02-098 -
TOWS
Type of wave sensor


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
          0       Heave sensor
          1       Slope sensor
        2-14 Reserved 
         15       Missing value











0-02-099 - POLA
Polarization


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
          0       HH polarization
          1       VV polarization
          2       HV polarization real valued component
3 HV polarization imaginary valued component
4-6 Reserved 

          7       Missing value











0-02-137 - RDPR
Radar dual PRF ratio


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
          0       Reserved
          1       3:2
          2       4:3
3 5:4
4-14 Reserved 

         15       Missing value












0-02-138 - ANRD
Antenna rotation direction


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
          0       Reserved
          1       Clockwise rotation
          2       Counterclockwise rotation
3 Missing value










0-02-147 - MTCC
Method of transmission to collection center


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Direct leased circuit
          2       Dialed up connection
          3       Internet ISP
          4       DCP via Satellite (MTSAT, METEOSAT, etc.)
          5       VSAT
          6       GAN, BGAN
          7       This terminal
          8       Iridium satellites
          9       Mobile telephony
      10-126      Reserved
        127       Missing value











0-02-160 - WLOR
Wavelength of the radar


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       10 to less than 20 mm 
          2       Reserved
3 20 to less than 40 mm
4 Reserved
5 40 to less than 60 mm
  6 Reserved
7 60 to less than 90 mm
8 90 to less than 110 mm
9 110 mm and greater
10-14 Not used
         15       Missing value





0-02-165 - RDTF
Radiance type flags


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Clear path
          2       Partly cloudy path
          3       Cloudy path
          4       Apodized
5 Unapodized
6 Reconstructed
7 Cloud cleared
        8-14      Reserved
       All 15     Missing value











0-02-191 - GHTC
Geopotential height calculation


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Geopotential height calculated from pressure 
          2       Geopotential height calculated from GPS Height
3-14 Reserved
         15       Missing value












0-02-193 - ITSO
Indicator for type of station operation and past/present weather


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Manned station operation; past/present weather included
          1       Manned station operation; past/present weather omitted (no significant phenomenon to report)
          2       Manned station operation; past/present weather omitted (no observation, data not available)
          3       Automatic station operation; past/present weather included using code tables 4677 and 4561
          4       Automatic station operation; past/present weather omitted (no significant phenomenon to report)
          5       Automatic station operation; past/present weather omitted (no observation, data not available)
          6       Automatic station operation; past/present weather included using code tables 4680 and 4631
          7       Missing value








0-02-194 - AUTO
Automated station type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Either SAO report or METAR/SPECI report, and 'AUTO' found in report
          1       METAR/SPECI report with both 'AUTO' and 'A01' found in report
          2       METAR/SPECI report with both 'AUTO' and 'A02' found in report
          3       METAR/SPECI report with 'A01' found in report, but 'AUTO' not found in report
          4       METAR/SPECI report with 'A02' found in report, but 'AUTO' not found in report
        5-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value








0-02-195 - ITP
PREPBUFR: Instrument type


 

    For all PREPBUFR report types in PREPBUFR message type ADPUPA: Radiosonde type (see WMO BUFR Code Table 0-02-011/Common Code Table C-2)


    For all PREPBUFR report types in PREPBUFR message type SATWND: NESDIS satellite wind type (see local BUFR Code Table 0-02-201)


    For all PREPBUFR report types in PREPBUFR message type AIRCFT: Aircraft navigational system ....


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

        0-96      Reserved
         97       Inertial navigation system
         98       OMEGA
      99-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value



    For all PREPBUFR report types in PREPBUFR message type GOESND: Clear or cloudy sounding indicator ....


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

        0-20      Reserved
         21       Clear sounding
         22       Reserved
         23       Cloudy sounding
      24-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value



    For ALL other PREPBUFR report types: Value is set to 255 (missing)









0-02-196 - CLSS
Class of profile output


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      









0-02-197 - GSPC
GOES-I/M soundings parameter characteristics


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Parameter derived using observed sounder brightness temperatures
          2       Parameter derived using observed imager brightness temperatures
          3       Parameter derived using first guess information
          4       Parameter derived using NMC/NCEP analysis information
          5       Parameter derived using radiosonde information
         6-7      Reserved
        All 8     Missing value








0-02-198 - GBTC
GOES-I/M brightness temperature characteristics


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Observed brightness temperature
          2       Brightness temperature with bias correction applied
          3       Brightness temperature calculated from first guess
          4       Brightness temperature calculated from sounding
         5-7      Reserved
        All 8     Missing value








0-02-199 - ROLF
FSL aircraft roll angle flag


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Roll greater than 5 degrees
          1       Roll less than or equal to 5 degrees
          2       Not reported
         3-6      Reserved for future use
          7       Missing value








0-02-200 - AVHC
TOVS AVHRR channel combination


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         1-5      Beginning with first bit position (high order bit),
                  if bit position is set to 1, then channel is present
                  if bit position is set to 0, then channel is not present 
        All 6     Missing value








0-02-200 - 
Objective forecast technique used (TDL)


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       MOS
          2       Perfect prog
          3       Calibrated MOS
          4       Calibrated perfect prog
        5-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value








0-02-201 - SWTP
NESDIS satellite wind type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       IR automated winds (low density)
          2       IR manual winds
          3       Picture triplet (low density)
          4       Water vapor automated (low density)
          5       Visible manual
          6       Visible automated (low density)
          7       Gradient winds
          8       Picture pair
          9       Reserved
         10       AMSU/SSMI microwave winds
         11       Scatterometer
         12       Altimeter
         13       LAWS
         14       High-density water vapor sounder, channel 10
         15       High-density water vapor sounder, channel 11
         16       High-density ir imager automated winds
         17       High-density visible imager automated winds
         18       High-density water vapor imager
      19-254      Reserved for future use
        255       Missing value







0-02-207 - PLTTYP
Platform type for NWS Cooperative Observer sites


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         
0 Phase II site (regional hub)
1 Phase II site (GOES/HADS)
2 Phase I site (direct/connect)
3 Phase I site (GOES/HADS)
4-6      Reserved
        7       Missing value


The modernized NWS Cooperative Observer sites can provide different variables, and on different schedules, dependent both on the type of site
(Phase I or II) and on the processing done as part of reformatting the data sent over the various communications systems in use. Here are
the primary differences:

- Phase I sites only report a single temperature observation per hour, valid at minute 0.

- Phase II GOES/HADS sites only report once per hour, but the reports contain 5-minute observations from the last hour.







0-02-223 - CMCM
Satellite derived wind computation method
{NOTE: This descriptor is deprecated in favor of "Satellite derived wind computation method" (0-02-023 - SWCM).}


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Wind derived from cloud motion observed in the infrared channel
          2       Wind derived from cloud motion observed in the visible channel
          3       Wind derived from cloud motion observed in the water vapor channel
          4       Wind derived from cloud motion observed in a combination of spectral channels
       5-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value









0-04-080 - .AVP....
Averaging period for following value


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Spot values
          1       Less than 15 minutes
          2       From 15 to 45 minutes
          3       More than 45 minutes
         4-8      Reserved
          9       Data not available
       10-14      Not used
         15       Missing value









0-04-193 - DAYW
Day of the week


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Sunday
          1       Monday
          2       Tuesday
          3       Wednesday
          4       Thursday
          5       Friday
          6       Saturday
          7       Missing value








0-04-216 - TCOR
PREPBUFR: Correction indicator for reported observation time


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Observation time is reported time, no correction
          1       Observation time corrected based on reported launch time
          2       Observation time corrected even though launch time is missing
         3-6      Reserved for future use
          7       Missing value








0-06-193 - SSTYPE
SST obs type


    For DOD/Navy low- and high-resolution sea surface temperature reports (BUFR type 012, subtypes 010 and 012, respectively):


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No type
       1-128      Illegal type code
     129-150      Reserved
        151       Day operational
        152       Night operational
     153-158 Reserved
        159       Day operational relaxed cloud mode
        160       Reserved
        161       Day test
        162       Night test
     163-168      Reserved
169 Day test relaxed cloud mode
170-254 Reserved
        255       Missing value

    ** All Aerosol corrected observation types are day only.


    For DOC/NESDIS sea surface temperature reports (BUFR type 012, subtype 011):


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0 No type
1-128 Not listed
129 Nominal SST
130 AVHRR-only SST
131 HIRS/2-only SST
132 Coastal type
133-137 Reserved
138 Test type
139-149 Reserved
        150       Heat budget observation
        151       AVHRR-only day operational (prior to some unknown date may have been just "Day operational")
        152       AVHRR-only night operational (prior to some unknown date may have been just "Night operational")
        153      
HIRS-only day operational (prior to some unknown date may have been "HIRS-only day operational - multichannel
  technique") 
        154      
HIRS-only night operational (prior to some unknown date may have been "HIRS-only night operational -
multichannel technique")
     155 AVHRR+HIRS day Operational
156      AVHRR+HIRS night operational
        157       Aerosol AVHRR-only day operational (
prior to some unknown date may have been just "Aerosol retrieval")
        158       AVHRR-only aerosol relaxed visible cloud test (warm spot) mode) (
prior to some unknown date may have been just
"
Aerosol retrieval - warm spot mode")
        159       AVHRR day operational - Warm Spot Mode (
prior to some unknown date may have been just "Day operational - warm
  spot mode")
        160       Reserved
        161       AVHRR-only day test (
prior to some unknown date may have been just "Day test")
        162       AVHRR-only night test (
prior to some unknown date may have been just "Night test")
        163       HIRS-only day test
        164       HIRS-only night test
165 AVHRR+HIRS day test
166 AVHRR+HIRS night test
     167-168      Reserved
        169       AVHRR-only day test - warm spot mode (prior to some unknown date may have been just "Day test - warm spot mode")
        170       Reserved
        171       Day operational (NOAA-15 1998-2000 only, after 2000 see code figure 151)
        172       Night operational (NOAA-15 1998-2000 only, after 2000 see code figure 152)
     173-178      Reserved
        179       ITOS SST [prior to some unknown date may have been "Day operational - warm spot mode (NOAA-15 1998-2000 only,
  after 2000 see code figure 159)"]
     180-199      Reserved
        200       Independent SST (ship or buoy)
     201-254      Reserved
        255       Missing value








0-06-194 - SSTSRC
SST obs source


    For DOD/Navy low- and high-resolution sea surface temperature reports (BUFR type 012, subtypes 010 and 012, respectively):


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No source
          1       (AVHRR #1) NOAA-11
          2       (AVHRR #2) NOAA-16
          3       (AVHRR #3) NOAA-14
          4       (AVHRR #4) NOAA-15
          5       (AVHRR #5) NOAA-12
          6       (AVHRR #6) NOAA-17
          7       (AVHRR #7) NOAA-18
(prior to May 2005 was: "NOAA-9")
          8       (AVHRR #8) NOAA-19
        9       (AVHRR #9) NPP
10 (AVHRR #10)
11 (AVHRR #11)
12 (AVHRR #12) METOP-2 (A)
13 (AVHRR #13)
14 (AVHRR #14)
15 (AVHRR #15)
16 (AVHRR #16)
17 (AVHRR #17)
18 (AVHRR #18)
19 (AVHRR #19)
20 (AVHRR #20)
       21-98      Reserved
         99       Bogus data
        100       Ship data from Navy (from FNOC)
        101       Buoy data from TIROS collection system
        102       Fixed weather ship (from NCEP)
        103       Moving ship with name (from NCEP)
        104       Moving ship without name (from NCEP)
     105-107      Not listed
     108-126      Reserved
        127       Missing value


    For DOC/NESDIS sea surface temperature reports (BUFR type 012, subtype 011):


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No source
          1       NOAA-11
          2       NOAA-16
          3       NOAA-14
          4       NOAA-15
          5       NOAA-12
          6       NOAA-17
          7       NOAA-18
(prior to May 2005 was: "NOAA-9")
 8 METOP-2
9 NOAA-19
       10-50      Not listed
51 ITOS NOAA 1 Sensor # 1
52
ITOS NOAA 1 Sensor # 2
  53 ITOS NOAA 2 Sensor # 1
 54 ITOS NOAA 2 Sensor # 2
55 ITOS NOAA 3 Sensor # 1
56 ITOS NOAA 3 Sensor # 2
57 ITOS NOAA 4 Sensor # 1
58 ITOS NOAA 4 Sensor # 2
59 ITOS NOAA 5 Sensor # 1
60 ITOS NOAA 5 Sensor # 2
61 ITOS NOAA 5 Sensor # 3
62 ITOS NOAA 5 Sensor # 4
63-98 Reserved
         99       Bogus data
        100       Ship data from Navy (from FNOC)
        101       Buoy data from TIROS collection system
        102       Fixed weather ship (from NCEP)
        103       Moving ship with name (from NCEP)
        104       Moving ship without name (from NCEP)
        105       Fixed buoy (from NCEP)
        106       Drifting buoy (from NCEP)
        107       XBT (from NCEP)
     108-126      Reserved
        127       Missing value








0-07-247 - PPC
PREPBUFR: Pressure event program code




0-10-247 - ZPC
PREPBUFR: Height event program code




0-11-219 - DFP
PREPBUFR: Wind direction/speed (DDO/FFO) event program code




0-11-241 - WPC
PREPBUFR: u-, v-component wind (UOB/VOB) event program code




0-12-247 - TPC
PREPBUFR: Temperature (TOB) event program code




0-13-247 - QPC
PREPBUFR: Specific humidity event program code



0-20-247 - CTPPC
PREPBUFR: Cloud top pressure event program code



0-22-247 - SSTPC
PREPBUFR: Sea temperature event program code



0-51-002 - RRTPC
PREPBUFR: Rainfall (average rate) event program code




0-51-022 - PWP
PREPBUFR: Total precipitable water event program code




0-51-033 - PW1P
PREPBUFR: Precipitable water in layer bounded by 1.0 to 0.9 sigma event program code




0-51-043 - PW2P
PREPBUFR: Precipitable water in layer bounded by 0.9 to 0.7 sigma event program code




0-51-053 - PW3P
PREPBUFR: Precipitable water in layer bounded by 0.7 to 0.3 sigma event program code




0-51-063 - PW4P
PREPBUFR: Precipitable water in layer bounded by 0.3 to 0.0 sigma event program code


