Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) | BUFR for GSI

BUFR (Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data) is Table Driven Data Representation Forms approved by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for the operation use since 1988. Since then, it has been used for the representation and exchange of observational data, as well as for archiving of all types of observational data in operation centers, including National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).

As an extension of the DTC community GSI support, DTC also provides support to the community for the processing of the NCEP BUFR files. For this purpose, this BUFR/PrepBUFR users page provides:

  • sample BUFR/PrepBUFR processing code from DTC
  • application code of BUFR/PrepBUFR processing from users
  • BUFR/PrepBUFR document and information for training users to process BUFR/PrepBUFR files by theirselves
  • on-line tutorial for practices.