Aviation Weather – World Stations

! Author: Greg Thompson  NCAR/RAP
! please mail corrections to gthompsn (at) ucar (dot) edu
! Local AWC updates
! Date: 13 NOV 2013
! This file is continuously maintained at:
! http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/surface/stations.txt
!
! This file is organized by state alphabetically, then by Canadian
! province and then all other stations. The file was compiled from lists
! of the following:
! METAR sites
! NEXRADs
! rawinsonde sites
! wind profilers
! WFOs, RFCs, NCEP-Centers
! AIRMET/SIGMET station list (VORs?)
! ARTCCs (Air Route Traffic Control Centers - FAA)
! old SAO sites for archive data access (flagged in a special manner)
!
! Country abbreviations from ISO 3166
! source: ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/doc/iso/iso3166-countrycodes.txt
! another: http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/02iso-3166-code-lists/list-en1.html
!
! CD = 2 letter state (province) abbreviation
! STATION = 16 character station long name
! ICAO = 4-character international id
! IATA = 3-character (FAA) id
! SYNOP = 5-digit international synoptic number
! LAT = Latitude (degrees minutes)
! LON = Longitude (degree minutes)
! ELEV = Station elevation (meters)
! M = METAR reporting station. Also Z=obsolete? site
! N = NEXRAD (WSR-88D) Radar site
! V = Aviation-specific flag (V=AIRMET/SIGMET end point, A=ARTCC T=TAF U=T+V)
! U = Upper air (rawinsonde=X) or Wind Profiler (W) site
! A = Auto (A=ASOS, W=AWOS, M=Meso, H=Human, G=Augmented) (H/G not yet impl.)
! C = Office type F=WFO/R=RFC/C=NCEP Center
! Digit that follows is a priority for plotting (0=highest)
! Country code (2-char) is last column
!

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