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Initial PREPBUFR processing step "PREPRO" (performed in PREPOBS_PREPDATA program, prior to "PREVENT" and
                  "VIRTMP" steps)
          2       Synthetic tropical cyclone bogus processing step "SYNDATA" (performed in SYNDAT_SYNDATA program, prior to
                  "PREVENT" and "VIRTMP" steps)
          3       Reserved
          4       Pre-quality control step "PREVENT" which adds GFS forecast background and observation error (if present) and
                  performs check of surface pressure (performed in PREPOBS_PREPDATA program after "PREPRO" step but prior to
                  "VIRTMP" step; performed in SYNDAT_SYNDATA program after "SYNDATA" step but prior to "VIRTMP" step; performed in
                  PREPOBS_PREVENTS program prior to "VIRTMP" step)
          5       Rawinsonde height/temperature complex quality control step "CQCHT" (performed in PREPOBS_CQCBUFR program, prior
                  to "RADCOR" and "VIRTMP" steps)
          6       Rawinsonde height/temperature intersonde bias (radiation) correction step "RADCOR" (performed in PREPOBS_CQCBUFR
                  program, after "CQCHT" step but prior to "VIRTMP" step)
          7       AIREP, PIREP and AMDAR aircraft quality control step "PREPACQC" (performed in PREPOBS_PREPACQC program)
          8       Virtual temperature/specific humidity processing step "VIRTMP" (performed in PREPOBS_PREPDATA program after
                  "PREPRO" and "PREVENT" steps for surface data; performed in SYNDAT_SYNDATA program after "SYNDATA" and "PREVENT"
                  steps for synthetic tropical cyclone bogus data; performed in PREPOBS_CQCBUFR program after "CQCHT" and "RADCOR"
                  steps for upper-air data; performed in PREPOBS_PREVENTS program after "PREVENT" step for surface data)
          9       Wind profiler quality control step "CQCPROF" (performed in PREPOBS_PROFCQC program)
         10       Multi-platform OI-quality control step "OIQC" (performed in PREPOBS_OIQCBUFR program)
         11       Global (GFS/GDAS/CDAS) SSI analysis step "SSI" (performed in GLOBAL_SSI program; performed in CDAS_SSI program)
                  -- NOT YET IN USE
         12       VAD wind quality control step "CQCVAD" (performed in PREPOBS_CQCVAD program)
         13       Regional (ETA/EDAS) 3DVAR analysis step "R3DVAR" (performed in ETA_R3DVAR program) -- NOT YET IN USE
         14       ACARS aircraft quality control step "ACARSQC" (performed in PREPOBS_ACARSQC program)
       15-30      Reserved for future use
         31       Missing value








0-07-248 - PRC
PREPBUFR: Pressure event reason code




0-10-248 - ZRC
PREPBUFR: Height event reason code




0-11-220 - DFR
PREPBUFR: Wind direction/speed (DDO/FFO) event reason code




0-11-242 - WRC
PREPBUFR: u-, v-component wind (UOB/VOB) event reason code




0-12-248 - TRC
PREPBUFR: Temperature (TOB) event reason code




0-13-248 - QRC
PREPBUFR: Specific humidity event reason code



0-20-248 - CTPRC
PREPBUFR: Cloud top pressure event reason code



0-22-248 - SSTRC
PREPBUFR: Sea temperature event reason code





0-51-003 - RRTRC
PREPBUFR: Rainfall (average rate) event reason code




0-51-023 - PWR
PREPBUFR: Total precipitable water event reason code




0-51-034 - PW1R
PREPBUFR: Precipitable water in layer bounded by 1.0 to 0.9 sigma event reason code




0-51-044 - PW2R
PREPBUFR: Precipitable water in layer bounded by 0.9 to 0.7 sigma event reason code




0-51-054 - PW3R
PREPBUFR: Precipitable water in layer bounded by 0.7 to 0.3 sigma event reason code




0-51-064 - PW4R
PREPBUFR: Precipitable water in layer bounded by 0.3 to 0.0 sigma event reason code


 

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 1 (PREPRO)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 2 (SYNDATA)

   No reason codes associated with Program Code 3 (reserved for future use)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 4 (PREVENT)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 5 (CQCHT)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 6 (RADCOR)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 7 (PREPACQC)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 8 (VIRTMP)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 9 (CQCPROF)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 10 (OIQC)

   No reason codes associated with Program Code 11 (reserved for future use)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 12 (CQCVAD)

   No reason codes associated with Program Code 13 (reserved for future use)

   Follow this link for Code Table associated with Program Code 14 (ACARSQC)
 No reason codes associated with Program Code 15 (NRLACQC) (not yet in use)
 No reason codes associated with Program Code 16 (GSI) (not yet in use)








0-08-015 - SIGS
Significance qualifier for sensor


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Single sensor
          1       Primary sensor
          2       Secondary sensor (backup sensor)
         3-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value









0-08-019 - CIQL
Qualifier for following center identifier


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       ATS (Air Traffic Service) unit serving FIR (Flight Information Region)
          2       FIR (Flight Information Region)
          3       UIR (Upper Information Region)
          4       CTA (Control Area)
          5       VAAC (Volcanic Ash Advisory Center)
          6       MWO (Meteorological Watch Office) issuing SIGMET
        7-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value










0-08-026 - MTXSIG
Matrix significance


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Averaging kernel matrix
          1       Correlation matrix (C)
          2       Lower triangular correlation matrix square root (L from C=LLT)
          3       Inverse of lower triangular correlation matrix square root (L-1)
        4-42      Reserved
       43-62      Reserved for local use
         63       Missing value (including undefined significance)










0-08-027 - MTXGEO
Matrix geometry


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Assume no particular matrix geometry
          1       Diagonal matrix
          2       Tridiagonal matrix
          3       Multi-diagonal matrix (general case: diagonal and above)
         4       Lower triangular matrix
5 Symmetrical matrix
        6-42      Reserved
43-62 Reserved for local use
         63       Missing value








0-08-032 - SOOP
Status of operation


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Routine operation
1 Event triggered by storm surge
2 Event triggered tsunami
          3       Event Triggered manually
          4       Installation testing
5 Maintenance testing
6-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value








0-08-039 - TSIGAF
Time significance (Aviation forecast)


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Issue time of forecast
1 Time of commencement of period of the forecast
2 Time of ending of period of the forecast
          3       Forecast time of maximum temperature
          4       Forecast time of minimum temperature
5 Time of beginning of the forecast change
6 Time of ending of the forecast change
        7-62      Reserved
         63       Missing value









0-08-043 - ATCT
Atmospheric chemical or physical constituent type




    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Ozone (O3) -- CAS number (see **): 10028-15-6
          1       Water vapor (H2O) -- CAS number (see **): 7732-18-5
          2       Methane (CH4) -- CAS number (see **): 74-82-8
3 Carbon dioxide (CO2) -- CAS number (see **): 124-38-9
4 Carbon monoxide (CO) -- CAS number (see **): 630-08-0
5 Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) -- CAS number (see **): 10102-44-0
6 Nitrous oxide (N2O) -- CAS number (see **): 10024-97-2
7 Formaldehyde (HCHO) -- CAS number (see **): 50-00-0
8 Sulfur dioxide (SO2) -- CAS number (see **): 7446-09-5
9-24 Reserved
25 Particulate Matter < 1.0 microns
26 Particulate Matter < 2.5 microns
27 Particulate Matter < 10 microns
28 Aerosols (generic)
29 Smoke (generic)
30 Crustal Material (generic dust)
31 Volcanic Ash
32-200 Reserved
201-254 Reserved for local use
255 Missing value


** CAS number is the associated registry number from the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) of the American Chemical Society.







0-08-045 - PMCH
 Particulate matter characterization


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
          0       Particulate Matter (all types)
1 NO3(-)
2 NH4(+)
3 Na(+)
4 Cl(-)
5 Ca(2+)
6 Mg(2+)
7 K(+)
8 SO4(2-)
9-200 Reserved
201-254 Reserved for local use
255 Missing value










0-08-054 - QWSG
 
Qualifier for wind speed or wind gusts

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0 Wind speed or gust is as reported
1 Wind speed is greater than that reported (P in METAR/TAF/SPECI)
2-6 Reserved
7 Missing value











0-08-077 - DSST
 Radiometer sensed surface type

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0 Land
1 Sea
2 Coastal
3 Open ocean or semi-enclosed sea
4 Enclosed sea or lake
5 Continental ice
 6-126 Reserved
127 Missing value












0-08-079 - CSFP
Aviation product status


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Normal issue
1 Correction to a previously issued product (COR)
2 Amendment to a previously issued product (AMD)
3 Correction to a previously issued amended product (COR AMD)
4 Cancellation of a previously issued product (CNL)
5 No product available (NIL)
6 Special report (SPECI)
7 Corrected special report (SPECI COR)
8-14 Reserved
         15       Missing value or not applicable









0-08-083 - NOVI
Nominal value indicator


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Adjusted to or with respect to representative height of sensor above local ground (or deck of marine platform)
          2       Adjusted to or with respect to representative height of sensor above water surface
          3       Adjusted with respect to standard surface roughness
          4       Adjusted with respect to wind speed
          5       Adjusted with respect to temperature
          6       Adjusted with respect to pressure
          7       Adjusted with respect to humidity
          8       Adjusted with respect to evaporation
          9       Adjusted with respect to wetting losses
       10-14      Reserved
       All 15     Missing value









0-08-085 - BEAMI
Beam identifier


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Fore beam
          1       Mid beam
          2       Aft beam
        3-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value






0-08-086 - VSNWP
Vertical significance for NWP


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Model "ground" surface
          2       Standard level
          3       Tropopause level
          4       Maximum wind level
          5       Significant temperature level
          6       Significant humidity level
          7       Significnat wind level
          8       Vertically interpolated level (This should be set to 1 for points on the vertical profile that fall between the
 model's native vertical levels.)
          9       Virtual station height
10 Reserved
11 Reserved
       All 12     Missing value










0-08-193 - CAT
PREPBUFR: Data level category


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Surface level (mass reports only)
          1       Mandatory level (upper-air profile reports)
          2       Significant temperature level (upper-air profile reports)
2 Significant temperature and winds-by-pressure level (future combined mass and wind upper-air profile reports)
          3       Winds-by-pressure level (upper-air profile reports)
          4       Winds-by-height level (upper-air profile reports)
          5       Tropopause level (upper-air profile reports)
          6       Single level report, or report not on any of the levels denoted by values 0-5 or 9 (e.g., aircraft, satellite
                  wind, surface wind, precipitable water retrievals, etc.)
          7       Auxiliary levels generated via interpolation from spanning levels (upper-air profile reports)
        8-62      Reserved
         63       Missing value








0-08-199 - SUWS
Indicator for source and units of wind speed
{NOTE: This descriptor is deprecated in favor of "Type of instrument for wind measurement" (0-02-002 - TIWM).}


    For synoptic surface land reports (BUFR type 000, subtype 001) and marine reports (BUFR type 001):


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Wind speed estimated in meters per second
          1       Wind speed obtained from anemometer in meters per second
          2       Reserved
          3       Wind speed estimated in knots
          4       Wind speed obtained from anemometer in knots
         5-6      Reserved for future use
          7       Missing value


    For oceanographic bathythermal reports (BUFR type 031, subtype 001) and oceanographic TESAC reports (BUFR type 031,
    subtype 002):


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Meters per second; land stations and ships with certified instruments
          1       Knots; land stations and ships with certified instruments
          2       Meters per second; ships with uncertified instruments
          3       Knots; ships with uncertified instruments
         4-6      Reserved for future use
          7       Missing value


    For satellite wind reports (BUFR type 005):


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Meters per second
          1       Knots
         2-6      Reserved for future use
          7       Missing value








0-08-201 - .RE....
Relationship to following value


    For .REV1RI {refers to "Runway visual range" (0-20-061) - V1RIM} and .REV2RI {refers to "Second runway visual range"
    (0-20-193) - V2RIM}:


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       'M' indicator present - runway visual range is below minimum value which can be assessed with system in use
          1       Reserved 
          2       Neither 'M' nor 'P' found
          3       Reserved 
          4       'P' indicator present - runway visual range is greater than maximum value which can be assessed with system
                  in use
         5-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value


    For .REHOVI {refers to "Horizontal visibility" (0-20-001) - HOVI}:


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       'M' indicator present - horizontal visibility is below minimum value which can be assessed with system in use
          1       Reserved 
          2       Neither 'M' nor 'P' found (i.e. horizontal visibility field is present and is not 'CAVOK 'or '9999')
          3       Horizontal visibility field contains either 'CAVOK' or '9999'
          4       'P' indicator present - horizontal visibility is greater than maximum value which can be assessed with system
                  in use
         5-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value






0-08-202 - RCTS
Receipt time significance


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       General decoder receipt time
          1       NCEP receipt time
          2       OSO  receipt time
          3       ARINC ground station receipt time
4 TEMP (fixed land radiosonde) Part A receipt time (report part name TTAA)
TEMP SHIP (ship radiosonde) Part A receipt time (report part name UUAA)
TEMP MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde) Part A receipt time (report part name IIAA)
TEMP DROP (aircraft dropsonde) Part A receipt time (report part name XXAA)
5 TEMP (fixed land radiosonde) Part B receipt time (report part name TTBB)
TEMP SHIP (ship radiosonde) Part B receipt time (report part name UUBB)
TEMP MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde) Part B receipt time (report part name IIBB)
TEMP DROP (aircraft dropsonde) Part B receipt time (report part name XXBB)
6 TEMP (fixed land radiosonde) Part C receipt time (report part name TTCC)
TEMP SHIP (ship radiosonde) Part C receipt time (report part name UUCC)
TEMP MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde) Part C receipt time (report part name IICC)

  TEMP DROP (aircraft dropsonde) Part C receipt time (report part name XXCC)

7 TEMP (fixed land radiosonde) Part D receipt time (report part name TTDD)
TEMP SHIP (ship radiosonde) Part D receipt time (report part name UUDD)
TEMP MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde) Part D receipt time (report part name IIDD)
TEMP DROP (aircraft dropsonde) Part D receipt time (report part name XXDD)
          8       PILOT (fixed land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part A receipt time (report part name PPAA)
PILOT SHIP (ship radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part A receipt time (report part name QQAA)
PILOT MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part A receipt time (report part name EEAA)
9 PILOT (fixed land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part B receipt time (report part name PPBB)
PILOT SHIP (ship radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part B receipt time (report part name QQBB)
PILOT MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part B receipt time (report part name EEBB)
10 PILOT (fixed land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part C receipt time (report part name PPCC)
PILOT SHIP (ship radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part C receipt time (report part name QQCC)
PILOT MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part C receipt time (report part name EECC)
11 PILOT (fixed land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part D receipt time (report part name PPDD)
PILOT SHIP (ship radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part D receipt time (report part name QQDD)
PILOT MOBIL (mobile land radiosonde or pilot balloon) Part D receipt time (report part name EEDD)
       12-62      Reserved for future use
         63       Missing value








0-08-220 - QFGU
Qualifier as to whether first guess information was used in calculation of quality information for EUMETSAT winds


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       First guess used
          1       First guess not used
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value








0-08-222 - CCODE
Type of NESDIS cloud detection


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Observed minus predicted AIRS channel 2390.910 brightness temperature
          1       Variability of 2390.910 channel over nine fields-of-view
        2-62      Reserved
         63       Missing value








0-10-064 - SIGCL
SIGMET cruising level


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Subsonic
          1       Transonic
          2       Supersonic
         3-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value








0-11-030 - DGOTX
Extended degree of turbulence


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Nil, in cloud
          1       Light, in cloud
          2       Moderate, in cloud
          3       Severe, in cloud
          4       Nil, in clear air
          5       Light, in clear air
          6       Moderate, in clear air
          7       Severe, in clear air
          8       Nil, cloud/clear air not specified
          9       Light, cloud/clear air not specified
         10       Moderate, cloud/clear air not specified (MOD)
         11       Severe, cloud/clear air not specified (SEV)
         12       Extreme, in clear air
         13       Extreme, in cloud
         14       Extreme, cloud/clear air not specified (EXTREME)
         15       Light, isolated moderate (ISOL MOD)
         16       Light, occasional moderate (OCNL MOD)
         17       Light, frequently moderate (FRQ MOD)
         18       Moderate, isolated severe (MOD ISOL SEV)
         19       Moderate, occasional severe (MOD OCNL SEV)
         20       Moderate, frequently severe (MOD FRQ SEV)
         21       Severe, isolated extreme (SEV ISOL EXTREME)
         22       Severe, occasional extreme (SEV OCNL EXTREME)
         23       Severe, frequently extreme (SEV FRQ EXTREME)
       24-62      Reserved
         63       Missing value








