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PIREP CSV Output Data Format

  • What is CSV format?

  • CSV (Comma Separated Value) is a file format used as a "pseudo standard" to exchange data between applications. Results saved in this format can be read by Microsoft Excel and other applications.

  • Where I can I find out more?
    Please refer to the following links to learn more about the CSV file format:


  • PIREP CSV Format
      Field Parameter not used
    • The PIREP fields are always returned in the order indicated by the PIREP Field Description Table .

    • Each row of PIREP data is returned as a separate line and PIREP fields are separated by a comma ','.

    • A header precedes the PIREP data, with header names indicating the units of the fields wherever applicable.

    • Any fields that appear to be missing are either not reported in the PIREP or were not parsed.

    • The PIREP fields are returned in the order indicated by the PIREP Field Description Table

    • Any fields that appear to be missing are either not reported in the PIREP or were not parsed.

    • The output includes some statistics about the request, such as the number of results and the time taken to fulfill the request.

    • All data is ordered by descending observation time.

    • An error message is generated when an error in the input request prevents the retrieval of data.

    • If a constraint parameter is missing and a default value exists, an appropriate warning message is produced and the default request is fulfilled.

    • For a description of the PIREP field names, their units and types, please refer to: PIREP Field Description


    • An example of CSV output is below:

      Output for any PIREPs from one hour ago.










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