WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION

COMMISSION FOR BASIC SYSTEMS
OPAG ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

EXPERT TEAM ON 
DATA REPRESENTATION AND CODES

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21-26 June 2004

 

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CBS/ISS/ET-DR&C/INF.1

(20.IV.2004)
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Original: ENGLISH ONLY

   

   

DOCUMENTATION PLAN

(Updated 18 June 2004)

 

Agenda
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Document Title
(Note: documents are in MS-Word)
Doc. No. Submitted by Expected/
received

1.

ORGANIZATION OF THE MEETING
1.1 Opening of the meeting      
1.2 Provisional Agenda 1.2(1) Secretariat 6 May
1.2 Explanatory Memorandum 1.2(2) Secretariat 11 May
1.3 Working Arrangements      4 June
n/a Provisional List of Participants   Secretariat 11 June

2.

GRIB 2 CODE FORM

2.1

Status and coordination of validation tests for GRIB2 encoding/ decoding
Status of GRIB2 validation and use
2.1(1) Chairman 18 June

2.2

Validation of special templates for the transmission in GRIB2 of cross-sections and Hovm÷ller type diagrams 2.2(1) ? 4 June

2.3

Validation of new compression schemes(s) (JPEG 2000, PNG, WH)
2.3 Validation of new GRIB2 compression schemes (JPEG 2000 and PNG) 2.3(1) Jeff Ator 18 May
2.3

Modifications to Aeronautical Codes  -Doc 4.1(1)

2.3(2) ICAO 11 May
2.3

Miscellaneous issues concerning BUFR and GRIB codes

2.3(3) ICAO 1 June

2.4

Other additions or modifications to GRIB 2
2.4 Additional code table entries for METEOSAT data 2.4(1) EUMETSAT 11 May
2.4 Representation of variable-spaced grids in GRIB2 2.4(2) Jeff Ator 11 June
2.4 Clarification to the unit of radius of the Earth 2.4(3) Atshushi Shimazaki 11 June
2.4 New parameters in GRIB2 2.4(4) Jeff Ator 16 June

2.5

Report on production and experimental or operational exchanges of fields in GRIB2 2.5(1)   4 June

2.6

Report on available GRIB2 decoder/ encoder software 2.6(1)   4 June

3.

BUFR AND CREX

3.1

Various needed additions or corrections to BUFR and CREX
3.1 A clarification to the BUFR/CREX regulations 3.1(1) Jeff Ator 8 June
3.1 Reporting both nominal and instrument values in BUFR Templates for Surface Observation Data, especially Data from Automatic Weather Stations 3.1(2) Eva Cervena &
Igor Zahumensky
6 May
3.1 New entries to the Common Code Tables C-5 and C-8 3.1(3) Atsushi Shimazaki 11 June
3.1 Additional descriptors for METEOSAT 8 data 3.1(4) EUMETSAT 11 May
3.1 Addition to height assignment method code table, 0-02-163 3.1(5) EUMETSAT 11 May
3.1 Proposal for new BUFR/CREX descriptors resulting from validation of templates for TEMP and SYNOP data 3.1(6) Eva Cervena 18 May
3.1 New entries to Common Code Table C-5 for DMSP and other satellites 3.1(7) Brian Barwell 1 June
3.1 New BUFR Table D sequence and associated Table B entries for Satellite Radio Occultation Data 3.1(8) Brian Barwell 1 June
3.1 Proposal for new BUFR/CREX descriptors for instantaneous radiation 3.1(9) Yves Pelletier 1 June
3.1 Reporting degree of turbulence in WAFS SigWx messages 3.1(10) UKMO 4 June
3.1 BUFR/CREX enhancements for SIGWX 3.1(11) Jeff Ator 8 June
3.1 Proposal for a universal encoding into BUFR of meteorological features 3.1(12) Meteo-France 18 June

3.2

Review of entries awaiting validation for becoming pre-operational
3.2 New BUFR/CREX descriptors for ozone reporting

3.2(1)

Jeff Ator 18 May
3.2 New BUFR/CREX sequences for high-resolution radiosonde data

3.2(2)

