This document describes how to decode ERS Low Bit Rate (LBR) Fast Delivery (FD) products from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) standard FM94 BUFR format required for transmission to users via the WMO Global Telecommunications System (GTS).
This document is a draft specification of the scientific products from RAL's SADIST-2 ATSR data-processing software. Since SADIST-2 is being developed such that it can process data from both ATSR-1 and ATSR-2 instruments, the products described here have been designed to be sufficiently flexible and modular that they are equally valid for either instrument.
This document is a user guide for the ERS-1 and ERS-2 Along Track Scanning Radiometer Gridded Brightness Temperature/Reflectance Product (ATS.GBT) produced by the United Kingdom Processing and Archiving Facility. Also describes CEOS format.
This user manual is applicable to Version 5 of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) FM94 BUFR Decoding Software for ERS data. It describes: The installation of the software, the post-installation testing of the software, the user interfaces to the BUFR encoder, the completion status and error codes that can be expected, and how corrupt products are handled.