Re: Ship Obs

Hi, Larry - we are getting plenty of obs here at FSU, from what I can
tell, we are receiving all SM, SI, and SN reports alright.  I looked hard
because we use a lot of ship data, too, and had not noticed any outages or
missing data in our raw files.  Our gempak processing of them has not
changed either...let us know if you need some data files.  We had an
outage for most of the weekend but otherwise our data appear to be in good
shape here.

Paul Ruscher / FSU

On Mon, 3 Dec 2001, Larry Riddle wrote:

> Has there been a change to the FOS data stream that I missed that affects
> the ship observations?  Most of the observations no longer seem to be in
> the stream.  I checked the change notices, but didn't see anything.
>
> For example, on 21 Nov, we received 1366 SMxx reports.  On 28 Nov, that
> dropped to 26 reports (see table).
>
>                Header            21 Nov          28 Nov
>                  SIxx             553              12
>                  SNxx             960              32
>                  SMxx            1366              26
>
> Whatever it was, it appears to have occurred at or about 00Z on 28
> Nov.  Here are my ship obs file sizes for the six days before and after the
> 27th:
>
>                   1119016        011121.bbx
>                   1110809        011122.bbx
>                   1157980        011123.bbx
>                   1110391        011124.bbx
>                   1164305        011125.bbx
>                   1102971        011126.bbx
>
>                   1092059        011127.bbx
>
>                     13724        011128.bbx
>                     16763        011129.bbx
>                     46534        011130.bbx
>                    14527        011201.bbx
>                     17674        011202.bbx
>                    24223        011203.bbx
>
> Strangely enough (for an "Institution of Oceanography"), we actually do use
> the ship obs extensively.  Any assistance here will really be
> appreciated.  (i.e., "Help!")
>
> Larry
>
>
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