Feeds of DBNet data from GTS

Feeds of DBNet data from GTS

This page provides details on the GTS bulletin headers for DBNet data. It is based on the data files that are monitored by the NWP SAF and complements the information given in the DBNet Coding Summary linked from WMO’s DBNet web page. A separate table is given for each data provider.


This table covers the EARS-ATOVS, EARS-IASI, EARS-ATMS, EARS-CRIS and EARS-VASS services. See EUMETSAT web page

Bulletin File names
I[E,N]AX[01-02] EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,amsua,*_C_EUMS_*.bin
I[E,N]MX[01-05] EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,mhs,*_C_EUMS_*.bin
I[E,N]HX[01-05] EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,hirs,*_C_EUMS_*.bin
IEQX[01-08] EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,iasi,*_C_EUMS_*.bin
INSX[01-08] EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,atms,*_C_EUMS_*.bin
INCX[01-08] EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,cris,*_C_EUMS_*.bin
INKN[01-05] EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,mwhs,*_C_EUMS_*.bin
INTN[01-03] EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,mwts,*_C_EUMS_*.bin
ININ01 EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,iras,*_C_EUMS_*.bin
INRN[01-07] EUMS W_XX-EUMETSAT-???,mwri,*_C_EUMS_*.bin

Note: E=EPS, N=NOAA in the bulletin headers for ATOVS and IASI

Stations: ath, edm, gan, kan, kha, lan, mas, mus, nov, std, sva (some services only have a sub-set of stations)

Note: From 26/3/2024 the std station will no longer be relayed by EUMETSAT but will instead be transmitted directly by Météo-France on the GTS.

NOAA network

This network is a partnership between NOAA and SSEC/UW/CIMSS

Bulletin File names
INA[T,X][01-02] KWBC W_us-noaa-ssec,amsua,*_C_KWBC_*.bin
INMT[01-05] KWBC W_us-noaa-ssec,mhs,*_C_KWBC_*.bin
INHT[01-02] KWBC W_us-noaa-ssec,hirs,*_C_KWBC_*.bin
INQT[01-08] KWBC W_us-noaa-ssec,iasi,*_C_KWBC_*.bin
INST[01-08] KWBC W_us-noaa-ssec,atms,*_C_KWBC_*.bin
INCT[01-08] KWBC W_us-noaa-ssec,cris,*_C_KWBC_*.bin
INRT[01-23] KWBC W_us-noaa-ssec,airs,*_C_KWBC_*.bin

Note: The AIRS product uses NOAA’s 324-channel selection, and is provided at full spatial resolution. Area identifier “T” is currently used for all products but may change to “X” in the future.

Stations: asc, cho, dha, dhk, eas, edm, ets, gil, gua, ham, hkg, hon, kiy, kwa, lau, lim, mad, may, mia, mon, new, pre, syo, hkg


Bulletin File names
INA[S,X][01-02] AMMC W_au-BOM-???,AMSUA,*_C_AMMC_*.bin
INM[S,X][01-05] AMMC W_au-BOM-???,MHS,*_C_AMMC_*.bin
INH[S,X][01-02] AMMC W_au-BOM-???,HIRS,*_C_AMMC_*.bin
INQ[S,X][01-08] AMMC W_au-BOM-???,IASI,*_C_AMMC_*.bin
INS[S,X][01-08] AMMC W_au-BOM-???,atms,*_C_AMMC_*.bin
INC[S,X][01-08] AMMC W_au-BOM-???,cris,*_C_AMMC_*.bin

Stations: mel (area code X), pth (X), dar (X), lea (X), csy (S), dvs (S)

New Zealand

Bulletin File names
INAS[01-02] NZGP W_nz-NIWA-gpt,AMSUA,*_C_NZGP_*.bin
INMS[01-05] NZGP W_nz-NIWA-gpt,MHS,*_C_NZGP_*.bin
INHS[01-02] NZGP W_nz-NIWA-gpt,HIRS,*_C_NZGP_*.bin

Stations: mau, lau. Note that Lauder (lau) is also temporarily being processed as a NOAA network station.


