GRIB2 - CODE TABLE 4.203

CLOUD TYPE

Created 05/16/2005


Code Figure Meaning
0
Clear
1
Cumulonimbus
2
Stratus
3
Stratocumulus
4
Cumulus
5
Altostratus
6
Nimbostratus
7
Altocumulus
8
Cirrostratus
9
Cirrorcumulus
10
Cirrus
11
Cumulonimbus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
12
Stratus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
13
Stratocumulus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
14
Cumulus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
15
Altostratus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
16
Nimbostratus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
17
Altocumulus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
18
Cirrostratus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
19
Cirrorcumulus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
20
Cirrus - ground-based fog beneath the lowest layer
21-190
Reserved
191
Unknown
192-254
Reserved for Local Use
255 Missing


Notes:

1.  Code figures 11-20 indicate all four layers were used and ground-based fog is below the lowest layer.


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