0-11-235 - TRBX
Turbulence index




0-11-236 - TRBX10
Turbulence index for period from 1 minute prior to observation time to observation time




0-11-237 - TRBX21
Turbulence index for period from 2 minutes prior to observation time to 1 minute prior to observation time




0-11-238 - TRBX32
Turbulence index for period from 3 minutes prior to observation time to 2 minutes prior to observation time




0-11-239 - TRBX43
Turbulence index for period from 4 minutes prior to observation time to 3 minutes prior to observation time


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

                  Average value of eddy dissipation rate     Peak value of eddy dissipation rate
                               ((m**(2/3))/s)                          ((m**(2/3))/s)
          0                        < 0.1                                    < 0.1
          1                        < 0.1                                < 0.2 and > 0.1
          2                    < 0.2 and > 0.1                          < 0.2 and > 0.1
          3                        < 0.1                                < 0.3 and > 0.2
          4                    < 0.2 and > 0.1                          < 0.3 and > 0.2
          5                    < 0.3 and > 0.2                          < 0.3 and > 0.2
          6                        < 0.1                                < 0.4 and > 0.3
          7                    < 0.2 and > 0.1                          < 0.4 and > 0.3
          8                    < 0.3 and > 0.2                          < 0.4 and > 0.3
          9                    < 0.4 and > 0.3                          < 0.4 and > 0.3
         10                        < 0.1                                < 0.5 and > 0.4
         11                    < 0.2 and > 0.1                          < 0.5 and > 0.4
         12                    < 0.3 and > 0.2                          < 0.5 and > 0.4
         13                    < 0.4 and > 0.3                          < 0.5 and > 0.4
         14                    < 0.5 and > 0.4                          < 0.5 and > 0.4
         15                        < 0.1                                   > 0.5
         16                    < 0.2 and > 0.1                             > 0.5
         17                    < 0.3 and > 0.2                             > 0.5
         18                    < 0.4 and > 0.3                             > 0.5
         19                    < 0.5 and > 0.4                             > 0.5
         20                       > 0.5                                    > 0.5
       21-62      Reserved
         63       Missing value








0-13-056 - CIPR
Character and intensity of precipitation


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No precipitation 
          1       Light intermittent
          2       Moderate intermittent
          3       Heavy intermittent
          4       Very heavy intermittent
5 Light continuous
6 Moderate continuous
7 Heavy continuous
8 Very heavy continuous
9 Variable – alternatively light and heavy
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value








0-13-057 - TBEPR
Time of beginning or end of precipitation


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No precipitation
          1       Within the last hour
          2       1 to 2 hours ago
          3       2 to 3 hours ago
          4       3 to 4 hours ago
5 4 to 5 hours ago
6 5 to 6 hours ago
7 6 to 8 hours ago
8 8 to 10 hours ago
9 More than 10 hours ago
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value








0-13-194 - INPC
Indicator for inclusion/omission of precipitation data


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Precipitation data are reported in sections 1 and 3; group 6RRRtR is included in both sections  
          1       Precipitation data are reported in section 1; group 6RRRtR is included
          2       Precipitation data are reported in section 3; group 6RRRtR is included
          3       Precipitation data are not reported in either section 1 or 3; group 6RRRtR is omitted (precipitation
                  amount = 0)
          4       Precipitation data are not reported in either section 1 or 3; group 6RRRtR is omitted (precipitation
                  amount is not available)
         5-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value








0-13-209 - TERR
Terrain type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Sea ice
          1       Snow on land
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value







0-13-228 - SRMK
Snow report remarks


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       None
          1       Snow amount based on estimate
          2       Snowfall melted during OBS period
          3       Snowfall melted as it landed
4-6 Reserved
7 Missing value







0-13-232 - WXTS
Snow precipitation type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No snow
          1       Snow
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value








0-13-233 - WXTP
Ice pellet precipitation type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No ice pellets
          1       Ice pellets
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value








0-13-234 - WXTZ
Freezing rain precipitation type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No freezing rain
          1       Freezing rain
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value








0-13-235 - WXTR
Rain precipitation type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No rain
          1       Rain
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value









0-15-195 - AEROTP
Aerosol land type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Mixed
          1       Dust
2 Sulfate
3 Smoke
4 Heavy absorbing smoke
        5-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value









0-15-196 - AFBO
Algorithm flag for best ozone

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         0 Skipped (over land or sea)
1 Standard (over land or sea)
2 Adjusted for profile shape (over land or sea)
          3       Based on C-pair (331 and 360 nm) (over land or sea)
         4-9      Reserved
10 Skipped (over snow or ice)
11 Standard (over snow or ice)
12 Adjusted for profile shape (over snow or ice)
13 Based on C-pair (331 and 360 nm) (over snow or ice)
       14-62      Not used
         63       Missing value







0-15-199 - MLST
Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) status flag



    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Do not use this profile
2 This profile is questionable

3 Reserved
4 Reserved
5 This profile may have been affected by high altitude clouds
6 This profile may have been affected by low altitude clouds
7 The GEOS-5 data used for the temperature a priori were unavailable for this profile
8 Reserved
9 Either the retrieval diverged, or too few radiances were available for good retrieval
10 The task retrieving data for this profile crashed (typically a computer failure)
11-17 Reserved
       All 18     Missing value








0-19-100 - TIEC
Time interval to calculate the movement of the tropical cyclone

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         0-2      Not used
          3       During the preceding 15 minutes
          4       During the preceding 30 minutes
5 During the preceding 1 hour
6 During the preceding 2 hours
7 During the preceding 3 hours
8 During the preceding 6 hours
9 During a period of more than 6 hours
10 Undetermined
       11-14      Not used
         15       Missing value










0-19-101 - APCE
Accuracy of the position of the center of the tropical cyclone

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0      Reserved
1 Eye visible on radar scope, accuracy good (within 10 km)
2 Eye visible on radar scope, accuracy fair (within 30 km)
          3       Eye visible on radar scope, accuracy poor (within 50 km)
          4       Position of the center within the area covered by the radar scope, determination by means of the spiral-band
  overlay, accuracy good (within 10 km)
5 Position of the center within the area covered by the radar scope, determination by means of the spiral-band
  overlay, accuracy fair (within 30 km)
6 Position of the center within the area covered by the radar scope, determination by means of the spiral-band
  overlay, accuracy poor (within 50 km)
7 Position of the center outside the area covered by the radar scope, extrapolation by means of the spiral-band
  overlay
8-9 Reserved
10 Accuracy undetermined
11-14      Not used
         15       Missing value











0-19-102 - SDOE
Shape and definition of the eye of the tropical cyclone

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0      Circular (well defined)
1 Elliptical — the minor axis is at least 3/4 the length of the major axis (well defined)
2 Elliptical — the minor axis is less than 3/4 the length of the major axis (well defined)
          3       Apparent double eye (well defined)
          4       Other shape (well defined)
5 Ill defined
6 Undetermined
        7       Missing value











0-19-103 - DMAE
Diameter of major axis of the eye of the tropical cyclone


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Less than 5 km
1 5 to less than 10 km
2 10 to less than 15 km
          3       15 to less than 20 km
          4       20 to less than 25 km
5 25 to less than 30 km
6 30 to less than 35 km
7 35 to less than 40 km
8 40 to less than 50 km
9 50 km and greater
10 Undetermined
11-14 Not used
        15       Missing value












0-19-104 - CE30
Change in character of the eye during the 30 minutes preceding the time of observation


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0      Eye has first become visible during the past 30 minutes
1 No significant change in the characteristics or size of the eye
2 Eye has become smaller with no other significant change in characteristics
          3       Eye has become larger with no other significant change in characteristics
          4       Eye has become less distinct with no significant change in size
5 Eye has become less distinct and decreased in size
6 Eye has become less distinct and increased in size
7 Eye has become more distinct with no significant change in size
8 Eye has become more distinct and decreased in size
9 Eye has become more distinct and increased in size
10 Change in character and size of eye cannot be determined
11-14 Not used
        15       Missing value












0-19-105 - DOBC
Distance between the end of the observed outermost spiral band and the center of the tropical cyclone


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0      0 to less than 100 km
1 100 to less than 200 km
2 200 to less than 300 km
          3       300 to less than 400 km
          4       400 to less than 500 km
5 500 to less than 600 km
6 600 to less than 800 km
7 800 km or more
8-9 Reserved
10 Doubtful or undetermined
11-14 Not used
        15       Missing value












0-19-107 - TIMC
Time interval over which the movement of the tropical cyclone has been calculated


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Less than 1 hour
1 1 to less than 2 hours
2 2 to less than 3 hours
          3       3 to less than 6 hours
          4       6 to less than 9 hours
5 9 to less than 12 hours
6 12 to less than 15 hours
7 15 to less than 18 hours
8 18 to less than 21 hours
9 21 to less than 30 hours
  10-14 Not used
        15       Missing value









0-19-108 - AGPC
Accuracy of geographical position of the tropical cyclone


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Cyclone center within 10 km of the transmitted position
1 Cyclone center within 20 km of the transmitted position
2 Cyclone center within 50 km of the transmitted position
          3       Cyclone center within 100 km of the transmitted position
          4       Cyclone center within 200 km of the transmitted position
5 Cyclone center within 300 km of the transmitted position
6 Cyclone center undetermined
         7       Missing value










0-19-109 - MWFC
Mean width or mean diameter of the feature specified by SfSf,or mean diameter of the overcast cloud of the tropical cyclone


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0      Less than 1° of latitude
1 1° to less than 2° of latitude
2 2° to less than 3° of latitude
          3       3° to less than 4° of latitude
          4       4° to less than 5° of latitude
5 5° to less than 6° of latitude
6 6° to less than 7° of latitude
  7 7° to less than 8° of latitude
8 8° to less than 9° of latitude
9 9° of latitude or more
10 Undetermined
11-14 Not used
        15       Missing value











0-19-110 - A24C
Apparent 24-hour change in intensity of the tropical cyclone


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Much weakening
1 Weakening
2 No change
          3       Intensification
          4       Strong intensification
5-8 Reserved
9 Not observed previously
  10 Undetermined
11-14 Not used
        15       Missing value










0-19-113 - CPDT
Cloud pattern type of the DT-number


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
1 Curved band
2 Shear
          3       Eye
          4       Banding eye
5 Central Dense Overcast (CDO)
6 Embedded center
   7 Center Cold Cover (CCC)
8-14 Reserved
        15       Missing value












0-19-117 - CPPT
Cloud picture type of the PT-number


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
1 A (curved band)
2 B (CDO)
          3       C (shear)
4-6 Reserved
        7       Missing value












0-19-119 - TFTN
Type of the final T-number


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
1 DT-number
2 PT-number
          3       MET-number
4-6 Reserved
         7       Missing value










0-20-006 - FLTR
Flight rules


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Low Instrument Flight Rules - Ceiling < 500 feet and/or Visibility < 1 mile
1 Instrument Flight Rules - Ceiling < 1000 feet and/or Visibility < 3 miles
2 Marginal Visual Flight Rules – 1000 feet < Ceiling < 3000 feet and/or 3 miles < Visibility < 5 miles
          3       Visual Flight Rules - Ceiling > 3000 feet and/or Visibility > 5 miles
4-6 Reserved
        7       Missing value









0-20-028 - ECIN
Expected change in intensity
    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No change (NC)
          1       Forecast to weaken (WKN)
          2       Forecast to intensify (INTSF)
3 Unknown (this entry is not allowed in SIGMET messages)
         4-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value







0-20-040 - EDRS
Evolution of drift snow

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Drift snow ended before the hour of observation
          1       Intensity diminishing
          2       No change
3 Intensity increasing
4 Continues, apart from interruption lasting less than 30 minutes
5 General drift snow has become drift snow near the ground
6 Drift snow near the ground has become general drift snow
7 Drift snow has started again after an interruption of more than 30 minutes
        8-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value










0-20-048 - EVFE
Evolution of feature



    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Stability
          1       Diminution
          2       Intensification
3 Unknown
        4-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value












0-20-055 - STST
State of sky in the tropics


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Cumulus, if any, are quite small; generally less than 2/8 coverage, except on windward slopes of elevated
 terrain; average width of cloud is at least as great as its vertical thickness
          1       Cumulus of intermediate size with cloud cover less than 5/8; average cloud width is more than its vertical
 thickness; towers are vertical with little or no evidence of precipitation, except along slopes of elevated
 terrain; a general absence of middle and upper clouds
          2       Swelling Cumulus with rapidly growing tall turrets which decrease in size with height and whose tops tend to
 separate from the longer cloud body and evaporate within minutes of the separation
3 Swelling Cumulus with towers having a pronounced tilt in a downwind direction; vertical cloud thickness is more
 than 11/2 times that of its average width
4 Swelling Cumulus with towers having a pronounced tilt in an upwind direction; vertical cloud thickness is more
 than 11/2 times that of its average width
5 Tall Cumulus congestus with vertical thickness more than twice the average width; not organized in clusters or
 lines; one or more layers of clouds extend out from the cloud towers, although no continuous cloud layers exist
6 Isolated Cumulonimbus or large clusters of Cumulus turrets separated by wide areas in which clouds are absent;
 cloud bases are generally dark with showers observed in most cells; some scattered middle and upper clouds may
  be present; individual Cumulus cells are one to two times higher than they are wide
7 Numerous Cumulus extending through the middle troposphere with broken to overcast sheets of middle clouds and/
or Cirrostratus; Cumulus towers do not decrease generally in size with height; ragged dark cloud bases with some
showers present
8 Continuous dense middle clouds and/or Cirrostratus cloud sheets with some large isolated Cumulonimbus or Cumulus
congestus clouds penetrating these sheets; light rain occasionally observed from the Altostratus; Cumulonimbus
 bases ragged and dark with showers visible
9 Continuous sheets of middle clouds and/or Cirrostratus with Cumulonimbus and Cumulus congestus in organized
 lines or cloud bands; rain is generally observed from Altostratus sheets and heavy showers from Cumulonimbus;
  wind has a squally character
10 State of sky unknown or not described by any of the above
       11-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value

Note : In the event of obscuration of clouds due to heavy rain, the observer should use code 5 or 8. Code 5 should be used if the rain is
  localized or is brief in duration; Code 8 should be used if the rain is widespread or lasts for longer periods of time.










