D53 Data exchange formats.
This is part of work-package 8200.
Objectives: Provide and maintain facilities for data exchange, especially
of near-real time data for NWP users.
* Provide infrastructure facilities for file exchange (e.g. private project
ftp server, GTS/RMDCN)
* Lead on data formatting and dissemination standards, both within the project
and externally (especially WMO)
* Provide and maintain supporting software (e.g. BUFR encoder/decoder)
Deliverable D53: The data exchange format for GPS ZTD and IWV data
utilised in TOUGH is an updated version of the data exchange format developed
in COST 716 (see http://www.oso.chalmers.se/~kge/cost716.html
for details on COST 716). The data exchange format is called the cost
format. It is described in this document: cost_format_v2.pdf
The data exchange format is updated now and then, mainly to become more precise
concerning the definitions of the properties to be reported. The most recent
update took place after the first semi-annual TOUGH progress meeting in Helsinki,