WMO BUFR Table A - Data category

As used by Cipher SoftBUFR Class Library, based on WMO BUFR Table A version 13

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WMO BUFR Table A, version 13, for discipline 0 (Meteorology)

0    Surface data - land
1    Surface data - sea
2    Vertical soundings (other than satellite)
3    Vertical soundings (satellite)
4    Single level upper-air data (other than satellite)
5    Single level upper-air data (satellite)
6    Radar data
7    Synoptic features
8    Physical/chemical constituents
9    Dispersal and transport
10   Radiological data
11   BUFR tables, complete replacement or update
12   Surface data (satellite)
13   Forecasts
14   Warnings
20   Status information
21   Radiances (satellite measured)
31   Oceanographic data
101  Image data (satellite)
255  BUFR ed 3: Indicator for local use, with sub-category; BUFR ed 4: Other category
15-19, 22-30, 32-100, 102-239 Reserved 240-254 For experimental use

Note (BUFR ed 3): In data category 255, the local data category may be described by BUFR, Section 1, octet 10.

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This is version 13.1 of Cipher BUFR table A, created from original WMO documents by Northern Lighthouse Ltd.