0-20-079 - SICI
Snow/Ice crystals indicator


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Snow or ice crystals present
        All 2     Missing value












0-20-080 - CAPI
Cloud amount percentage interval


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       0-25% cloudy pixels
          1       25-50% cloudy pixels
          2       50-75% cloudy pixels
3 75-100% cloudy pixels
         4-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value











0-20-085 - GCRW
General condition of runway


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Cleared (CLRD//)
          1       All runways closed (SNOCLO)
        2-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value













0-20-086 - RWDP
Runway deposits


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Clear and dry
          1       Damp
2 Wet with water patches
3 Rime and frost covered (depth normally less than 1 mm)
4 Dry snow
   5       Wet snow
6 Slush
7 Ice
8 Compacted or rolled snow
9 Frozen ruts or ridges
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value [or not reported (e.g. due to runway clearance in progress)]











0-20-087 - RWCT
Runway contamination


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Less than 10% of runway covered
2
11% to 25% of runway covered
3-4
Reserved
5 25
% to 50% of runway covered
6-8 Reserved
9
51% to 100% of runway covered
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value [or not reported (e.g. due to runway clearance in progress)]













0-20-089 - RWFC
Runway friction coefficient


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       0.00
          1       0.01
2
0.02
3 0.03
4-87 0.04 - 0.87
88 0.88

89 0.89
90 0.90
91 Braking action poor
92 Braking action medium to poor
93 Braking action medium
94 Braking action medium to good
95 Braking action good
96-98 Reserved
99
Unreliable
     100-126      Reserved
        127       Missing value (or not reported and/or runway not operational)













0-20-101 - LONA
Locust (acridian) name


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Schistocerca gregaria
2 Locusta migratoria
3 Nomadacris septemfasciata
4 Oedaleus senegalensis
5 Anracridium spp
6 Other locusts
7 Other grasshoppers
8 Other crickets
9 Spodoptera exempta
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value













0-20-102 - LOCO
Locust (maturity) color


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Green
          1       Green or black
2 Black
3 Yellow and black
4 Straw/grey
5 Pink
6 Dark red/brown
7 Mixed red and yellow
8 Yellow
9 Other
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value













0-20-103 - SDLO
Stage of development of locusts


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Hoppers (nymphs, larvae), stage 1
          1       Hoppers (nymphs, larvae), stage 2 or mixed 1, 2 instars (stages)
2 Hoppers (nymphs, larvae), stage 3 or mixed 2, 3 instars
3 Hoppers (nymphs, larvae), stage 4 or mixed 3, 4 instars
4 Hoppers (nymphs, larvae), stage 5 or mixed 4, 5 instars
5 Hoppers (nymphs, larvae), stage mixed, all or many instars
6 Fledglings (wings too soft for sustained flight)
7 Immature adults
8 Mixed maturity adults
9 Mature adults
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value













0-20-104 - OSLO
Organization state of swarm or band of locusts


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Hoppers only, mainly in bands or clusters
          1       Winged adults in the vicinity more than 10 kilometers from point of observation
2 Locusts in flight, a few seen at the station
3 Locusts at the station, most of them on the ground
4 Locusts, some on ground and others in flight at a height less than 10 meters
5 Locusts, some on ground and others in flight at a height greater than 10 meters
6 Locusts, most in flight at a height less than 10 meters
7 Locusts, most in flight at a height greater than 10 meters
8 Locusts, all over inflicting severe damage to vegetation, no extermination operation
9 Locusts, all over inflicting severe damage to vegetation, extermination operation in progress
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value













0-20-105 - SSLO
Size of swarm or band of locusts and duration of passage of swarm


    Code table defined for "Organization state of swarm or band of locusts" (0-20-104) - xxxx = 0 - Hoppers only, mainly in bands
or clusters
    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Area covered by isolated bands < 10 m2
2 Area covered by isolated bands 10 – 100 m2
3 Area covered by isolated bands 100 – 1000 m2
4 Area covered by isolated bands 1 000 – 10000 m2
5 Area covered by isolated bands 1 – 10 ha
6 Area covered by isolated bands > 10 ha
7 Area covered by dispersed bands < 100 km2
8 Area covered by dispersed bands 100 – 1000 km2
9 Area covered by dispersed bands > 1000 km2
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value


    Code table defined for "Organization state of swarm or band of locusts" (0-20-104) - xxxx = 1-9 - Winged adults, locusts
    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Small swarm less than 1 km2 or adults in ground, tens or hundreds of individuals visible simultaneously,
duration of passage less than 1 hour ago
          1       Small swarm less than 1 km2 or adults in ground, tens or hundreds of individuals visible simultaneously,
duration of passage 1 to 6 hours ago
2 Small swarm less than 1 km2 or adults in ground, tens or hundreds of individuals visible simultaneously,
duration of passage over 6 hours ago
3 Medium swarm or scattered adults, several visible simultaneously, duration of passage less than 1 hour ago
4 Medium swarm or scattered adults, several visible simultaneously, duration of passage 1 to 6 hours ago
5 Medium swarm or scattered adults, several visible simultaneously, duration of passage over 6 hours ago
6 Large swarm or isolated adults, seen singly, duration of passage less than 1 hour ago
7 Large swarm or isolated adults, seen singly, duration of passage 1 to 6 hours ago
8 Large swarm or isolated adults, seen singly, duration of passage over 6 hours ago
9 More than one swarm of locusts
10 Size of swarm and/or duration of passage not determined owing to darkness or similar phenomena
       11-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value











0-20-106 - LOPD
Locust population density


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Thin density swarm (swarm visible only when near enough for individual locusts to be discerned)
2 Medium density swarm
3 Dense swarm (obscuring nearby features, e.g. trees)
 4 Isolated hoppers seen singly
5 Scattered hoppers, several visible simultaneously
        6-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value












0-20-107 - DMLO
Direction of movements of locust swarm


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Generally in the direction NE
2 Generally in the direction E
3 Generally in the direction SE
 4 Generally in the direction S
5 Generally in the direction SW
6 Generally in the direction W
7 Generally in the direction NW
8 Generally in the direction N
9 Specific direction indeterminable
       10-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value










0-20-108 - EXTV
Extent of vegetation


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Bare ground
          1       Dry, presence of few and isolated shrubs
          2       Sparse vegetation (sprouting)
3 Dense vegetation (sprouting)
4 Sparse vegetation (growing)
5 Dense vegetation (growing)
6 Sparse vegetation in flower
7 Dense vegetation in flower
        8-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value










0-20-119 -
PLRTS
Lightning discharge polarity


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Not defined
          1       Positive
          2       Negative
3 Missing value










0-20-124 -
LSOR
Lightning stroke or flash


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Not defined
          1       Lightning stroke
          2       Lightning Flash, by manual observation, or if equipment insensitive to stroke resolution
3 Missing value










0-20-136 - SUCT
Supplementary cloud type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0-7 Nature of clouds of vertical development
          0       Isolated cumulus humilis and/or cumulus mediocris of vertical development
          1       Numerous cumulus humilis and/or cumulus mediocris of vertical development
          2       Isolated cumulus congestus of vertical development
3 Numerous cumulus congestus of vertical development
4 Isolated cumulonimbus of vertical development
5 Numerous cumulonimbus of vertical development
6 Isolated cumulus and cumulonimbus of vertical development
7 Numerous cumulus and cumulonimbus of vertical development
8-9 Reserved
10-19 Orographic clouds
10 Reserved
11 Isolated orographic clouds, pileus, incus, forming
12 Isolated orographic clouds, pileus, incus, not changing
13 Isolated orographic clouds, pileus, incus, dissolving
14 Irregular banks of orographic cloud, föhn bank, etc., forming
15 Irregular banks of orographic cloud, föhn bank, etc., not changing
16 Irregular banks of orographic cloud, föhn bank, etc., dissolving
17 Compact layer of orographic cloud, föhn bank, etc., forming
18 Compact layer of orographic cloud, föhn bank, etc., not changing
19 Compact layer of orographic cloud, föhn bank, etc., dissolving
20-29 Cloud conditions over mountains and passes
20 All mountains open, only small amounts of cloud present
21 Mountains partly covered with detached clouds (not more than half the peaks can be seen)
22 All mountain slopes covered, peaks and passes free
23 Mountains open on observer’s side (only small amounts of cloud present), but a continuous wall of cloud on the
  other side
24 Clouds low above the mountains, but all slopes and mountains open (only small amounts of cloud on the slopes)
25 Clouds low above the mountains, peaks partly covered by precipitation trails or clouds
26 All peaks covered but passes open, slopes either open or covered
27 Mountains generally covered but some peaks free, slopes wholly or partially covered
28 All peaks, passes and slopes covered
29 Mountains cannot be seen owing to darkness, fog, snowstorm, precipitation, etc.
30-34 Reserved
35-39 Condensation trails
35 Non-persistent condensation trails
36 Persistent condensation trails covering less than 1/8 of the sky
37 Persistent condensation trails covering 1/8 of the sky
38 Persistent condensation trails covering 2/8 of the sky
39 Persistent condensation trails covering 3/8 or more of the sky
40-49 Cloud conditions observed from a higher level
40 No cloud or mist observed from a higher level
41 Mist, clear above observed from a higher level
42 Fog patches observed from a higher level
43 Layer of slight fog observed from a higher level
44 Layer of thick fog observed from a higher level
45 Some isolated clouds observed from a higher level
46 Isolated clouds and fog below observed from a higher level
47 Many isolated clouds observed from a higher level
48 Sea of clouds observed from a higher level
49 Bad visibility obscuring the downward view observed from a higher level
      50-510      Reserved
        511       Missing value







0-20-137 - EVOC
Evolution of clouds


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0       No change
          1       Cumulification
          2       Slow elevation
3 Rapid elevation
4 Elevation and stratification
5 Slow lowering
6 Rapid lowering
7 Stratification
8 Stratification and lowering
9 Rapid change
10-14 Reserved
        15       Missing value







0-20-199 - CLAVR
Cloud from AVHRR (CLAVR) cloud mask


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Clear
          1       Probably clear
          2       Probably cloudy
3 Cloudy
         4-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value












0-20-201 - HBLCS
Height above surface of the base of the lowest cloud seen


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       0 to 50 meters
          1       50 to 100 meters
          2       100 to 200 meters
          3       200 to 300 meters
          4       300 to 600 meters
          5       600 to 1000 meters
          6       1000 to 1500 meters
          7       1500 to 2000 meters
          8       2000 to 2500 meters
          9       2500 meters or more, no clouds
       10-13      Reserved
         14       Height of base of cloud not known or base of clouds at a level lower and tops at a level higher than that
                  of the station 
         15       Missing value








0-20-209 - ICAG
SSM/I ice age


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                  

          0       First year ice
          1       Multiyear ice
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value








0-20-210 - ICED
SSM/I ice edge


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No edge present
          1       Edge present
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value








0-20-216 - SFTP
SSM/I calculated surface type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Vegetation
          2       Reserved
          3       Ice
          4       Reserved
          5       Ocean
          6       Coast
          7       Flooded condition
          8       Dense vegetation
          9       Dense agriculture crops
         10       Dry arable soil
         11       Moist soil
         12       Semi-arid surface
         13       Desert
         14       Precipitation over vegetation
         15       Precipitation over soil
         16       Composite vegetation-water
         17       Composite soil-water-wet soil
         18       Dry snow
         19       Wet snow
         20       Refrozen snow
       21-30      Reserved for future use
         31       Missing value








0-20-217 - SFTG
SSM/I surface tag




0-20-218 - SFTG85
Surface tag for SSM/I 85 GHz brightness temperature data


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Land
          1       Vegetation covered land
          2       Near coast
          3       Multiyear ice
          4       Possible ice
          5       Ocean
          6       Coast
          7       Missing value













0-20-219 - WSST
WindSat surface type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Land
          1       Reserved
          2       Near coast
          3       Ice
          4       Possible ice
          5       Ocean
          6       Coast
          7       Missing value













0-20-222 - RDST
Road state


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No report
1 Dry
2 Moist
3 Moist and chemically treated
4 Wet
5 Wet and chemically treated
6 Ice
7 Frost
8 Snow
9 Snow/Ice watch
10 Snow/Ice warning
11 Wet above freezing
12 Wet below freezing
13 Absorption
14 Absorption at dewpoint
15 Dew
16 Black ice warning
17 Other
18 Slush
19-30 Reserved
31 Missing value       














0-21-150 - BEAMC
Beam co-location


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Data from single ground station (no co-location)
1 Data from multiple ground station (co-located data)
2 Reserved
3 Missing value       







0-21-155 - WVCQ
Wind vector cell quality


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Not enough good sigma-0 available for wind retrieval
2 Poor azimuth diversity among sigma-0 for wind retrieval
3 Any beam noise content above threshold
4 Product monitoring not used
5 Product monitoring flag
6 KNMI quality control fails
7 Variational quality control fails
8 Some portion of wind vector cell is over land
9 Some portion of wind vector cell is over ice
10 Wind retrieval not performed for wind vector cell
11 Reported wind speed is greater than 30 m/s
12 Reported wind speed is less than or equal to 3 m/s
13 Rain flag for the wind vector cell is not usable
14 Rain flag algorithm detects rain
15 No meteorological background used
16 Data are redundant
17 Distance to GMF too large
18-23 Reserved
       All 24     Missing value












0-21-158 - AKPEQ
ASCAT Kp estimate quality


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Acceptable
1 Not acceptable
2 Reserved
3 Missing value       











0-21-159 - ASGU
ASCAT sigma-0 usability


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Good
1 Usable
2 Bad
3 Missing value       









0-21-169 - IPIN
Ice presence indicator


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       No ice present
1 Ice present
2 Reserved
3 Missing value       









0-22-178 - XXLT
XBT/XCTD launcher Type


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Unknown
1 LM-2A deck-mounted
2 LM-3A hand-held
3 LM-4A thru-hull
4-9 Reserved
10 AL-12 TSK Autolauncher (up to 12 probes)
11-19 Reserved
20 SIO XBT Autolauncher (up to 6 probes)
21-29 Reserved
30 AOML XBT V6 Autolauncher (up to 6 Deep Blue probes)
31 AOML XBT V8.0 Autolauncher (up to 8 Deep Blue probes)
32 AOML XBT B8.1 Autolauncher (up to 8 Deep Blue & Fast Deep probes)
33-89 Reserved
90 CSIRO Devil Autolauncher
91-99 Reserved
100 MFSTEP Autolauncher (Mediterraneen)
101-254 Reserved
255 Missing value       










0-22-194 - AVGPER
Averaging period for TRACKOB parameters

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Averaging period for sea temperature - spot values
          1       Averaging period for sea temperature - less than 15 minutes
          2       Averaging period for sea temperature - from 15 to 45 minutes
          3       Averaging period for sea temperature - more than 45 minutes
          4       Averaging period for sea temperature - data not available
          5       Averaging period for salinity - spot values
          6       Averaging period for salinity - less than 15 minutes
          7       Averaging period for salinity - from 15 to 45 minutes
          8       Averaging period for salinity - more than 45 minutes
          9       Averaging period for salinity - data not available
         10       Averaging period for surface current direction and speed - spot values
         11       Averaging period for surface current direction and speed - less than 15 minutes
         12       Averaging period for surface current direction and speed - from 15 to 45 minutes
         13       Averaging period for surface current direction and speed - more than 45 minutes
         14       Averaging period for surface current direction and speed - data not available
         15       Missing value






0-22-196 - IUCSPD
Indicator for units of sea-surface current speed

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Meters per second
          1       Knots
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value








0-25-022 - GRFL
Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project (GHRSST) rejection flag


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Unprocessed
2 Land suspected
3 Wind speed too large
4 Ice detected
5 Rain detected (microwave retrievals only)
6 Cloudy detected (infra-red retrievals only)
7 Cosmetic value
8 SST out of range
        All 9     Missing value









