metaf2xml: manual for metafsrc2raw.pl 2.2

NAME

metafsrc2raw.pl - convert data from different sources to standard format

SYNOPSIS

 metafsrc2raw.pl -F<format> [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION

This script is an example interface to the Perl module metaf2xml::src2raw. It converts METAR, TAF, SYNOP, BUOY or AMDAR information provided in files on various public Internet servers to messages delimited by a newline and in the format specified by the WMO Manual No. 306, without modifications due to distribution like providing the initial part of messages only once for several messages, or appending an "=" (equal sign) to terminate a message. It prepends parts of the WMO header according to the option -H. The output can then be used by the module metaf2xml::parser.

If no input files are specified, then the standard input is read.

Additionally, files with binary BUFR messages can be decoded (using the Perl module Geo::BUFR) to a text format which can be processed by the module metaf2xml::parser.

DEPENDENCIES

The Perl module metaf2xml::src2raw is required.

OPTIONS

-v

print version of metafsrc2raw.pl and exit

-F format

origin of the input data: for allowed values and their meaning see the parameter "format" in metaf2xml::src2raw(3pm). Additionally, format can be bufr.

-D

suppress duplicate messages

-N

suppress messages that only contain NIL

-H 0..5

which parts of the WMO header (T1T2A1A2[ii] CCCC YYGGgg [BBB]) to prepend to each message: for allowed values and their meaning see the parameter "wmo_prefix" in metaf2xml::src2raw(3pm)

ARGUMENTS

Names for input files can be given as arguments. If no arguments are given, input is read from standard input.

EXIT STATUS

If an invalid option was provided, or the option -F was not provided, or the function start_file() in metaf2xml::src2raw(3pm) returned an error, the script will exit with status 1, otherwise it will exit with status 0.

EXAMPLES

Parse SYNOP messages from NOAA/NWS, suppressing NIL messages and duplicates:

 metafsrc2raw.pl -DNF synop_nws << "EOF"
####018000228####
SMPY01 SGAS 060600
AAXX 06064
86134 32970 02402 10250 20235 40105 56005=
86297 NIL=
86134 32970 02402 10250 20235 40105 56005=
86218 32970 01810 10240 20209 40103 58011=
####018000158####
SMFG01 SOCA 060600
AAXX 06064
81405 01259 60505 10241 20229 30105 40114 60071 76086 86200
  333 32024 55048 60067 58002 70098 82705 86813
  555 69905=####018000118####
SMCS01 MROC 060600
AAXX 06064
78762 32970 00915 10220 20160 39094 40101 57005
333 10280 20193 30/// 59006=
EOF

results in:

 AAXX 06064 86134 32970 02402 10250 20235 40105 56005
 AAXX 06064 86218 32970 01810 10240 20209 40103 58011
 AAXX 06064 81405 01259 60505 10241 20229 30105 40114 60071 76086 86200 333 32024 55048 60067 58002 70098 82705 86813 555 69905
 AAXX 06064 78762 32970 00915 10220 20160 39094 40101 57005 333 10280 20193 30/// 59006

Parse METAR/SPECI messages from the College of DuPage with the WMO header TTAAII prepended:

 metafsrc2raw.pl -F metaf_cod -H2 << "EOF"
355 
SAUS70 KWBC 161200
METAR
KDZJ 161146Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM -DZ SCT002 BKN075 OVC100 09/09
     A3013 RMK AO2=
KLDJ 161150Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 03/M01 A3027 RMK AO2=
KMLJ 161145Z AUTO 00000KT 4SM RA BKN005 BKN012 OVC033 12/12 A3017
     RMK AO2=
351 
SPCN51 CWAO 161254
SPECI CWCL 161254Z AUTO 19008KT 9SM FEW008 FEW015 BKN027 BKN043
M04/M06 A2947=
EOF

results in:

 SAUS70 METAR KDZJ 161146Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM -DZ SCT002 BKN075 OVC100 09/09 A3013 RMK AO2
 SAUS70 METAR KLDJ 161150Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 03/M01 A3027 RMK AO2
 SAUS70 METAR KMLJ 161145Z AUTO 00000KT 4SM RA BKN005 BKN012 OVC033 12/12 A3017 RMK AO2
 SPCN51 SPECI CWCL 161254Z AUTO 19008KT 9SM FEW008 FEW015 BKN027 BKN043 M04/M06 A2947

SEE ALSO

metaf2xml::parser(3pm), metaf2xml::src2raw(3pm), http://metaf2xml.sourceforge.net/

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