Bulletin File names
INA[C,S][01-02] RJTD W_jp-JMA-msc,amsua,*_C_RJTD_*.bin
INM[C,S][01-05] RJTD W_jp-JMA-msc,mhs,*_C_RJTD_*.bin
INH[C,S][01-02] RJTD W_jp-JMA-msc,hirs,*_C_RJTD_*.bin
INHC[01-99] RJTD W_jp-JMA-msc,iasi,*_C_RJTD_*.bin

Stations: kiy (area code C), syo (area code S). IASI data from kiy started 6/12/2023.

Note: ATMS and CrIS for kiy are processed and distributed by SSEC


Bulletin File names
INAX[01-02] RKSL W_kr-KMA-jin,amsua,*_C_RKSL_*.bin
INMX[01-05] RKSL W_kr-KMA-jin,mhs,*_C_RKSL_*.bin
INHX[01-02] RKSL W_kr-KMA-jin,hirs,*_C_RKSL_*.bin
INQX[01-08] RKSL W_kr-KMA-jin,iasi,*_C_RKSL_*.bin
INSX[01-08] RKSL W_kr-KMA-jin,atms,*_C_RKSL_*.bin
INCX[01-08] RKSL W_kr-KMA-jin,cris,*_C_RKSL_*.bin

Stations: jin

Hong Kong

Bulletin File names
INAX[01-02] VHHH W_cn-HKO-hkg,AMSUA,*_C_VHHH_*.bin
INMX[01-05] VHHH W_cn-HKO-hkg,MHS,*_C_VHHH_*.bin
INHX[01-02] VHHH W_cn-HKO-hkg,HIRS,*_C_VHHH_*.bin

Stations: hkg

Note: From 25 July 2023, data from Hong Kong (including IASI, ATMS and CrIS) are also available via the NOAA network.


Bulletin File names
INAX[01-99] WSSS W_sg-NEA-sgp,AMSUA,*_C_WSSS_*.bin
INMX[01-99] WSSS W_sg-NEA-sgp,MHS,*_C_WSSS_*.bin
INHX[01-99] WSSS W_sg-NEA-sgp,HIRS,*_C_WSSS_*.bin
INQX[01-99] WSSS W_sg-NEA-sgp,IASI,*_C_WSSS_*.bin

Stations: sgp

Météo France


Bulletin File names
INA[J,D,H][03-07] LFPW W_fr-meteofrance-Toulouse,AMSUA,*_C_LFPW_*.bin
INM[J,D,H][04-07] LFPW W_fr-meteofrance-Toulouse,MHS,*_C_LFPW_*.bin
INH[J,D,H][03-05] LFPW W_fr-meteofrance-Toulouse,HIRS,*_C_LFPW_*.bin
INQ[J,D,H][01-03] LFPW W_fr-meteofrance-Toulouse,IASI,*_C_LFPW_*.bin
INS[J,D,H][01-02] LFPW W_fr-meteofrance-Toulouse,ATMS,*_C_LFPW_*.bin
INC[J,D,H][01-02] LFPW W_fr-meteofrance-Toulouse,CRIS,*_C_LFPW_*.bin

Stations: pap, cay (from March 2023), std (from 26/3/2024)

Note that Météo-France use the “nn” number in the bulletin header to indicate satellite, e.g. 03=NOAA-18, 04=NOAA-19, 05=Metop-B, 07=Metop-C. The data are distributed as one file per instrument per pass.