0-25-023 - GCFL
Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project (GHRSST) confidence flag


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Default confidence value has been used
2 Default bias and standard deviation has been used
3 Sun glint suspected
4 Sea ice retrieval for microwave data
5 High wind speed retrieval
6 Inaccurate SST due to low SST (< 285K) [only applies to the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave
  Imager (TMI) instrument]
7 Relaxed rain contamination suspected
8 Potential side lobe contamination
        All 9     Missing value










0-25-024 - GDQL
Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project (GHRSST) data quality


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Unprocessed infrared retrieval
          1       Cloudy retrievals
          2       Bad: Data that are probably contaminated by cloud
3 Suspect data
4 Acceptable data
5 Excellent data
6 Cool skin suspected
7-9 Reserved
10 Unprocessed microwave retrieval
11 Questionable microwave retrieval that may be contaminated
12 Acceptable microwave retrieval
13 High probability of diurnal variability
14 Reserved
         15       Missing value









0-25-029 - CAMT
Calibration method


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Reserved
          2       Calibration target or signal
          3       Against raingauges
4 Against other instruments (distrometer – attenuation)
5 Reserved
        All 6     Missing value








0-25-031 - NWPT

NWP-generated vertical profile thinning method


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       No thinning applied (all native model levels are included from base to top of pseudo-sounding).
          2       Native model levels are present only if they are significant levels as per regulations B/C 25 for conventional
  TEMP soundingsackup processor
3 A predefined subset of native model levels is present
4 No native model levels are present. All profile levels are interpolated to a predefined set of pressure
  coordinate levels
5-6 Reserved
7 Missing value










0-25-035 - DMFP

Decision method for polarity


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Not defined
          1       Individual voltage deflection
          2       Current based, above a threshold
3 Voltage based, above a threshold
4 Consensus of sensors, current above a threshold
5 Consensus of sensors, voltage above a threshold
6 Reserved
7 Missing value










0-25-063 -
CPSI
Central processor or system identifier


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Not defined
          1       Main processor
          2       Backup processor
3-254 Reserved
255 Missing value








0-25-090 - ORSF
Orbit state flag


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Orbit computed during a maneuver
          1       Adjusted mission operations orbit
2 Extrapolated mission operations orbit
3 Adjusted (preliminary/precise) orbit
4 (Preliminary/precise) orbit is estimated during a maneuver period
5 (Preliminary/precise) orbit is interpolated over a tracking data gap
6 (Preliminary/precise) orbit is extrapolated for a duration less than 1 day
7 (Preliminary/precise) orbit is extrapolated for a duration that ranges from 1 day to 2 days
8 (Preliminary/precise) orbit is extrapolated for a duration larger than 2 days, or that the orbit is extrapolated
  just after a maneuver
9 DORIS* DIODE** navigator orbit
10-14 Reserved
         15       Missing value


* DORIS stands for “Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite”.
** DIODE means "Détermination Immédiate d'Orbite par Doris Embarqué" or immediate onboard orbit determination by DORIS. It is
part of the DORIS instrument, which calculates the satellite's position and velocity.










0-25-098 - ADQF
Altimeter data quality flag


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Ku band range
          2       C band range
          3       Ku band SWH*
4 C band SWH*
5 Ku band backscatter coefficient
6 C band backscatter coefficient
7 Off nadir angle from Ku band waveform parameters
8 Off nadir angle from platform
        All 9     Missing value

 (0 is good, 1 is bad)

* SWH = “Significant wave height”









0-25-099 - ARQF
Altimeter correction quality flag


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Ku band range instrumental correction
          2       C band range instrumental correction
          3       Ku band SWH* instrumental correction
4 C band SWH* instrumental correction
5 Ku band backscatter coefficient instrumental correction
6 C band backscatter coefficient instrumental correction
7-8 Reserved
        All 9     Missing value
 (0 is good, 1 is bad)

* SWH = “Significant wave height”








0-25-150 - MTIS
Method of tropical cyclone intensity analysis using satellite data


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       The Dvorak's VIS (VISual imagery) intensity analysis
          2       The Dvorak's EIR (Enhanced InfraRed imagery) intensity analysis
3-14 Reserved
         15       Missing value







0-25-153 - LIMB
Limb


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Bright limb
          2       Dark limb
          3       Missing value







0-25-174 - SMIF
Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) information flag


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Pixel is affected by RFI effects
          2       Pixel is located in the hexagonal Alias direction centered on Sun alias
          3       Pixel is close to the border delimiting the extended Alias free zone
4 Pixel is inside the extended Alias free zone
5 Pixel is inside the exclusive of Alias free zone
6 Pixel is located in a zone where a Moon Alias was reconstructed
7 Pixel is located in a zone where Sun reflection has been detected
8 Pixel is located in a zone where Sun Alias was reconstructed
9 Flat target transformation has been performed during image reconstruction of this pixel
10 Scene has been combined with an adjustment scene in opposite polarization during image reconstruction to account
  for cross-polarization leakage
11 Direct Moon correction has been performed during image reconstruction of this pixel
12 Reflected Sun correction has been performed during image reconstruction of this pixel
13 Direct Sun correction has been performed during image reconstruction of this image
       All 14     Missing value










0-25-193 - SSTA
NMC 15-day sea-surface temperature availability


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Not available
          1       Available
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value








0-25-194 - H8ST
HIRS channel 8/surface air temperature difference


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Falls within specified limits (see Note below)
          1       Exceeds specified limits (see Note below)
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value


       Note: Difference limits are:
                day/land/summer:            15.0 K
                day/land/spring and fall:   15.0 K
                day/land/winter:            15.0 K
                day/sea/summer:              6.0 K
                day/sea/spring and fall:     8.0 K
                day/sea/winter:             10.0 K
                night/land/summer:           8.0 K
                night/land/spring and fall:  8.0 K
                night/land/winter:          15.0 K
                night/sea/summer:            6.0 K
                night/sea/spring and fall:   8.0 K
                night/sea/winter:           10.0 K







0-25-195 - GDRFLG
Geophysical Data Record (GDR) origin flag


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Operational Geophysical Data Reocrd (OGDR) (produced in real time to complete IGDR)
          1       Interim Geophysical Data Record (IGDR) (produced in near real time)
          2       Reserved
          3       Missing value

      




0-25-201 - SWDL
Satellite wind deep layer moisture flag


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Deep layer
          2       Cloud top (normal cloud drift)
          3       Missing value








0-25-203 - TCSF
GOES I/M temperature (skin) channel selection flag


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Skin temperature is bad (reason unknown)
          2       Skin temperature is bad (reason unknown)
          3       Skin temperature is bad (reason unknown)
        All 4     Missing value








0-25-205 - TOFF
RTOVS filter flag


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Good
          1       Redundant
          2       Bad
         3-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value









0-33-028 -
SSOQ
Snapshot overall quality


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
1 Nominal
2 Degraded by SW error; any error reported by the algorithms
3 Degraded by instrument error
4 Degraded by corrupted /missing ADF
5-6 Reserved
7 Missing value








0-33-060 - QGFQ
GqisFlagQual - individual IASI-system quality flag


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Good
1 Bad
2 Reserved
3 Missing value









0-33-070 - SBUVTOQ
Total ozone quality


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Good retrieval
1 Bad aerosol information flag or NOAA-16 radiance anomaly

  2 Solar zenith angle greater than 84 degrees
3 380 nm residue greater than limit
4 Ozone inconsistency
5 Difference between profile ozone and step 3 total ozone exceeds threshold (set to 25 DU)

6 Step 1 ozone iteration did not converge
7 Any channel residue greater than 16 or bad radiance
8-14 Reserved
15 Missing value









0-33-071 - SBUVPOQ
 Profile ozone quality


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0 Good retrieval
1 Solar zenith angle greater than 84 degrees
2
Difference between step 3 and profile total ozone greater than limit (25 DU)
3 Average final residue for wavelengths used in retrieval greater than threshold
4 Final residue greater than 3 times a priori error
5 Difference between retrieved and a priori greater than 3 times a priori error
6 Non-convergent solution
7 Upper level profile anomaly or stray light anomaly
8 Initial residue greater than 18.0 N-value units
9 SO2 index too large
10 Triplet inconsistency
11 Ozone value out of range
12-14 Reserved
15 Missing value









0-33-072 - GOMEEF
Ozone error


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0 Good retrieval
1
Reflectivity out of range
2 Larger Pixels (number of cross-track pixels less than 32) or backward scans error
3 Solar zenith angle greater than 88
 4 Latitude/longitude out of range
5 Viewing zenith angle or solar zenith angle out of range
6 Step-one process failed in general
7 First guess ozone out of range
8 Too many iterations (exceed 8)
9 Step-one residue calculation failed
10 Step-two process failed in general
11 First guess ozone profile out of range
12 Step-two ozone value out of range
13 Step-two residue calculation failed
14 Step-three process failed in general
15 Polarization Correction Accuracy Alert
16 Radiance or irradiance less than or equal to zero
17-30 Reserved
31 Missing value











0-33-075 - NSQF
Scan level quality flags

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1 Gap in Raw Data Record (RDR) data detected [i.e., missing scan(s) preceding the current scan]
      
          2 Recorded time is not in sequence (i.e., the scan start time is out of sequence)  
          3 Lamda monitored calculation cannot be updated (see Note1 below)      
          4 The measured temperatures of any instrument components (e.g., beam-splitter, scan mirror, scan baffle, etc.) are
outside the allowable ranges (see Note2 below)      

          5 At least one of the monitored instrument temperatures has drifted more than a specified tolerance value       
        6-12      Reserved 
       All 13     Missing value

Note1: Set to 1 if laser wavelength calculation is invalid due to laser diode bias current and/or laser diode temperature
measurements being outside the predetermined allowable ranges. These ranges are tunable. In this case Lamda monitored
calculation shall have 1 bit per scan.
Note2: These temperatures are used to compute the “environmental” contribution to the Internal Calibration Target (ICT)
radiances. When this bit is set to 1, the invalid temperatures shall be replaced with the validated temperature values
of the ICT. 





0-33-076 - NCQF
Calibration quality flags

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1 Lunar intrusion on first deep space view (see
Note below)
          2 Lunar intrusion on second deep space view (see Note below)
         3-8      Reserved 
       All 9      Missing value

Note: Set to 1 if at least one spectrum in the deep space moving average was invalidated due to a lunar intrusion.




0-33-077 - NFQF
Field-of-view quality flags

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1 Degraded SDR* quality      

          2 Invalid SDR* quality (see Note1 below)
          3 Invalid SDR* geolocation information      
          4 Degraded radiometric calibration      

          5 Invalid radiometric calibration (see Note2 below)
6 Degraded spectral calibration
7 Invalid spectral calibration (see
Note3 below)
8 Fringe count error detected and corrected (see
Note4 below)
9 Day/night indicator (see
Note5 below)
10 Invalid RDR** data (see
Note6 below)
11 Significant fringe count error detected (see
Note7 below)
12 Bit trim failed

       13-18      Reserved 
       All 19     Missing value

* SDR = Science Data Record
** RDR = Raw Data Record

Note1: SDR quality is invalid if bit trim failed (see bit 12), or fringe count error detected (see bit 11), or invalid Raw Data
Record (RDR) data (see bit 10), or invalid radiometric calibration (see bit 5), or invalid spectral calibration (see bit
7).
Note2: Radiometric calibration is invalid if radiometric calibration is not performed OR if it is performed with invalid
calibration data (e.g., deep space window size = 0).
Note3: Spectral calibration is invalid if fringe count error detected and corrected (see bit 8), or if Neon calibration is
suspect AND Lamda monitored calculation cannot be updated [see "NPOESS scan-level quality flags" (0-33-075) - NSQF, bit
3].
Note4: Set to 0 if EITHER no fringe count error was detected (see bit 11) OR a fringe count error was detected but it was not
corrected.
Note5: Set to 0 if day (solar zenith angle < 90). Set to 1 if night (solar zenith angle > 90).
Note6: This flag indicates the instrument exhibited operational errors and the associated interferogram(s) is/are excluded from
SDR processing.
Note7: This flag indicates a significant number of fringes have been missed, shifting the interferogram ZPD outside of a window
monitored by the instrument, and the interferogram is excluded from SDR processing.






0-33-078 - NGQI
Geolocation quality


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0 Nominal – altitude and Ephemeris data available
1 Missing at most a small gap of altitude and Ephemeris data
2 Missing more than a small gap of altitude and Ephemeris data, but no more than a granule boundary
3 Missing more than a granule boundary of altitude and Ephemeris data
4-14 Reserved
15 Missing value





0-33-079 - ATMSGQ
Granule level quality flags
    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         1-5 Reserved      

          6 The No. 1-No.7 health checks failed
          7 The No. 8-No.15 health checks failed
          8 The No. 16-No.23 health checks failed      

          9 The No. 24-No.31 health checks failed
10 The No. 32-No.39 health checks failed
11 The No. 40-No.47 health checks failed

12 The No. 48-No.55 health checks failed

13 The No. 56-No.63 health checks failed

14 The No. 64-No.70 health checks failed

15 Quadratic correction applied to the radiometric transfer function for non-linearity correction
 
       All 16     Missing value




0-33-080 - ATMSSQ
Scan level quality flags

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         1-6 Reserved
      
          7 Divide-by-zero condition or computation loop failed to converge in the K/Ka and V (KAV) Band PRT
          8 Divide-by-zero condition or computation loop failed to converge in the WG Band PRT
          9 Divide-by-zero condition or computation loop failed to converge in the K/Ka, V, W, G Band Receiver Shelf PRT K
 temperature computation

         10 Out of range condition for the K/Ka and V Band PRT      
        11    Out of range condition for the WG Band PRT
12 KAV PRT temperature inconsistency
13 WG PRT temperature inconsistency
14 Time sequence error
15 Data Gap - Missing scan(s) preceding the current scan
16 KAV PRT Sufficiency - Insufficient KAV PRT data are available
17 WG PRT Sufficiency - Insufficient WG PRT data are available
18 Space View antenna position error
19 Blackbody antenna position error
       All 20     Missing value




0-33-081 - ATMSCHQ
Channel data quality flags

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         1-2 Reserved
      
          3 Moon in space view
          4 Gain Error - the lowest blackbody count is smaller than or equal to the highest space view count in a scan
          5 Calibration with fewer than preferred samples

          6 Space view data sufficiency check - insufficient space view samples are available
        7    Blackbody view data sufficiency check - insufficient blackbody view samples are available
8 Out of range condition for the space view
9 Out of range condition for the blockbody view
10 Space view inconsistency
11 Blackbody view inconsistency
       All 12     Missing value





0-33-082 - VIIRGQ
Geolocation quality flags

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         1-6 Reserved
      
          7 Invalid input data (indicates that any of the spacecraft ephemeris or attitude data is invalid)
          8 Bad Pointing (indicates that the sensor LOS does not intersect the geoid, is near the limb, has invalid sensor
 angles or other similar condition)

          9 Bad Terrain (indicates that the algorithm could not obtain a valid terrain value)

         10 Invalid solar angles
11 Missing at most a small gap of altitude and Ephemeris data
12 Missing more than a small gap of altitude and Ephemeris data, but no more than a granule boundary
13 Missing more than a granule boundary of altitude and Ephemeris data
14 The number of encoder pulse values per delta time is not as expected
15 Solar eclipse during Earth view scan
       All 16     Missing value




