Some say that data is a different language. I agree that it's a specialized language, often requiring domain or subject matter expertise.
Use this page to access an archive of NASA AIRS brightness temperature data in WMO BUFR format. Yes, I need to update the software tab to include more recent readers in Java and Python.
NCEP = National Center for Environmental Prediction
GDAS = Global Data Assimilation System (DA is the complex process of inserting data into numerical weather forecasts)