GRIB2 - CODE TABLE 4.1

PARAMETER CATEGORY BY
PRODUCT DISCIPLINE

In Section 4, Octet 10

Revised 12/21/2012
Red text depicts changes made since 12/15/2011


Note: The disciplines are given in Section 0, Octet 7 of the GRIB2 message and are defined in Table 0.0.
    When a new category is to be added to Code table 4.1 and more than one discipline applies,
the choice of discipline should be made based on the intended use of product.


Product Discipline 0 - Meteorological Products
Category (octet 10)
Description
0
Temperature (see Table 4.2-0-0)
1
Moisture (see Table 4.2-0-1)
2
Momentum (see Table 4.2-0-2)
3
Mass (see Table 4.2-0-3)
4
Short-wave radiation (see Table 4.2-0-4)
5
Long-wave radiation (see Table 4.2-0-5)
6
Cloud (see Table 4.2-0-6)
7
Thermodynamic Stability indicies (see Table 4.2-0-7)
8
Kinematic Stability indicies
9
Temperature Probabilities*
10
Moisture Probabilities*
11
Momentum Probabilities*
12
Mass Probabilities*
13
Aerosols (see Table 4.2-0-13)
14
Trace gases (e.g. Ozone, CO2) (see Table 4.2-0-14)
15
Radar (see Table 4.2-0-15)
16
Forecast Radar Imagery (see Table 4.2-0-16)
17
Electrodynamics (see Table 4.2-0-17)
18
Nuclear/radiology (see Table 4.2-0-18)
19
Physical atmospheric properties (see Table 4.2-0-19)
20 Atmospheric chemical Constituents (see Table 4.2-0-20)
21-189
Reserved
190
CCITT IA5 string (see Table 4.2-0-190)
191 Miscellaneous (see Table 4.2-0-191)
192-254 Reserved for Local Use
192 Covariance (see Table 4.2-0-192)
255 Missing
Notes:   * Entries 9, 10, 11 and 12 are deprecated.


Product Discipline 1 - Hydrological Products
Category (octet 10)
Description
0
Hydrology basic products (see Table 4.2-1-0)
1
Hydrology probabilities (see Table 4.2-1-1)
2 Inland water and sediment properties (see Table 4.2-1-2)
3-191 Reserved
192-254 Reserved for Local Use
255 Missing



Product Discipline 2 - Land Surface Products
Category (octet 10)
Description
0
Vegetation/Biomass (see Table 4.2-2-0)
1
Agricultural/Aquacultural Special Products (see Table 4.2-2-1)
2
Transportation-related Products
3
Soil Products (see Table 4.2-2-3)
4 Fire Weather (see Table 4.2-2-4)
5-191 Reserved
192-254 Reserved for Local Use
255 Missing



Product Discipline 3 - Space Products
Category (octet 10)
Description
0
Image format products (See note 1) (see Table 4.2-3-0)
1
Quantitative products (See note 2) (see Table 4.2-3-1)
2-191 Reserved
192-254 Reserved for Local Use
192
Forecast Satellite Imagery (See note 2) (see Table 4.2-3-192)
255 Missing

Notes:

1.  Data are numeric without units, although they might be given quantitative meaning through a code table defined external to this document.  The emphasis is on a displayable "picture" of some phenomenon, perhaps with certain enhanced features.  Generally, each datum is an unsigned, one octet integer, but some images format products might have another datum size.  The size of the datum is indicated in Section 5 of the GRIB2 message.

2.  Data are in specified physical units.



Product Discipline 4 - Space Weather Products
(Validation)

Category (octet 10)
Description
0 Temperature (see Table 4.2-4-0)
1 Momentum (see Table 4.2-4-1)
2 Charged Particle Mass and Number (see Table 4.2-4-2)
3 Electric and Magnetic Fields (see Table 4.2-4-3)
4 Energetic Particles (see Table 4.2-4-4)
5 Waves (see Table 4.2-4-5)
6 Solar Electromagnetic Emissions (see Table 4.2-4-6)
7 Terrestrial Electromagnetic Emissions (see Table 4.2-4-7)
8 Imagery (see Table 4.2-4-8)
9 Ion-Neutral Coupling (see Table 4.2-4-9)
10-191 Reserved
192-254 Reserved for Local Use
255 Missing



Product Discipline 10 - Oceanographic Products
Category (octet 10)
Description
0
Waves (see Table 4.2-10-0)
1
Currents (see Table 4.2-10-1)
2
Ice (see Table 4.2-10-2)
3
Surface Properties (see Table 4.2-10-3)
4
Sub-surface Properties (see Table 4.2-10-4)
5-190 Reserved
191 Miscellaneous (see Table 4.2-10-191)
192-254 Reserved for Local Use
255 Missing


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