GRIB Weather Data Grid File Description

Surfer imports and exports GRB weather data grid files.

A GRIB grid is a binary file format developed for use in the weather and meteorological industries to transport and manipulate weather data and is the foundation of weather forecasts.

File Format

The file format is maintained by the World Meteorological Organization. The format is described in detail at

File name extensions


Loading Files

World Meteorological Organization .GRB files are similar to grid files and can be loaded to create a grid based map (e.g. Home | New Map | Contour), or when using the functions in the Grid tab.

Import Options Dialog

See GRIB Import Options

Import Automation Options

See GRIB Import Automation Options.

See Also

Open Grid

File Format Chart

GRIB Import Options Dialog