0-33-083 - VIIRSQ
Radiance data quality flags

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         1-6 Reserved
      
          7 Poor calibration quality due to bad space view offsets, OBC view offsets, etc. or use of a previous calibration
 view

          8 Saturated pixel
          9 Missing Data - data required for calibration processing is not available for processing

         10 Calibrated pixel radiance out of range
11 Calibrated pixel reflectance or EBBT out of range
12 The moon has corrupted the space view
13 Scan data is not present (no valid data)
14 Quality for this scan-line is reduced, the value is determined by the combined number of steps required to find a
 replacement for thermistor or calibration source data
15 Bad detector
       All 16     Missing value






0-33-085 - AOTQ
Aerosol optical thickness quality flags

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         1-3 Reserved
4 Angstrom exponent is outside of the system specification range
 
     5 Excluded, Angstrom exponent for AOT at 550 nm < 0.15
6 Bright surface in cell (if over land), or shallow or turbid water in cell (if over ocean)  

          7 Low sun, excluded, Solar Zenith Angle > 80 degrees
          8 Low sun, degraded, 65 degrees < Solar Zenith Angle < 80 degrees
          9 Fire detected in cell

         10 Snow/Ice in cell
11 Cloud shadow in cell
12 Sun glint in cell
13 Bad SDR data present in horizontal cell (quality of AOT/APSP degraded or AOT/APSP not retrieved due to bad SDR
 data in horizontal cell)
14 Cirrus contamination in cell
15 Cloud adjacent to cell
16 Cloud contamination in cell
17 AOT is outside of the system specification range
       All 18     Missing value






0-33-086 - QPLR
Quality of pixel level retrieval


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0 Not retrieved
1 Excluded
2 Degraded
3 High quality
4-6 Reserved
7 Missing value









  0-33-087 - XSAA
Extent of satellite within south Atlantic anomaly (based on climatological data)


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

0 Less than or equal to 10%
1 Greater than 10% but less than or equal to 20%
2 Greater than 20% but less than or equal to 30%
3 Greater than 30% but less than or equal to 40%
4 Greater than 40% but less than or equal to 50%
5 Greater than 50% but less than or equal to 60%
6 Greater than 60% but less than or equal to 70%
7 Greater than 70% but less than or equal to 80%
8 Greater than 80%
9-14 Reserved
15 Missing value





0-33-088 - OTCQ
Ozone total column quality flag

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         1-5 Reserved
6
Surface reflectivity out of range      
          7 Residual too large  
          8 Aerosol index limit exceeded
          9 Solar eclipse present (all or part of the IFOV is affected by a solar eclipse, umbra or penumbra viewing)

         10 Sun glint present within IFOV
11 Snow or ice surface is within the IFOV
12 Solar zenith angle in excluded (night) condition (solar zenith angle > 88 degrees)
13 Solar zenith angle in degraded condition (80 degrees < solar zenith angle < 88 degrees)
14 SO2 Index > 6 DU (degraded condition)
15 Residues are not consistent (indicates whether the residues from the 22 wavelengths are consistent)
16 O3 triplet selection is not consistent within retrieval (ozone triplet consistency)
17 Input data quality is not good
       All 18     Missing value






0-33-192 - QMGP
SDMEDIT quality mark for geopotential





0-33-193 - QMAT
SDMEDIT/QUIPS quality mark for air temperature




0-33-194 - QMDD
SDMEDIT/QUIPS quality mark for moisture




0-33-195 - QMWN
SDMEDIT/QUIPS quality mark for wind (does not include NESDIS produced satellite winds)




0-33-207 - QMPR
SDMEDIT/QUIPS quality mark for pressure




0-33-208 - QMWH
SDMEDIT/QUIPS quality mark for wave height




0-33-216 - SWQM
SDMEDIT quality mark for NESDIS produced satellite winds




0-33-218 - QMST
SDMEDIT quality mark for sea-surface temperature


    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Hold (keep) flag placed on datum by either the NCEP Senior Duty Meteorologist (SDM) for non-marine reports,
                  or by manual and/or automated quality control checks for marine reports (should have the highest influence in,
                  and always be used by, the assimilating analyses)
          1       Datum determined to be of good quality based on manual and/or automated quality control checks (should have
                  greater than “average” influence in the assimilating analyses, subject to possible further quality control
                  checks)
          2       Datum was either not checked, or determined to be of neutral quality based on manual and/or automated quality
                  control checks (should have “average” influence in the assimilating analyses, subject to possible further
                  quality control checks)
          3       Datum determined to be of suspect quality based on manual and/or automated quality control checks (should have
                  less than “average” influence in the assimilating analyses, subject to possible further quality control checks)
          4       Datum was corrected by manual and/or automated quality control checks and is now determined to be of good
                  quality (should have greater than “average” influence in the assimilating analyses, subject to possible further
                  quality control checks)
        5-11      Reserved
         12       Datum is on a manually updated reject list (should never be used by the assimilating analyses)
         13       Datum determined to be of bad quality based on automated quality control checks (should never be used by the
                  assimilating analyses)
         14       Purge (reject) flag placed on datum by either the NCEP SDM for non-marine reports, or by manual and/or
                  automated quality control checks for marine reports (should never be used by the assimilating analyses)
         15       Missing value













0-33-200 - WSEQC1
WindSat EDR quality flag-1



    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Low confidence for cloud liquid water retrieval quality
          2       No retrieval for water vapor
          3       Low confidence for water vapor retrieval quality
          4       No retrieval for SST
          5      
Low confidence for SST retrieval quality
          6       No retrieval for wind direction
          7       Low confidence for wind direction retrieval quality
          8       No retrieval for wind speed
          9       Low confidence for wind speed retrieval quality
         10       Wind speed is > 25 m/s (too high for accurate retrieval)
         11       Wind speed is < 5 m/s (too low for accurate wind direction retrieval)
         12       Insufficient data was available for reliable beam averaging to be performed
       13-14      Faraday rotation correction: 13=0 & 14=0 - No correction; 13=1 & 14=0 - SEC based; 13=0 & 14=1 - Geoloc based;
13=1 & 14=1 - Reserved
         15       Warm load correction applied to one or more channels (currently this should be ignored)
     16       Cold load correction applied to one or more channels
         17       Satellite attitude transient
         18       Threshold exceeded for sun glint angle
         19       10 GHz RFI flag
         20       Reserved
         21       Salinity out-of-bounds or unknown
         22       Inland lakes and sheltered bodies of water (Great Lakes, Lake Victoria, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, etc.)
23 Reserved
24 Threshold exceeded for land contamination
25 Ice flag
26 Rain flag based on TBs (or from SDR Processor)
27 Rain flag generated by the EDR Processor (currently based on retrieved cloud liquid water)
28 6.8 GHz channels not available or not used in the retrieval; SST retrievals are less accurate particularly for
  SST < 15 degrees C
29 Reserved
30 Low confidence: Union of bits 22, 24, 25, 26 and 28
31 Retrieval status: 0=OK; 1=Retrieval not performed or retrieval failure for all EDR's
       All 31     Missing value





0-33-202 - UARDC
Radiosonde report diagnostic code

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

        0-39      Reserved

       40-59      Reason for no report or incomplete report
         40       Report not filed
         41       Reserved for future use
         42       Ground equipment failure
         43       Observation delayed
         44       Power failure
         45       Unfavorable weather conditions
         46       Low maximum altitude (< 500 meters above ground)
         47       Leaking balloon
         48       Ascent not authorized for this period
         49       Alert
         50       Ascent did not extend above the 400 hPa level
         51       Balloon forced down by icing conditions
         52       Balloon forced down by precipitation
         53       Atmospheric interference
         54       Local interference
         55       Fading signal
         56       Weak signal
         57       Preventive maintenance
         58       Flight equipment failure (transmitter, balloon, attachments, etc.)
         59       Any reason not listed above

       60-74      Reserved

       75-89      Corrected data
       75-79      Reserved for future use
         80       Corrected report for the entire report (first plus second transmissions)
         81       Corrected report for the entire first transmission
         82       Corrected report for the entire second transmission
       83-89      Reserved for future use

      90-109      Reserved

     110-129      Code violation error in report
        110       ID wind level flag has illegal value
        111       TEMP mandatory level indicator not in expected location
        112       TEMP significant level indicator not in expected location
        113       PILOT mandatory level pressure group not in expected location
        114       PILOT significant level height group not in expected location
        115       Group has invalid length
        116       Recovery attempts were halted (too many errors)
        117       PILOT significant level height is above 100 mb in part BB
        118       PILOT significant level height is below 100 mb in part DD
        119       Too many TEMP mandatory level heights encoded as "000"
        120       ID wind level flag is miscoded
     121-129      Reserved for future use

     130-254      Reserved

        255       Missing value





0-33-215 - CORN
Corrected report indicator

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Not corrected 
          1       Corrected by report originator 
          2       Corrected by NCEP SDM 
         3-6      Reserved 
          7       Missing value





0-33-217 - RFLG
SSM/I rain flag (derived wind product quality indicator)

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Wind speed error < 2 meters per second (all algorithms)
          1       Wind speed error 2-5 meters/second (FNOC Goodberlet algorithm); wind speed error > 2 meters per second
                  (NCEP Neural Net algorithm)
          2       Wind speed error 5-10 meters/second (FNOC Goodberlet algorithm)
          3       Wind speed error > 10 meters/second (FNOC Goodberlet algorithm)
         4-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value





0-33-219 - QCR
MODS "QC results" flag

    Contents are still to be determined.





0-33-220 - QCD
FSL "QC data" flag

     CHARACTER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          Z       No QC available: Preliminary (no QC performed)
          C       Automated QC check: Coarse pass (passed level 1)
          S       Automated QC check: Screened (passed levels 1 and 2)
          V       Automated QC check: Verified (passed levels 1, 2, and 3)
          X       Automated QC check: Rejected/erroneous (failed level 1)
          Q       Automated QC check: Questionable (passed level 1 but failed 2 or 3)
          G       Subjective intervention: Subjective good
          B       Subjective intervention: Subjective bad
          I       Interpolated/corrected observations: Interpolated
          W       Interpolated/corrected observations: Raw data was "wrong", has been corrected using estimates from automated QC
                  checks
          T       Interpolated/corrected observations: Virtual temperature could not be calculated, air temperature passing all
                  QC checks has been returned

    where level 1 = validity, position consistency, provider QC checks
          level 2 = internal, temporal consistency, time-height consistency, hydrostatic, super-adiabatic lapse rate, and wind
                    shear checks
          level 3 = spatial consistency check





0-33-221 - QCA
FSL "QC applied" flag for surface data (surface, hydro, satellite winds)

    For each bit, a value of 1 means that the corresponding check was applied, whereas a value of 0 means
    that the corresponding check was not applied.

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Reserved 
          2       Reserved 
          3       Reserved 
          4       Spatial consistency check 
          5       Reserved 
          6       Temporal consistency check 
          7       Internal consistency check 
          8       Reserved 
          9       Validity check 
         10       Master check 
       All 11     Missing value





0-33-222 - QCR
FSL "QC results" flag for surface data (surface, hydro, satellite winds)

    For each bit, if the corresponding check was indeed applied (as reported in the corresponding QCA value),
    then a value of 1 means that the check failed, whereas a value of 0 means that the check passed.

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Reserved 
          2       Reserved 
          3       Reserved 
          4       Spatial consistency check 
          5       Reserved 
          6       Temporal consistency check 
          7       Internal consistency check 
          8       Reserved 
          9       Validity check 
         10       Master check 
       All 11     Missing value





0-33-223 - QCAU
FSL "QC applied" flag for upper air data (radiosonde, NPN and CAP profiler, ACARS, ACARSP, radiometer, TAMDAR)

    For each bit, a value of 1 means that the corresponding check was applied, whereas a value of 0 means
    that the corresponding check was not applied.

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Provider QC check 
          2       Model consistency check 
          3       Time-height consistency check 
          4       Wind shear check 
          5       Super adiabatic lapse rate check 
          6       Reserved 
          7       Hydrostatic check 
          8       Temporal consistency check 
          9       Internal consistency check 
         10       Position consistency check 
         11       Validity check 
         12       Master check 
       All 13     Missing value





0-33-224 - QCRU
FSL "QC results" flag for upper air data (radiosonde, NPN and CAP profiler, ACARS, ACARSP, radiometer, TAMDAR)

    For each bit, if the corresponding check was indeed applied (as reported in the corresponding QCAU value),
    then a value of 1 means that the check failed, whereas a value of 0 means that the check passed.

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Provider QC check 
          2       Model consistency check 
          3       Time-height consistency check 
          4       Wind shear check 
          5       Super adiabatic lapse rate check 
          6       Reserved 
          7       Hydrostatic check 
          8       Temporal consistency check 
          9       Internal consistency check 
         10       Position consistency check 
         11       Validity check 
         12       Master check 
       All 13     Missing value





0-33-225 - DINT
FSL decoding correction indicator

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Temperature correction 
          1       Longitude and wind direction flipped and obs time set to report receipt time 
          2       Lat/lon correction (other than interpolation) 
          3       No correction applied 
          4       Obs time set to report receipt time 
        5-14      Reserved for future use 
         15       Missing value





0-33-226 - LINT
FSL location interpolation indicator


0-33-227 - TINT
FSL time interpolation indicator

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Interpolated 
          1       Reported 
          2       Reserved for future use 
          3       Missing value





0-33-229 - QFV2
Quality flag for VAD winds generated from Level II decoder

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Normal VAD wind 
          1 VAD wind generated by interpolation
 
          2       Reserved 
          3       Missing value





0-33-230 - SHRV
SHEF data revision flag

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Not revised 
          1       Revised 
          2       Reserved 
          3       Missing value





0-33-231 - SHQL
SHEF data qualifier flag

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

         0-1      Reserved
          2       Bad, manual QC
         3-4      Reserved
          5       Estimated
          6       Questionable, flagged by sensor or telemetry
          7       Good, manual QC
        8-12      Reserved
         13       Good, manual Edit
       14-15      Reserved
         16       Good, passed by level 1, level 2 and level 3
         17       Questionable, flagged by level 2 and level level 3
         18       Bad, rejected by level 1
         19       Good, screened by level 1
         20       Trigger for database function (N/A within NCEP)
         21       Reserved
         22       Good, verified by level 1 and level 2
       23-25      Reserved
         26       No QC performed
       27-30      Reserved
         31       Missing value

    where level 1 = validity checks (e.g. range checking)
          level 2 = internal and temporal consistency checks (e.g. rate of change checks)
          level 3 = spatial consistency checks (e.g. temperature and precipitation field outliers)





0-33-232 - PRXF 
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)-E proximity flag

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Reserved
          1       Bad, data rejected
          2       Suspected bad, data that has any confidence flags bit 0-5 thrown
          3       Unprocessed proximity confidence flag, should be good data
4 Good data
        5-14      Reserved
         15       Missing value





0-33-233 - OSQC 
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)-E Level 2 ocean summary quality code

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Scan is good
          1       Bad calibration data
          2       Bad scan (based on level-2A scan summary flag)
          3       Bad time information
         4-6      Reserved
          7       Missing value





