Local definition 1: MARS labeling or ensemble forecast data

Octets Key Type Contents
41 localDefinitionNumber unsigned ECMWF local GRIB use definition identifier. 1 = MARS labeling or ensemble forecast data.
42 class codetable Class
43 type codetable Type
44-45 stream codetable Stream
46-49 experimentVersionNumber ksec1expver Version number or experiment identifier. (4 ASCII characters, right justified)
50 perturbationNumber unsigned Set to 0 for MARS labeling (simple labeling). When element 40 = 1035, this is the ensemble forecast number. When element 39 = 10, this is the control forecast number and is set to 0. When element 39 = 11, this is the perturbed forecast number in some range 1-nn. Positive perturbations have odd numbers and negative have even numbers. They go in pairs (1,2), (3,4) etc. When element 39 = 17, this is an ensemble mean and the number is set to 0. When element 39 = 18, this is an ensemble standard deviation and the number is set to 0.
51 numberOfForecastsInEnsemble unsigned Set to 0, if not an ensemble forecast. Otherwise, the total number of forecasts in an ensemble; the number includes the control forecast.
52 Spare (set to zero).