Re: [gembud] METAR Station Tables

Howdy,

I wouldn't call my table 'better' than about anybody elses and I realize I probably have some incorrect country codes. I also place the various classified military METAR sites all in Iraq, which isn't right, hehe. I generally think the RAP list is the best quality, but also use Phillip Gladestone's wonderful site. http://weather.gladstonefamily.net/

My ingestor alerts me daily to METAR sites with unknown metadata, so I go searching around after that and try to keep my database updated...

I also attempt to maintain a good list of all SHEF sites, which is an unmitigated disaster!

daryl

On Fri, 11 Apr 2014, Knight, David wrote:

So, I have to ask, which one do you think is "better" ?

On Apr 10, 2014, at 7:46 PM, Michael James wrote:

Good work Daryl, and thanks for sharing it, Pete.

I also wrote a decoder, hosted at https://github.com/mjames-upc/gempak-stations 
- which creates a GEMPAK station table from the NCAR / RAL file ( 
http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/surface/stations.txt ).  The new GEMPAK table is 
available at
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mjames-upc/gempak-stations/master/sfstns.tbl

I updated a number of entries in $GEMTBL/stns/geog.tbl, adding countries that 
were not present and updating many country codes to be consistent with the NCAR 
/ RAL file.  The new GEMPAK geog.tbl is available at:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Unidata/gempak/master/gempak/tables/stns/geog.tbl

both will be included in the next GEMPAK release (7.1.0).

-Michael







On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM, <pmanousos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Greetings.  Thanks to quick work by Daryl Herzmann of Iowa Environmental 
Mesonet group a global update to the GEMPAK station table can be found at

http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/networks.php  (see the link in the top right of 
the page "Global METAR in GEMPAK Format"

Pete
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