ECMWF BUFRDC software is used for encoding and decoding WMO FM-94 BUFR code messages. As a part of software there are tools for conversion between BUFR and CREX .
ECMWF provide BUFR User's Guide (pdf) and BUFR Reference Manual (pdf) that describes latest BUFR tables and ECMWF observation types and subtypes. For each subtype there is a template describing the observation.
The first version of ECMWF BUFRDC software was designed and implemented in 1987. A great deal of experience has been gathered in handling binary coded observations since then.
SYNOP to BUFR conversion
The following instructions explain how to build the library and install:
- Run first build_library script, to build the library
- Then the install script, to install library and BUFR tables.