Receiving the GTS data

Met. data is received from the GTS (Global Telecommunication System) from the UK Met. Office at Bracknell down a leased-line to BAS in Cambridge. A dedicated PC saves the modem data in hourly files, which are transferred to our unix systems at the end of each hour, and in daily files, which are transferred at the end of each day.

Problems with the link to Bracknell are rare and are generally quickly sorted out.

Problems with the PC-to-unix link are common and may persist over a weekend.