Argo NetCDF converter to WMO-BUFR, developed by UK Met Office

Date 2018-10-25
Author(s) Jenkins Dom1, Carse Fiona2, Turton Jon2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Dot Software
2 : UK Met Office
DOI 10.17882/57596
Publisher SEANOE
Abstract

This python2.7 code converts an Argo NetCDF profile file into a WMO-BUFR 3-15-003 file. It handles core temperature and salinity profiles only.

The Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data (BUFR) is a binary data format maintained by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The main script is argonetcdftobufr.py. It calls other python scripts (in the attached zip folder) as well as some standard python packages.

You call it from the linux command line like this:


  • python2.7 argonetcdftobufr.py -i "path/to/netcdf_file/input_netCDF_filename.nc" -o "path/to/output_destination/output_binary_filename.dat"

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Jenkins Dom, Carse Fiona, Turton Jon (2018). Argo NetCDF converter to WMO-BUFR, developed by UK Met Office. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/57596