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WMO Header Descriptions for Image Data

WMO Header information

Syntax:

TTSAII SSSS

Where:

T - Report type (Always "T")
T - Data type
S - Satellite type
A - Area type
II - Product type
SSSS - Report dissimination location

Data Type (T)

T Description
A Atmospheric parameters
D Databases
I Images
O Ocean surface

Satellite (S)

S Description
D DMSP
E ERS
G GOES
J JERS
K GMS
M Meteosat
T TIROS

Area Type or Data Subtype (A)

A Area type A Area type
A Alaska Regional B Alaska National
C Altimeter D Tropical Discussion
E East CONUS F Northern Hemisphere
G GAC H Hawaii Regional
I Hawaii National J Precipitation estimates
K Scaterometer L LAC
M Solar Env Monitor (SEM) N Super-National Composite
O Ocean Color P Puerto Rico Regional
Q Puerto Rico National R HRPT
S Soundings T Sea Surface Temperature
U Winds V SSM/I
W West CONUS X WEFAX
Y ASOS Supplemental Cloud Z Available

Product Type (II)

II Description
01 Visible
02 11 micron (standard IR)
03 12 micron
04 3.9 micron
05 6.7 micron (water vapor)
06 Derived #1
07 Derived #2
08 Derived #3
09 Derived #4

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Last updated by Dan Vietor on August 11, 1998