Re: [gembud] Sfstns.tbl question

Thank you!  And thanks especially for the prompt reply.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Don Murray [mailto:dmurray@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2008 21:27
To: Harder, Paul
Cc: gembud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [gembud] Sfstns.tbl question

Hi Paul-

Harder, Paul wrote:
I have been Googling, without success, to see whether I could discover

how the six-digit stations IDs in sfstns.tbl are chosen.  Clearly,
they are five-digit WMO station index numbers with a sixth digit
added. Does anybody on this list know how the sixth digit is determined?

Many station tables originated from the Air Weather Service Master
Station Catalog (AWSMSC).  The station number is comprised of the
5 digit WMO number, plus a 6th digit describing a little more about the
station.  The documentation is at:

http://stinet.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=3DADA264761&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf

at the top of page A-3.  0 is used for stations with actual WMO station ids.

Don Murray
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