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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 3 of 4): Where to Get File Format Specifications
Section - BUFR - Binary Universal Form for the Representation of Meteorological Data

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   Maintainer: World Meteorological Organization
Specification:

BUFR is a data format used to store quantiative meteorological data.
BUFR is described in the documents:

  Guide to the WMO Code Form FM 94-IX EXT. BUFR, W. Thorpe, Fleet Numerical
    Oceanography Center, Monterey, California.

  Standard Formats for Weather Data Exchange Among Automated Weather
    Information Systems, Document Number FCM-S2-1990.

Documents and information on BUFR are available from:

  U.S. Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
    Administration (NOAA)
  Attn: Ms. Lena Loman
  Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and
   Supporting Research (OFCM)
  6010 Executive Blvd, Suite 900
  Rockville, MD 20852
  Voice: 301.443.8704

  U.S. Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
    Administration (NOAA)
  Attn: Dr. John D. Stackpole
  Chief, Production Management Branch, Automation Division
  National Meteorological Center
  WINMC42, Room 307, WWB
  5200 Auth Road
  Camp Springs, MD 20746
  Voice: 301.763.8115
  Fax:   301.763.8381
  Email: jstack@sun1.wwb.noaa.gov

  BUFR, the WMO standard for point data
  http://dao.gsfc.nasa.gov/data_stuff/formatPages/BUFR.html

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