Thanks Gerry —
> On Mar 25, 2015, at 11:51 AM, Gerry Creager - NOAA Affiliate
> <gerry.creager@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Look here: https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/gempak/man/prog/dcmsfc.html
> DCMSFC decodes raw buoy, ship, C-MAN, and Coast Guard reports from
> a real-time data feed, or from a file fed to the program through
> standard input, and writes the data to a GEMPAK surface file. The
> program is controlled by inputs to the command line.
> The inputs are program options and the output file name or template.
> For example, for real-time data feeds:
> dcmsfc [options] output_file
> Currently, the decoder can be run in two different modes. If the -a
> option is not used, the decoder will create hourly files of all
> marine surface data (ship, C-MAN, fixed and drifting buoys, Coast
> Guard). If the option "-a 6" is specified, 6-hour files of ship
> data only will be created. For real-time operation, output files
> have the form YYYYMMDDHH.ship, and are placed in different
> directories depending on whether they are hourly or 6-hour files.
> If running the program interactively with standard input, the -c
> option must be used. The input file must be also be specified.
> For example:
> dcmsfc -c YYMMDD/HHNN [other_options] output_file < input_file
> A template may be used to specify the output file name. The file
> name template uses the date and time of the bulletin or report
> to replace the following characters.
> YYYY or YY Year with or without the century
> MM Month number
> DD Day
> HH Hour
> NN Minute
> Point me to the file source and I'll see what I can do with it.
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Smith, Neil R <n-smith2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Have a txt file of buoy data, 2015030900_boy.txt, downloaded from archive
> Would like to decode it to .gem format.
> How? I don’t have the man pages.
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> That feed on their velocity;
> And little whorls have lesser whorls,
> And so on to viscosity.”
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