Area code “J” is used for Papeete, code “D” for Cayenne, code “H” for std


Bulletin File names
INAX[01-99] SBBR W_br-INPE-???,AMSUA,*_C_SBBR_*.bin
INMX[01-99] SBBR W_br-INPE-???,MHS,*_C_SBBR_*.bin
INHX[01-99] SBBR W_br-INPE-???,HIRS,*_C_SBBR_*.bin
INQ[S,X][01-08] SBBR W_br-INPE-???,IASI,*_C_SBBR_*.bin
INS[S,X][01-08] SBBR W_br-INPE-???,ATMS,*_C_SBBR_*.bin
INC[S,X][01-08] SBBR W_br-INPE-???,CRIS,*_C_SBBR_*.bin

Stations: cba, cpt, inm, sbl, spv

Area code S is used for cpt, for IASI, ATMS, CrIS. Otherwise, area code X is used.


Bulletin File names
INA[S,I][01-02] SABM W_ar-conae-???,amsua,*_C_SABM_*.bin
INM[S,I][01-05] SABM W_ar-conae-???,mhs,*_C_SABM_*.bin
INH[S,I][01-02] SABM W_ar-conae-???,hirs,*_C_SABM_*.bin
INQ[S,I][01-08] SABM W_ar-conae-???,iasi,*_C_SABM_*.bin
INS[S,I][01-08] SABM W_ar-conae-???,atms,*_C_SABM_*.bin
INQ[S,I][01-08] SABM W_ar-conae-???,cris,*_C_SABM_*.bin

Stations: etc (area code I), ebm (area code S).

Data from ebm are not currently available but are listed in case they becomes available in future.

ATMS and CrIS data from Cordoba (etc) became available from 1 October 2023.

The data from a station in Chile, ets, are now being processed as part of the NOAA network.


Bulletin File names
INAX[01-02] FAPR W_[ZA,NE,GA,KE]-?????-???,amsua,*_C_FAPR_*.bin
INMX[01-05] FAPR W_[ZA,NE,GA,KE]-?????-???,mhs,*_C_FAPR_*.bin
INHX[01-02] FAPR W_[ZA,NE,GA,KE]-?????-???,hirs,*_C_FAPR_*.bin
INQX[01-08] FAPR W_[ZA,NE,GA,KE]-?????-???,iasi,*_C_FAPR_*.bin
INSX[01-08] FAPR W_[ZA,NE,GA,KE]-?????-???,atms,*_C_FAPR_*.bin
INCX[01-08] FAPR W_[ZA,NE,GA,KE]-?????-???,cris,*_C_FAPR_*.bin

Stations: lbv (Gabon), nbo (Kenya), hbk (South Africa). Planned: nim (Niger)


Bulletin File names
INAX[01-02] DEMS W_in-NCM-???,amsua,*_C_DEMS_*.bin
INMX[01-05] DEMS W_in-NCM-???,mhs,*_C_DEMS_*.bin
INHX[01-02] DEMS W_in-NCM-???,hirs,*_C_DEMS_*.bin
INQX[01-08] DEMS W_in-NCM-???,iasi,*_C_DEMS_*.bin
INSX[01-08] DEMS W_in-NCM-???,atms,*_C_DEMS_*.bin
INCX[01-08] DEMS W_in-NCM-???,cris,*_C_DEMS_*.bin

Stations: hyd (Hyderabad). Planned: del, guw, che

Table of station codes

This table links centre/subcentre codes to station identifier. Taken from the AAPP script prepare_dbnet_bufr_for_gts. It includes some planned stations and some that are not currently active.

