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Drifting Buoy Decoder

IMPORTANT: If you haven't already done so, be sure to read the overview document that contains information relevant to all of the NCEP decoders!

The NCEP Drifting Buoy Decoder parses reports of the following formats into the NCEP Decoder Interface Format:

  • BUOY - WMO FM 18-XII

Known Deficiencies:

  • Section 5 data are currently not decoded

Related Documents:

Change History Log:

Version Date Summary of Changes
1.1 05/04/2000 Initial version
1.2 08/02/2000 Version 1.2 Changes
1.3 02/06/2001 Version 1.3 Changes
1.4 11/06/2001 Version 1.4 Changes
1.5 02/21/2003 Version 1.5 Changes
1.6 04/12/2004 Version 1.6 Changes
1.7 03/20/2006 Version 1.7 Changes


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