Standardized protocols are used for the exchange of
weather data of manned and automatic weather stations between national and
international institutions and in the flying weather service. If
corresponding optional protocols are integrated in the SYNOP and METAR
format they can be adapted to the location conditions and weather station
For manned stations a terminal software is available
(Windows over FTP). It allows the input of various weather observations
which are included in the automatic generation of protocols at the synoptic
main, minor and intermediate times.
180 national (DWD = German Weather Service) and
international groups of the following sections are realized.
Section 0 - Identification and Location (global groups)
Section 1 - Land Observations (global groups)
Section 2 - Sea Surface Observations (maritime global groups)
Section 3 - Climatological Data (regional groups)
Section 4 - Clouds below Station Level (national groups)
Section 5 - Complemental Climatological Data (national groups)
(example of a SYNOP
The generated SYNOP/METAR messages are saved in the
weather station, and are available for retrieval.
With the separate UNIKLIMA® vario module SMS
sending and auto answer the SYNOP/METAR messages can be sent as
SMS to mobile phones, too.