Jeff Ator 8 June

3.3

SIGMET, TAF in BUFR
3.3 Encoding SIGMET into BUFR 3.3(1) Jeff Ator 11 June
3.3 METAR/SPECI and TAF Templates 3.3(2) ICAO 1 June

3.4

New Common Tables: Radiosondes list problem - New Originating Centres and Sub-centres
3.4 Proposal for new entries in 
Common Tables C-2, C-1, C-11 and C-12
3.4(1)
Rev.1
Secretariat 8 June
11 June

3.5

Creation of a BUFR master table for satellite data 3.5(1) EUMETSAT 6 May

3.6

Master table for oceanographic data 3.6(1) IOC 4 June

3.7

Implications and need for a new edition of BUFR

3.7.1

Additions relative to a new edition
3.7.1.1 Representation of probabilities and other forecast values in the next editions of BUFR and CREX

3.7.1.1(1)

Jeff Ator 18 May
3.7.1.2 Some new operators for the next edition of BUFR

3.7.1.2(1)

Jeff Ator 18 May
3.7.1.3 Data category and sub-category definitions

3.7.1.3(1)

Secretariat 11 June
3.7.1.4 Full date in BUFR

3.7.1.4(1)

Secretariat 11 June

3.8

Implications and need for a new edition of CREX

3.8(1)

Secretariat 14 June

4.

MODIFICATIONS TO TRADITIONAL ALPHANUMERIC CODES

4.1

Modifications to aeronautical codes

4.1(1)

ICAO 11 May

4.1

Comments on modifications to aeronautical codes

4.1(2)

Secretariat 18 June

5.

MANUAL ON CODES

5.1

Proposed Observations Reporting Practices 5.1(1) Secretariat 16 June

5.2

Various editorial corrections to Manual on Codes (WMO-No.306) 5.2(1)
Rev.1
Jeff Ator 18 May
8 June

6.

MIGRATION TO TABLE DRIVEN CODE FORMS

6.1

Review and define needed Templates and Common Sequences
6.1 Review of BUFR Templates for PILOT and TEMP data (including proposal for Common Sequences) 6.1(1) Eva Cervena 11 May
6.1 Review and define needed templates and common sequences 6.1(2) IOC 4 June
6.1

Review of BUFR/CREX Templates: BUFR template for CLIMAT data

6.1(3) DWD 8 June
6.1

Review of BUFR/CREX Templates: BUFR/CREX Template for AMDAR Profile

6.1(4) Secretariat 8 June
6.1

Review of BUFR templates for AWS, SYNOP, SYNOP MOBIL and SHIP data (including proposal for sequence descriptors)

6.1(5) Eva Cervena 11 June
6.1

Coverage of regional reporting practices in BUFR templates for SYNOP data

6.1(6) Eva Cervena 11 June
6.1

BUFR template to migrate from SYNOP to expanded synoptic observation

6.1(7) Meteo-France 18 June

6.2

Encoding TAF into BUFR 6.2(1) Charles Sanders 18 June

6.3

Estimate of volume of observations in CREX and BUFR formats 6.3(1) ECMWF 1 June

6.4

Review Status of Migration
6.4 Review status of migration 6.4(1) Fred Branski 4 June

6.4.1

Review results of questionnaire 6.4.1(1) Secretariat 4 June

6.4.2

Review status of BUFR universal decoder software (under UNIX and under Windows)
6.4.2 Status of BUFR software at ECMWF 6.4.2(1) ECMWF 1 June
6.4.2

[Status of BUFR software]

6.4.2(2)   11 June
6.4.2 Review status of BUFR universal decoder software 6.4.2(3) Eva Cervena 4 June

6.4.3

Review status of CREX universal decoder software (under UNIX and under Windows) 6.4.3(1) ECMWF 4 June

6.4.4

Implementation of the Migration Plan and report on production and experimental exchanges of observations in BUFR (or CREX) 6.4.4(1) Secretariat 16 June
6.4.4

Report on Production and Experimental Exchanges of AMDAR Observations in BUFR

6.4.4(2) DWD 11 June

6.5

Review actions to be performed and define necessary new actions 6.5(1) Fred Branski 4 June

7.

METADATA in XML 7(1) Secretariat 18 June