WMO BUFR Table A - Data category

As used by Cipher SoftBUFR Class Library, based on WMO BUFR Table A version 20.0

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WMO BUFR Table A for discipline 0 (Meteorology)

0    Surface data - land / Operational
1    Surface data - sea / Operational
2    Vertical soundings (other than satellite) / Operational
3    Vertical soundings (satellite) / Operational
4    Single level upper-air data (other than satellite) / Operational
5    Single level upper-air data (satellite) / Operational
6    Radar data / Operational
7    Synoptic features / Operational
8    Physical/chemical constituents / Operational
9    Dispersal and transport / Operational
10   Radiological data / Operational
11   BUFR tables, complete replacement or update / Operational
12   Surface data (satellite) / Operational
13   Forecasts / Operational
14   Warnings / Operational
20   Status information / Operational
21   Radiances (satellite measured)  /  Operational
22   Radar (satellite) but not altimeter and scatterometer / Operational
23   Lidar (satellite) / Operational
24   Scatterometry (satellite) / Operational
25   Altimetry (satellite) / Operational
26   Spectrometry (satellite) / Operational
27   Gravity measurement (satellite) / Operational
28   Precision orbit (satellite) / Operational
29   Space environment (satellite) / Operational
30   Calibration datasets (satellite) / Operational
31   Oceanographic data / Operational
101  Image data / Operational
255  Other category / Operational
 
15-19, 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.


Update history

Version 20.0 of Cipher BUFR table A was created from original WMO documents by Northern Lighthouse Ltd.