EARS Sounder BUFR Products - Change to WMO-compliant filenames

The filenames of EARS Sounder BUFR Products will be updated to be WMO compliant on 30 May.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Currently, some, but not all, EARS sounder products distributed via EUMETCast have filenames that are WMO-compliant. All products disseminated through GTS/RMDCN already have WMO-compliant filenames.

On 30 May, WMO-compliant filenames for all EARS sounder BUFR products distributed via EUMETCast will be implemented. At the same time, the filenames of the EARS sounder products distributed via GTS/RMDCN will be harmonized to those products distributed via EUMETCast such that both will be adapted to the latest DBNet specification.

The new WMO filename convention for sounder products is specified as follows:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-<station>,<instrument>,DBNet+<satellite>+<station>_C_EUMS_<YYYYMMDDHHMISS>_<product>_<level>_<extension1>.<extension2>

where:

station is the ground station short-name or Darmstadt;
instrument is the instrument name: hirs, amsua, amsub, mhs, iasi, atms, cris, iras, mwhs, mwts;
satellite is the satellite name: noaa15, noaa18, noaa19, metopa, metopb, snpp, fy3c;
YYYYMMDDHHMISS is the creation time of the product;
product is the AAPP product name without the level and compression extensions, i.e. <instrument>_<product time stamp as YYYYMMDD_HHMM  or YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS>_<satellite>_<orbit> _<station>;
level is the product level, optional;
extension1 is the 1st extension of the file, e.g. bufr;
extension2 is the 2nd extension of the file, e.g. bin.

Overview of filename changes

ATOVS

EUMETCast

Old filename:

amsua_20161107_0717_noaa19_39934_kan.l1c_bufr

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-kan,amsua,DBNet+noaa19+kan_C_EUMS_20161107072000_amsua_20161107_0717_noaa19_39934_kan_l1c_bufr.bin

GTS/RMDCN

Old filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-kan,amsua,rars+noaa19+kan_C_EUMS_20161107071700_amsua_20161107_0717_noaa19_39934_kan_l1c_bufr.bin

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-kan,amsua,DBNet+noaa19+kan_C_EUMS_20161107072000_amsua_20161107_0717_noaa19_39934_kan_l1c_bufr.bin

IASI

EUMETCast

Old filename:

iasi_20161107_061309_metopb_21475_ear_o_pcs_sva.l1_bufr

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-sva,iasi,DBNet+metopa+sva_C_EUMS_20161107062000_iasi_20161107_061309_metopb_21475_ear_o_pcs_sva_l1c_bufr.bin

GTS/RMDCN

Old filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-sva,iasi,rars+metopa+sva_C_EUMS_20161107061309_iasi_20161107_061309_metopb_21475_ear_o_pcs_sva_l1c_bufr.bin

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-sva,iasi,DBNet+metopa+sva_C_EUMS_20161107062000_iasi_20161107_061309_metopb_21475_ear_o_pcs_sva_l1c_bufr.bin

ATMS

EUMETCast

Old filename:

atms_20161107_045651_npp_26061_ear_kan_sdr.bufr

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-kan,atms,DBNet+snpp+kan_C_EUMS_20161107050200_atms_20161107_045651_npp_26061_ear_kan_sdr_bufr.bin

GTS/RMDCN

Old filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-kan,atms,rars+npp+kan_C_EUMS_20161107045651_atms_20161107_045651_npp_23121_ear_kan_sdr_bufr.bin

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-kan,atms,DBNet+snpp+kan_C_EUMS_20161107050200_atms_20161107_045651_npp_23121_ear_kan_sdr_bufr.bin

CrIS

EUMETCast

Old filename:

cris_20161107_063920_npp_26062_ear_kan_sdr.bufr

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-kan,cris,DBNet+snpp+kan_C_EUMS_20161107065100_cris_20161107_063920_npp_26062_ear_kan_sdr_bufr.bin

GTS/RMDCN

Old filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-kan,cris,rars+npp+kan_C_EUMS_20161107063920_cris_20161107_063920_npp_26062_ear_kan_sdr_bufr.bin

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-kan,cris,DBNet+snpp+kan_C_EUMS_20161107065100_cris_20161107_063920_npp_26062_ear_kan_sdr_bufr.bin

VASS

EUMETCast

Old filename (*):

W_XX-EUMETSAT-sva,IRAS,EARS+FY3C+sva_C_EUMS_201611070620--_16190_l1b_bufr.bin

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-sva,iras,DBNet+fy3c+sva_C_EUMS_20161107062800_iras_20161107_0620_fy3c_16190_ear_sva_l1b_bufr.bin

GTS/RMDCN

Old filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-sva,IRAS,EARS+FY3C+sva_C_EUMS_201611070620--_16190_l1b_bufr.bin

New filename:

W_XX-EUMETSAT-sva,iras,DBNet+fy3c+sva_C_EUMS_20161107062800_iras_20161107_0620_fy3c_16190_ear_sva_l1b_bufr.bin

(*) The EARS-VASS products already have WMO-compliant filenames, but the filenames need to be adapted to the latest DBNet specification.

Test data with the new filenames are available from our ftp server.

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.

 
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