0-33-234 - OPQF
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)-E Level 2 ocean product quality flag

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Cell contains .2% to 1.4% land
          2       Cell contains > 1.4% land
          3       Sea ice is possible based on monthly climatology
          4       Level-2A brightness temperatures indicate sea ice
          5       Level-2A 6.9 GHz brightness temperatures are out of bounds or contain missing data
          6       Level-2A 10.7 GHz brightness temperatures are out of bounds or contain missing data
          7       Level-2A 18.7 GHz brightness temperatures are out of bounds or contain missing data
          8       Level-2A 36.5 GHz brightness temperatures are out of bounds or contain missing data
          9       Very low retrieval is out of bounds, do not use
         10       Very low retrieval is not complete
         11       Low retrieval is out of bounds, do not use
         12       Low retrieval is not complete
         13       Medium retrieval is out of bounds, do not use
         14       Medium retrieval is not complete
         15       High retrieval has unusual 19 GHz versus 37 GHz absorption ratio, ok to use
         16       High retrieval is not complete
         17       Rain is in the cell and the rain threshold is light
         18       Rain is within 25 km of the cell, and the rain threshold is light
         19       Rain is within 25 km of the cell, and the rain threshold is very light
         20       Rain is within 40 km of the cell, and the rain threshold is light
         21       Rain is within 40 km of the cell, and the rain threshold is very light
       22-23      Reserved
       All 24     Missing value






0-33-235 - TOQC 
Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) total ozone quality code

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Good sample
          1       Glint contamination (corrected)
          2       Solar zenith angle > 84 degrees
          3       360 residual > threshold
4 Residual at unused ozone wavelength > 4 sigma
5 SOI > 4 sigma (SO2 present)
6 Non-convergence
7 Absolute value of residual > 16.0 (fatal)
        8-30      Reserved
         31       Missing value





0-33-236 - TOQF
Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) total ozone quality flag

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Warning input irradiance
(see Note below)
          2       Error input irradiance (see Note below)
          3       Missing input irradiance (see Note below)
          4       Warning input radiance
(see Note below)
          5       Error input radiance (see Note below)
          6       Missing input radiance (see Note below)
          7       Solar zenith angle > 88 degrees (see Note below)
          8       Geolocation error (anomalous FOV Earth location)
(see Note below)
          9       Indicator for type of cloud pressure used [set to 0 when OMI cloud (OMCLDRR or OMCLDO2) pressure is used;
 set to 1 when climatological cloud pressure is used]
10 Row anomaly (see
Note below)
       11-12 Reserved
       All 13     Missing value

Note: Set to 0 for FALSE (good value); set to 1 for TRUE (bad value).




0-33-241 - QHDOP 
Quality for observed position

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0 All parameters of nominal accuracy      

          1 Latitude or longitude questionable      

          2 Geopotential altitude or static pressure questionable      

          3 Both latitude or longitude, and geopotential altitude or static pressure questionable

4-6 Reserved
7 Missing value




0-33-242 - QHDOM 
Quality for observed meteorological parameters

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0 All parameters of nominal accuracy      

          1 Temperature or dewpoint temperature questionable      

          2 Flight-level winds questionable
3 SFMR parameter(s) questionable

          4 Temperature or dewpoint temperature, and flight-level winds questionable      
 5 Temperature or dewpoint temperature, and SFMR parameter(s) questionable

6 Flight-level winds and SFMR parameter(s) questionable
7-8 Reserved
 9 Temperature or dewpoint temperature, flight-level winds, and SFMR parameter(s) questionable

       10-14 Reserved     
         15       Missing value







0-33-249 - NRLQMS
0-33-249 - NRLQM
 NRL aircraft quality mark

 NRLQMS: Character 1; NRLQM: First Replication (1 character) - Information about reject:
     CHARACTER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
          A       Altitude error (reject report) (see Note1 below)
          B       Various types of decoding errors or other misc. problems (reject report) (see Note2 below)
d Near duplicate (reject report) (see Note3 below)
D Exact duplicate with the other matching report determined to be better than this report (reject report)
  e Encode error, reject report with missing winds (reject report) (see Note4 below)
E Encode error (reject report) (see Note5 below)
N Duplicate check or stuck value check not performed, report cannot be checked for duplicates (this happens
  only for the first report) (don't reject report)
O Isolated off-track point (reject report)
p Point closer to last rejected point than to current point (reject report)
P Unrealistic airspeed
(reject report) (see Note6 below)
 r Redundant report (reject report) (see Note7 below)
 s Small flight - too few reports to check (reject report) (see Note8 below)
 S Suspect reports - too many rejects for flight (reject report) (see Note9 below)
 t Time error (reject report) (see Note10 below)
 v Report failed bounce test (reject report) (see Note11 below)
 V Unrealistic vertical speed (reject report) (see Note12 below)
 W Waypoint error (reject report) (see Note13 below)
 X Isolated minimum/maximum altitude
(reject report) (see Note14 below)
 2 Second flight with same identification found (see Note15 below)
 . Good report (retained in duplicate check)
- Not checked


 NRLQMS: Character 2; NRLQM: Second Replication (1 character) - Time:
NRLQMS: Character 3; NRLQM: Third Replication (1 character) - Latitude:
NRLQMS: Character 4; NRLQM: Fourth Replication (1 character) - Longitude:
NRLQMS: Character 5; NRLQM: Fifth Replication (1 character) - Pressure/altitude:
NRLQMS: Character 6; NRLQM: Sixth Replication (1 character) - Temperature:
NRLQMS: Character 7; NRLQM: Seventh Replication (1 character) - Wind direction:
NRLQMS: Character 8; NRLQM: Eighth Replication (1 character) - Wind speed:
NRLQMS: Character 9; NRLQM: Ninth Replication (1 character) - Mixing ratio:
   CHARACTER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                     
          A       Anomalous (see Note16 below)
          B       Bad (see Note17 and Note18 below)
 b Bad (see Note17 and Note19 below)
E Encode error (see Note17 and Note20 below)
I Inconsistent (see Note17 and Note21 below)
i Inconsistent (see
Note30 below)
K Constant (stuck) values (see Note17 and Note22 below)
M Missing (see Note17, Note23 and Note24 below)
N Not checked (see Note25 below)
R Rehabilitated (see Note26 below)
r Rehabilitated (see Note27 below)
S Suspect (see Note28 below)
s Suspect (see Note29 below)
. Passed checks
- Not checked


NRLQMS: Character 10; NRLQM: Tenth Replication (1 character) - Reject lists:


     CHARACTER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                     

C Aircraft is reporting temperature in whole degrees Celsius (for information only)
F Aircraft is reporting flipped winds (not checked here)
L Aircraft is reporting decimal latitude/longitude (not checked here)
T Temperature on reject list (reject temperature) (see Note17 below)
W Wind on reject list (reject wind) (see Note17 below)
O Both temperature and wind on reject list (reject report) (see Note17 below)
. Passed reject list checks
- Not checked


NRLQMS: Character 11; NRLQM: Eleventh Replication (1 character) - Flight Phase:
     CHARACTER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      
a Low-resolution ascent [if height, time, and position consistent (small low-level maneuvers allowed) do not reject
report
A High-resolution ascent (if height, time, and position consistent do not reject report)
d Low-resolution descent [if height, time, and position consistent (small low-level maneuvers allowed) do not
reject report]
D High-resolution descent (if height, time, and position consistent do not reject report)
I Isolated report [a report (or pair of reports) is isolated in time, do not reject report]
L Level flight (if height, time, and position consistent do not reject report)
N Time difference too great to permit check (do not reject report)
U Unknown (flight phase cannot be determined, do not reject report)
- Not checked


Note1: Set to 'A'. An altitude discrepancy is defined as duplicate manual AIREPs with similar times, latitudes, and longitudes,
but altitudes that differ by more than 1000 feet. If reports on either side of the pair are available and are
  adequately close, an attempt is made to choose the duplicate that fits best with those reports. If neither report fits
  well enough to be chosen or if neighboring report(s) are not available, both duplicate reports are rejected [character
  (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 5 (pressure/altitude) is set to 'B'].
Note2: These include:
1) Bad Airbus re-encoded AIREP.
2) Aircraft id is 'XX999' (normally occurs only for manual AIREPs, indicates flight id was missing).
3) Report marked bad in the decoder (i.e, odd values for various parameters are detected in the decoding process), for
example:
MDCRS: A non-alphanumeric character is found in the flight id or tail number.
MDCRS: The temperature precision is other than 100, 50, 25, 10 or -99.
MDCRS: The data relay system is other than 3.
MDCRS: The position QC is other than 0.
MDCRS: The flight phase is other than 3, 5, 6, 7 or 9.
MDCRS: The wind instrument is other than 0, 4, 8 or 12.
MDCRS: The roll angle QC flag is other than 0, 1, 3 or 9.
MDCRS: The mixing ratio QC flag is other than 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or -9.
MDCRS: The ACARS interpolation flag is other than 0, 1, 2, 3 or 9.
Set to 'B' if manual AIREP is a near-surface UAL report (altitude less than 5000 feet and temperature is missing). These
are actually erroneous reports from UAL Airbus A320/A319 aircraft that Tinker has incorrectly re-encoded into AIREP
format. In these reports, the altitude is divided by 10, temperature is missing, the values listed as wind speed are
actually wind direction, and it is not clear what is listed as wind direction.) Report is rejected.
Note3: Set to 'd' if the report is a manual AIREP location duplicate. Report is rejected.
Note4: This occurs if report is a close duplicate with the same aircraft id in which the temperatures differ by a large amount
and the winds are missing in this (the rejected) report. This seems to be some sort of systematic error associated
  with manual AIREPs. The report with the missing winds is generally the one with the bad temperature.
Note5: This occurs in duplicate check if an encode error is detected. That is, the report is a close duplicate with the same
aircraft id in which either the temperatures differ by more than 2.05 K or the winds differ by more than 1.25
  meters/sec or 10 degrees. (Close duplicates with the same aircraft id and with temperature differences less than
  2.05 K are marked as near duplicates.)
Note6: Set to 'P' if an unrealistic airspeed is found [either airspeed > 525 meters/sec for all types and all time differences,
airspeed > 350 meters/sec for manual AIREPs and all time differences, airspeed > 350 meters/sec for all types and a
time difference greater than 10 minutes, or airspeed > 700 meters/sec for Concorde manual AIREPs, in this case
  characters (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM) 3 (latitude) and 4 (longitude) are set to 'I']. Report is
  rejected.
Note7: Set to 'r' if track doubles back on itself [characters (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM) 3 (latitude) and 4
  (longitude) are both set to 'I']. Report is rejected.
Set to 'r' if the report is redundant, diagnosed as multiple reports on the ground or multiple reports with the same
altitude below 8000 feet, which occurs during descents. Report is rejected.
Note8: Set to 's' if only one or two reports are available from a flight, except for manual AIREP flights. Report is rejected.
Note9: Set to 'S' if more than half of the available reports for a flight (or tail number for non-manual AIREP flights) were
previously rejected. Report is rejected.
Note10: Set to 't'. A time discrepancy is defined as duplicate manual AIREPs with similar latitudes, longitudes, and altitudes,
but times that differ by more than 60 seconds. If the reports are within 30 minutes, the time is averaged in the
  report that is retained [character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 2 (time) is set to 'R'). If reports on
  either side of the pair are available and are adequately close, an attempt is made to choose the duplicate that fits
  best with those reports. If neither report fits well enough to be chosen or if neighboring report(s) are not
  available, both duplicate reports are rejected [character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 2 is set to 'B'].
Note11: Set to 'v' if the report is fails the "bounce" test [both vertical speeds > 6000 feet/minute and have opposite signs, in
this case character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 5 (pressure/altitude) is set to 'I']. Report is rejected.
  If pressure is computed from altitude [character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 5 (pressure/altitude) is set
  to 'R'] change character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 5 to 'i'.
Note12: Set to 'V' if an unrealistic vertical speed is found [either > 10,000 feet/minute for any time difference, or > 6667
feet/minute for a time difference greater than 10 minutes, in this case character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for
  NRLQM)
5 (pressure/altitude) is set to 'I']. Report is rejected. These flags are also used if an ascent
  discontinuity is found, where both the vertical speed is > 5000 feet/minute and a descending segment are found in an
  ascent (report is rejected). If pressure is computed from altitude [character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM)
  5 (pressure/altitude) is set to 'R'] change character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 5 to 'i'.
 Note13: Set to 'W'. A waypoint discrepancy is defined as duplicate manual AIREPs with similar times and altitudes but with
altitudes or longitudes differing by 0.5 degrees or more. If the two locations are within 115 km, the positions are
averaged together in the report that is retained [characters (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM) 3 (latitude)
  and 4 (longitude) are set to 'R']. If reports on either side of the pair are available and are adequately close
  (i.e., within 2500 km), a position is interpolated to the time of the duplicates. The report closest to the
  interpolated position is retained; the other report is rejected [characters (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM)
 
3 and 4 are set to 'B']. If only one neighboring report is available and its time is within 90 minutes of the
  duplicate pair, the distances between the neighboring report and each duplicate is computed. If one is less than 1500
  km and the other is greater than 1500 km, the nearer one is retained and the farther one is rejected [characters (for
  NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM) 3 and 4 are set to 'B']. If none of these methods is applicable, both duplicates
  are rejected [characters (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM) 3 and 4 are set to 'B'].
Note14: Set to 'X' if track makes more than a 75 degree turn [characters (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM) 3 (latitude)
  and 4 (longitude) are both set to 'I']. Report is rejected.
Set to 'X' if altitude is an isolated maximum/minimum [character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 5 (pressure/
altitude) is set to 'I']. Report is rejected.
Note15: Set to '2' if the rejected reports form a second flight (do not reject report).
Note16: In the eighth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (wind speed):
Set to 'A' if near-surface wind speed is too high (seen at ends of UPS descents) (reject only wind).
Note17: If both the temperature and winds are bad, stuck, or missing, reject the whole report (flags are set individually for
each quantity).
Note18: In the second character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (time):
Set to 'B' if suspect time is rejected. Report is rejected.

  Set to 'B' if overall report is deemed bad due to time discrepancy. Report is rejected.

In the third character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (latitude):
Set to 'B' if the latitude is greater than 90 or less than -90 degrees. Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if suspect latitude is rejected. Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if an airspeed violation is associated with a latitude of zero. Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if overall report is deemed bad due to waypoint discrepancy. Report is rejected.
In the fourth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (longitude):
Set to 'B' if the longitude is greater than 360 or less than 0 degrees. Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if suspect longitude is rejected. Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if an airspeed violation is associated with a longitude of zero. Report is rejected.
  Set to 'B' if overall report is deemed bad due to waypoint discrepancy. Report is rejected.
In the third (latitude) and fourth (longitude) characters (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM):
Set both to 'B' if latitude and longitude are both zero (reject report).
In the fifth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (pressure/altitude):
Set to 'B' if pressure is too small (< 116 mb) or altitude is too high (> or = 50,000') (except for AFR and BAW manual
AIREPs above 50,000' which are are valid and allowed]. Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if the pressure altitude is low (< 600 feet) and the report is an AIREP or manual AIREP (the AIREP format
does not allow negatives, so AMDAR reports with negative altitudes are re-encoded as AIREPs with a positive
altitude!). Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if the pressure is greater than 1080 mb or less than 50 mb. Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if the pressure/altitude on the ground is invalid. These reports are from United Airlines, which uses 2000
feet as its lowest report. They are detected as being within 5 minutes of a report at 2000 feet, with a temperature
greater than that in the 2000 foot report, and with an altitude difference greater than 6000 feet. Report is
rejected.
Set to 'B' if suspect altitude is rejected. Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if overall manual AIREP report is a
duplicate with an altitude discrepancy and is deemed bad. Report is
  rejected.

