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OPERATIONAL NEWSLETTER
ON THE WORLD WEATHER WATCH
 
News Updates - 2015
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Volume D - Information for Shipping
Chapter 4 - Part B - Focal Point Contact Information for Port Meteorological Offices

Amendments (in country alphabetical order):

February
March

Australia 6 March 2015
Brazil 12 March 2015
Ecuador 11 February 2015
EUMETNET 4 March 2015
Germany 13 March 2015
Greece 6 March 2015
Hong Kong, China 11 February 2015
Japan 16 February 2015
Netherlands 16 February 2015
New Zealand 23 March 2015
Singapore 2 March 2015
South Africa 23 March 2015
Sweden 11 February 2015
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 11 February 2015
United States of America 23 March 2015
Published: 23 March 2015
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The National Weather Service (NWS) - National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)
Distribution of Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) data via BUFR
Correction - National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), Distribution of Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO), data via BUFR under ISSF08 KWNB and ISSG08 KWNB headers
Notification from RTH Washington
The NWS NDBC will being dissemination of TAO data in BUFR format under the WMO headings collective of IOBF08 KWNB and IOBG08 KWNB. The current ASCII formatted messages in FM18 BUOY will continue to be distributed under the SSVX08 KWNB header.

IOBF08 KWNB will be used for all TAO stations with a nominal position east of 180.
IOBG08 KWNB will be used for all TAO stations with a nominal position on or west of 180.

All users currently receiving the SSVX08 KWNB headers have automatically been added to the distribution of IOBF08 KWNB and IOBG08 KWNB. Therefore effective 2 March 2015 data will be received in both FM18 BUOY and BUFR format.

Users with automatic decoders should reprogram their systems now to recognize the new bulletin headers and the BUFR format for these observations. At present time NDBC has no plans to discontinue our TAO distribution in the FM18 BUOY format.

If you have any questions about these changes, contact:

REX HERVEY
NATIONAL DATA BUOY CENTER
W/OPS51 BUILDING 3203
STENNIS SPACE CENTER MISSISSIPPI 39529
PHONE: 228-688-3007
E-MAIL: REX.HERVEY@NOAA.GOV

This and other NWS technical implementation notices are available at: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM
This information is also posted on: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DATAMGMT/NOTICES.SHTML
Published: 07 March 2015
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Additional Data and Products - Resolution 40 (Cg-XII)
Notification from Deutscher Wetterdienst
That they have amended their list of additional data and products according to Resolution 40 (Cg-XII). The amended list can be found at: Additional Data ¦ Additional Products
Web page: International Exchange of "Additional" Data and Products
Published: 04 March 2015
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Volume D - Information for Shipping
Chapter 4 - Part B - Focal Point Contact Information for Port Meteorological Offices

Amendments (in country alphabetical order):

February
March

Australia 6 March 2015
Brazil 12 March 2015
Ecuador 11 February 2015
EUMETNET 4 March 2015
Germany 13 March 2015
Greece 6 March 2015
Hong Kong, China 11 February 2015
Japan 16 February 2015
Netherlands 16 February 2015
Singapore 2 March 2015
Sweden 11 February 2015
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 11 February 2015
Published: 17 March 2015
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GTS regulatory or guidance material
Allocation of data designators CCCC for use in abbreviated headings of meteorological messages
Effective immediately delete identifier LIJR and include the following new designator CCCC for use in the abbreviated heading T1T2A1A2ii CCCC:

Location indicator (CCCC): EUSR
Location Name: European Space Research Institute (Frascati)
Country Name: Italy

Location indicator (CCCC): EJRC
Location Name: Joint Research Centre (Ispra)
Country Name: Italy
Published: 18 February 2015
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GTS regulatory or guidance material
Allocation of data designators T1T2A1A2ii CCCC for use in abbreviated headings of meteorological messages
Effective immediately include the following geographical designator A1A2 for use in the abbreviated heading T1T2A1A2ii CCCC:

Country Name: Bhutan
RTH Centre: New Delhi (India)
Country/Territory (AA) designator: BT
Location indicator (CCCC): BTBH


Effective immediately include the following new CCCC:
Country Name: Kazakhstan
Addition Centre from Kazakhstan: Astana
Location indicator (CCCC): UAST
Published: 29 January 2015
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Volume A - Observing Stations
METNO archive
Flatfile of data on observing stations
Published: Every Thursday
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Volume C1 - Catalogue of Meteorological Bulletins
METNO archive
Flatfile of catalogue of meteorological bulletins
Published: Every Tuesday
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Buoy Data
Australia - Published: Monthly
Brazil (PNBOIA) - Published: Hourly
Canada - Published: Monthly
Ireland - Published: Monthly
New Zealand - Published: Monthly
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Published: Hourly
United States of America - Published: Weekly
EUMETNET Surface Marine Programme- Published: Monthly

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Meetings
WMO List of Meetings
Commission for Basic Systems (CBS) - Related Meetings
WMO Information System (WIS)
Global Observing Systems (GOS)
WIGOS related meetings
World Climate Data and Monitoring Programme (WCDMP)
Published: Weekly
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