Centre_subcentre Originator CCCC station abbreviation
28_10 in-IMD-del DEMS del
28_20 in-IMD-guw DEMS guw
28_30 in-IMD-che DEMS che
28_40 in-IMD-hyd DEMS hyd
34_240 jp-jma-msc RJTD kiy
34_207 jp-jma-msc RJTD syo
39_225 cn-cma-pek BAWX pek
40_245 kr-kma-jin RKSL jin
110_229 cn-hko-hkg VHHH hkg
2_201 au-BOM-mel AMMC csy
2_203 au-BOM-mel AMMC dvs
2_211 au-BOM-mel AMMC mel
2_214 au-BOM-mel AMMC dar
2_216 au-BOM-mel AMMC lea
2_217 au-BOM-mel AMMC pth
2_219 au-BOM-mel AMMC tvl
2_232 au-BOM-mel AMMC fij
145_1 fr-meteofrance-toulouse LFPW cay
191_1 fr-meteofrance-toulouse LFPW pap
211_10 fr-meteofrance-toulouse LFPW std
72_249 sg-NEA-sgp WSSS sgp
204_101 nz-NIWA-gpt NZGP mau
204_102 nz-NIWA-gpt NZGP lau
254_20 XX-EUMETSAT-mas EUMS mas
254_30 XX-EUMETSAT-kan EUMS kan
254_40 XX-EUMETSAT-edm EUMS edm
254_60 XX-EUMETSAT-gan EUMS gan
254_70 XX-EUMETSAT-mon EUMS mon
254_80 XX-EUMETSAT-wal EUMS wal
254_90 XX-EUMETSAT-gil EUMS gil
254_100 XX-EUMETSAT-ath EUMS ath
254_120 XX-EUMETSAT-ewa EUMS ewa
254_130 XX-EUMETSAT-mia EUMS mia
254_140 XX-EUMETSAT-lan EUMS lan
254_150 XX-EUMETSAT-sva EUMS sva
254_170 XX-EUMETSAT-std EUMS std
254_180 XX-EUMETSAT-mos EUMS mos
254_190 XX-EUMETSAT-mus EUMS mus
254_200 XX-EUMETSAT-kha EUMS kha
254_210 XX-EUMETSAT-nov EUMS nov
254_211 XX-EUMETSAT-res EUMS res
211_10 XX-EUMETSAT-std EUMS std (see note)
46_10 br-inpe-cpt SBBR cpt
46_11 br-inpe-cba SBBR cba
46_12 br-inpe-inm SBBR inm
46_13 br-inpe-fcm SBBR fcm
46_15 br-inpe-svm SBBR svm
46_16 br-inpe-nat SBBR nat
46_18 br-inpe-spv SBBR spv
46_19 br-inpe-sbl SBBR sbl
147_10 ar-conae-etc SABM etc
147_20 ar-conae-ebm SABM ebm
147_30 ch-conae-ets SABM ets
176_20 us-noaa-ssec KWBC hon
176_21 us-noaa-ssec KWBC gil
176_22 us-noaa-ssec KWBC mad
176_23 us-noaa-ssec KWBC mia
176_24 us-noaa-ssec KWBC may
176_25 us-noaa-ssec KWBC mon
176_26 us-noaa-ssec KWBC gua
176_27 us-noaa-ssec KWBC cor
176_28 us-noaa-ssec KWBC ham
176_29 us-noaa-ssec KWBC new
176_30 us-noaa-ssec KWBC kwa
176_31 us-noaa-ssec KWBC edm
176_32 us-noaa-ssec KWBC pre
176_33 us-noaa-ssec KWBC eas
176_34 us-noaa-ssec KWBC kiy
176_35 us-noaa-ssec KWBC syo
176_36 us-noaa-ssec KWBC asc
176_37 us-noaa-ssec KWBC cho
176_38 us-noaa-ssec KWBC lau
176_39 us-noaa-ssec KWBC ets
176_40 us-noaa-ssec KWBC dha
176_41 us-noaa-ssec KWBC dhk
176_42 us-noaa-ssec KWBC lim
176_43 us-noaa-ssec KWBC hkg
24_10 ZA-SANSA-hbk FAPR hbk
24_20 NE-ACMAD-nim FAPR nim
24_30 GA-AGEOS-lbv FAPR lbv
24_40 KE-ICPAC-nbo FAPR nbo

Note: La Réunion has two centre/subcentre codes. ATOVS data are processed by EUMETSAT and disseminated with a centre code of 254 (EUMETSAT). Whereas ATMS and CrIS are processed at St Denis under the control of Météo France with a centre code of 211 (Lannion).