In the sixth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (temperature):
Set to 'B' if a cold temperature with missing winds is found. This is a systematic error that is not always caught by
the gross check. The temperatures in this case are generally less than 200 K; a threshold of 205K is used in the
  test. Report is rejected.
Set to 'B' if temperature fails the Moninger gross check. This often is a result of a bad altitude rather than a bad
temperature, so the entire report is rejected to play it safe.
In the seventh character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (wind direction):
Set to 'B' if the wind direction is less than 0 or greater than 360 degrees (reject wind only).
In the eighth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (wind speed):
Set to 'B' if the wind speed is negative (reject wind only).
Set to 'B' if the wind speed fails the Moninger gross check (reject wind only).
Set to 'B' if suspect winds are rejected (reject wind only).
In the ninth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (mixing ratio):

Set to 'B' if the mixing ratio qc flag indicates a bad value (reject mixing ratio only).
Note19: In the sixth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (temperature):
Set to 'b' if temperature was marked bad to account for having been measured in whole degrees Celsius and reported as
if in tenths (AIREP) (reject only temperature).
Note20: Relates to output from duplicate check.
In the sixth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (temperature):
A temperature encode error is detected. One report is completely rejected [value in first character (for NRLQMS) or
  replication (for NRLQM) is set to 'E'] and the other (this) report has the temperature (only) marked bad with 'E'
  (reject temperature only).
In the seventh character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (wind direction):
A wind direction encode error is detected. One report is completely rejected [value in first character (for NRLQMS) or
  replication (for NRLQM) is set to 'E'] and the other (this) report has the wind direction (only) marked bad with
  'E' (reject wind only).
In the eighth (wind speed) character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM):
A wind speed encode error is detected. One report is completely rejected [value in first character (for NRLQMS) or
  replication (for NRLQM) is set to 'E'] and the other (this) report has the wind speed (only) marked bad with 'E'
  (reject wind only).
Note21: In the second character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (time):
Set to 'I' if the report is a UPS position report. These reports are performed every 5 minutes even during high-
resolution ascents and descents. The time on the position report is often out-of-sync with the time on the high-
resolution reports, so these reports are often out of order. Report is rejected.
In the third (latitude) and fourth (longitude) characters
(for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM):
Set to 'I' if overall report has an unrealistic airspeed. Report is rejected.
Set to 'I' if overall report
track doubles back on itself. Report is rejected.
Set to 'I' if overall report
track makes more than a 75 degree turn. Report is rejected.
    In the fifth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (pressure/altitude):
Set to 'I' if the altitude computed from the pressure differs from reported altitude by more than 25 feet. Report is
rejected.
Set to 'I' if an anomalous point is found at the beginning of an ascent or the end of a descent. These points have a
higher/lower altitude than the following point in the ascent/descent and occur primarily in AMDAR/AIREP reports.
Report is rejected. If pressure is computed from altitude [character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 5
  (pressure/altitude) is set to 'R'] change character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) 5 to 'i'.
Set to 'I' if overall report has an unrealistic vertical wind speed or has an ascent discontinuity, or overall report
 
fails the "bounce" test. Report is rejected.
Set to 'I' if overall report
altitude is an isolated maximum/minimum. Report is rejected.
  In the sixth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (temperature):
If the temperature equals -9 degrees Celsius and would be rejected by the gross check, or three consecutive reports
from the same flight have a temperature of -9 degrees Celsius (or just two in a row at the beginning or end of a
flight), then reject the temperature (only).
In the seventh character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (wind direction):
Set to 'I' if wind speed is missing but direction is not (reject wind only).
In the eighth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (wind speed):
Set to 'I' if wind direction is missing but speed is not (reject wind only).
Note22: In the second character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (time):
Set to 'K' if time is constant within 1 second for the whole flight (or a portion of the flight with three or more
constant time reports) and either 1) time equals zero; 2) altitudes vary less than 100 feet; or 3) altitudes
  vary more than 9000 feet (to permit constant time for the bottom of a high-resolution sounding). Report is
  rejected. (A flight must consist of three or more reports and the flight must consist of either of all manual AIREPs
  or more than three automated reports.)
Set to 'K' if the report has a previously missed stuck clock. Report is rejected.
Set to 'K' if the time is stuck for a shorter flight segment than previously diagnosed. Report is rejected.
In the third character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (latitude):
Set to 'K' if latitude is constant within 0.005 degrees for the whole flight (but the latitude is not rounded to the
nearest whole degree), the flight lasts more than 30 minutes, and either 1) the latitude equals zero; 2) altitudes
vary less than 100 feet; or 3) altitudes vary more than 9000 feet. Report is rejected. (A flight must consist of
  four or more reports and the flight must consist of either of all manual AIREPs or more than three automated
  reports.)
In the fourth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (longitude):
Set to 'K' if longitude is constant within 0.005 degrees for the whole flight (but the longitude is not rounded to the
nearest whole degree), the flight lasts more than 30 minutes, and either 1) the longitude equals zero; 2) altitudes
vary less than 100 feet; or 3) altitudes vary more than 9000 feet. Report is rejected. (A flight must consist of
  four or more reports and the flight must consist of either of all manual AIREPs or more than three automated
  reports.)
In the third (latitude) and fourth (longitude) characters (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM):
Both set to 'K' if latitude and longitude are both constant within 0.015 degrees for the whole flight (or for a
portion of the flight with three or more constant position reports and either 1) latitude is constant at 0; 2)
longitude is constant at 0; 3) altitudes vary less than 100 feet; or 4) altitudes vary more than 9000 feet. Report
 is rejected. (A flight must consist of four or more reports and the flight must consist of either of all manual
 AIREPs or more than three automated reports.)
In the fifth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (pressure/altitude):
Set to 'K' if pressure is constant within 0.05 mb for the whole flight, the pressure is greater than 750 mb, and the
flight lasts more than 30 min. Report is rejected. (A flight must consist of four or more reports.)
Set to 'K' if altitude is constant within 10 feet for the whole flight, the altitude is less than 8000 feet, and the
flight lasts more than 30 minutes. Report is rejected. (A flight must consist of four or more reports and the
 flight must consist of either of all manual AIREPs or more than three automated reports.)
In the sixth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (temperature):
Set to 'K' if temperature is constant within 0.05 K for the whole flight and either the altitude varies by more than
1500 feet or the maximum altitude is greater than 25,000 feet (the entire report is rejected only if winds are
constant as well, otherwise reject only temperature). (A flight must consist of four or more reports and the
  flight must consist of either of all manual AIREPs or more than three automated reports.)
In the seventh character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (wind direction):
Set to 'K' if wind direction is constant within 0.5 degrees for the whole flight (but the direction is not rounded to
the nearest ten degrees) and either the altitudes vary less than 100 feet or more than 9000 feet (the entire
 report is rejected only if temperature is constant as well, otherwise reject only wind). (A flight must consist of
  four or more reports and the flight must consist of either of all manual AIREPs or more than three automated
  reports.)
In the eighth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (wind speed):
Set to 'K' if wind speed is constant within 0.05 meters/sec for the whole flight (excluding flights with direction
rounded to nearest 10 degrees) and either the altitudes vary less than 100 feet or more than 9000 feet (the entire
report is rejected only if temperature is constant as well, otherwise reject only wind). (A flight must consist of
four or more reports and the flight must consist of either of all manual AIREPs or more than three automated
  reports.)
In the ninth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (mixing ratio):
Set to 'K' if mixing ratio constant within 0.005 for the whole flight, the mixing ratio is greater than zero (zero is
assumed to mean missing), and either the altitude varies less than 100 feet or more than 9000 feet (reject only
mixing ratio). (A flight must consist of four or more reports and the flight must consist of either of all manual
AIREPs or more than three automated reports.)
Note23: A report is considered "empty" if the sixth (temperature), seventh (wind direction) and eighth (wind speed) characters
  (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM) are all set to 'M' (means temperature and wind are either all missing or
  all zeros). Such reports are rejected.
Note24: In the fifth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (pressure/altitude):
Set to 'M' only if both pressure and altitude are missing.
In the ninth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (mixing ratio):
Set to 'M' if report is "empty" (see Note23 above) and moisture is missing.
Note25: In the ninth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (mixing ratio):
Set to 'N' if report is "empty" (see Note23 above) and moisture is not missing.
Set to 'N' if the mixing ratio supersaturation check cannot be performed.
Note26: In the second character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (time):
Set to 'R' when the time is constructed from the average of two duplicate manual AIREP reports with a time
discrepancy where the times are within 30 minutes.
In the third character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (latitude):
Set to 'R' when the latitude is constructed from the average of two duplicate manual AIREP reports with a waypoint
  discrepancy where the two locations are within 115 km.
  In the fourth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (longitude):
 Set to 'R' when the longitude is constructed from the average of two duplicate manual AIREP reports with a waypoint
 
discrepancy where the two locations are within 115 km.

In the fifth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (pressure/altitude):
Set to 'R' if altitude is read and pressure is computed (informational, does not indicate that report was rejected).
In the sixth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (temperature):
Set to 'R' if temperature was recomputed to account for having been measured in whole degrees Celsius and reported as
if in tenths (MDCRS or ACARS) (temperature is not rejected but the temperature precision is changed to 1.00).
Note27: In the fifth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (pressure/altitude):
Set to 'r' if pressure is read and altitude is computed (informational, does not indicate that report was rejected).
Note28: In the second character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (time):
Set to 'S' if the time is equal to 00Z (marked as suspect to be checked later).
In the third character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (latitude):
Set to 'S' if the latitude is zero (marked as suspect to be checked later).
In the fourth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (longitude):
Set to 'S' if the longitude is zero (marked as suspect to be checked later).
In the eighth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (wind speed):
Set to 'S' if the wind speed is zero above 700 mb (marked as suspect to be checked later).
In the ninth character (for NRLQMS) or replication (for NRLQM) (mixing ratio):
Set to 'S' if the mixing ratio is supersaturated (marked as suspect to be checked later).
Note29: In the seventh (wind direction) and eighth (wind speed) characters (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM):
Set both to 's' if roll angle QC flag is set to bad (set wind to suspect).
Note30: In the fifth character (for NRLQMS) or replications (for NRLQM) (pressure/altitude):
Set to 'i' if previously 'R' (pressure computed from altitude) and overall report has a
n unrealistic vertical
wind speed or has an ascent discontinuity, or overall report fails the "bounce" test. Report is rejected.
  Set to 'i' if previously 'R' (pressure computed from altitude) and anomalous altitude point is found at the
  beginning of an ascent or the end of a descent. Report is rejected.










0-33-250 - QCRF
Quality mark for reflectivities along radial line


0-33-251 - QCRW
Quality mark for winds along radial line

    Contents are still to be determined.





0-33-254 - TPQC2
2-bit indicator of quality

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Good
          1       Slightly suspect
          2       Highly suspect
          3       Bad, or missing value





0-33-255 - TPQC
1-bit indicator of quality

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Good
          1       Suspect or bad, or missing value







0-35-200 - RSRD
Restrictions on redistribution

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       No redistribution allowed
          2       Can redistribute to any U.S. government agency
          3       Can redistribute to any U.S. research group
          4       Can redistribute to any U.S. educational institution
          5       Can redistribute to any U.S. government agency within NOAA
         6-8      Reserved
        All 9     Missing value






0-40-005 - SMCF
Soil moisture correction flag

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Soil moisture between -20% and 0%
          2       Soil moisture between 100% and 120%
          3       Correction of wet backscatter reference
          4       Correction of dry backscatter reference
          5       Correction of volume scattering in sand
         6-7      Reserved
        All 8     Missing value

NOTE: The nominal range for the surface soil moisture is 0% - 100%. In extreme cases, the extrapolated backscatter at 40 degrees incidence angle
 may exceed the dry or the wet backscatter reference. In these cases, the value provided by the measurement process of surface soil
 moisture is, respectively, less than 0% or more than 100%.






0-40-006 - SMPF
Soil moisture processing flag


    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Not soil
          2       Sensitivity to soil moisture below limit
          3       Azimuthal noise above limit
          4       Backscatter Fore-Aft beam out of range
          5       Slope Mid-Fore beam out of range
6 Slope Mid-Aft beam out of range
7 Soil moisture below -20%
8 Soil moisture above 120%
        9-15      Reserved
       All 16     Missing value

NOTE: See Note under Flag table 0 40 005.







0-40-011 - INTF
Interpolation flag

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Mean sea surface (MSS) interpolation flag

          2       Ocean tide solution 1 interpolation flag (0=4 points over ocean, 1=less than 4 points)
          3       Ocean tide solution 2 interpolation flag (0=4 points over ocean, 1=less than 4 points)
          4       Meteorological data interpolation flag (0=4 points over ocean, 1=less than 4 points)
         5-7      Reserved
All 8     Missing value







0-40-012 - RDQF
Radiometer data quality flag

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       18.7 GHz brightness temperature

          2       23.8 GHz brightness temperature
          3       34 GHz brightness temperature
         4-7      Reserved
All 8     Missing value

  (0 is good, 1 is bad)






0-40-013 - RBIF
Radiometer brightness temperature interpretation flag

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Interpolation with no gap between JMR* data
1 Interpolation with gaps between JMR* data
2 Extrapolation of JMR* data
3 Failure of extrapolation and interpolation
4-6 Reserved
          7       Missing value


* JMR = “JASON-1 Microwave Radiometer”






0-40-020 - QFFS
GqisFlagQualDetailed - quality flag for the system

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Number of Zero Path Difference (NZPD) and complex calibration error

          2       Band 3 affected by spike
          3       Band 3 affected by saturation
4 Band 2 affected by spike
5 Band 1 affected by spike
6 Overflow/Under Flow
7 On-board processing error
8 Spectral calibration error
9 Radiometric calibration error
10 Missing AVHRR data
11 Missing IIS data
12 Missing Sounder data
13 Summary flag for all bands
14 On-Ground processing error
15 Inter-calibration error IASI/AVHRR
16
Spare
All 17    Missing value






0-40-023 - AASF
Auxiliary altimeter state flags

    BIT NUMBER    DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          1       Band sequence (0 = 3Ku_1C_3Ku, 1 = 2Ku_1C_2Ku)

          2       C band frequency (0 = 320 MHz, 1 = 100 MHz)
          3       C band status (0 = On, 1 = Off)
4 Ku band status (0 = On, 1 = Off)
All 5   Missing value





0-40-024 - MMAC
Meteorological map availability

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       2 maps available (6 hours apart)
1 2 maps available (> 6 hours apart)
2 1 map available; data extrapolated
3 No maps used
4-6 Reserved
          7       Missing value






0-40-025 - IFDT
Interpolation flag for mean diurnal tide

    CODE FIGURE   DESCRIPTION                                                                                                      

          0       Good
1 Bad
2 Reserved
          3       Missing value