report any use to WMO Secretariat (World Weather Watch - Basic Systems Department) to assist for validation.

Octet No. | Contents |
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12-15 | reference value (R) (IEEE 32-bit floating-point value) |

16-17 | Binary scale factor (E) |

18-19 | Decimal scale factor (D) |

20 | Number of bits used for each
packed value for simple packing, or for each group reference value for
complex packing or spatial differencing |

21 | Type of original field values (see Code Table 5.1) |

22 |
0, no matrix bit maps present; 1-matrix bit maps present |

23-26 |
Number of data values encoded in Section 7 |

27-28 |
NR ― first dimension (rows) of each matrix |

29-30 | NC ― second dimension (columns) of each matrix |

31 |
First dimension coordinate value definition (see Code Table 5.2) |

32 |
NC1 ― number of coefficients or
values used to specify first dimension coordinate function |

33 |
Second dimension coordinate value definition (see Code Table 5.2) |

34 |
NC2 ― number of coefficients or
values used to specify second dimension coordinate function |

35 |
First dimension physical
significance (see Code Table 5.3) |

36 |
Second dimension physical
significance (see Code Table 5.3) |

37-(36+NC1x4) |
Coefficients to define first
dimension coordinate values in functional form, or the explicit
coordinate values (IEEE 32-bit floating-point value) |

(37+NC1x4)-(36+4(NCI=NC2) |
Coefficients to define second dimension coordinate values in functional form, or the explicit coordinate values (IEEE 32-bit floating-point value) |

Notes:(1) This form of representation enables a matrix of values to be depicted at each grid point; the two dimensions of the matrix may represent coordinates expressed in terms of two elemental parameters (e.g. direction and frequency for wave spectra). The numeric values of these coordinates,beyond that of simple subscripts, can be given in a functional form, or as a collection of explicit numbers. (2) Some simple coordinate functional forms are tabulated in Code table 5.2. Where a more complex coordinate function applies, the coordinate values shall be explicitly denoted by the inclusion of the actual set of values rather than the coefficients. This shall be indicated by a code figure 0 from Code table 5.2; the number of explicit values coded shall be equal to the appropriate dimension of the matrix for which values are presented and they shall follow octet 36 in place of coefficients. (3) Matrix bit maps will be present only if indicated by octet 22. If present, there shall be one bit map for each grid point with data values, as defined by the primary bit map in Section 6, each of length (NRxNC) bits: a bit set to 1 will indicate a data element at the corresponding location within the matrix. Bit maps shall be represented end-to-end, without regard for octet boundaries: the last bit map shall, if necessary, be followed by bits set to zero to fill any partially used octet. (4) Matrices restricted to scanning in the +i direction (left to right) and in the -j direction (top to bottom) |