Unidata Interns Wrap Up Summer Projects

Summer Interns
Unidata summer 2014 interns Shawn Cheeks and Florita Rodriguez

The Unidata Program Center's two summer student interns — Florita Rodriguez from Texas A&M Univeristy in College Station, TX, and Shawn Cheeks from Marshall University in Huntington, WV — have come to the end of their summer appointments. After a summer's dilligent work, they presented the results of their projects to the UPC staff on July 29, 2014.

The Unidata Summer Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with Unidata software engineers and scientists on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas in the atmospheric and computational sciences.

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Unidata Program Center Welcomes Marty Bright

Marty Bright
Marty Bright

Marty Bright joined the Unidata Program Center as a System Administrator on July 28, 2014. Along with his cheerful disposition, he brings some 25 years' experience in the design, implementation, and support of complex information systems. Marty had actually been working at the UPC on a contract basis since April 2014, and has now consented to join the staff as a full-time employee.

Prior to coming to the UPC, Marty helped support the Adams 12 school district in Colorado, where he was responsible for troubleshooting hardware and software issues for a network of several thousand personal computers. Along the way he developed expertise in dealing with numerous operating sytems, server hardware, virtualization technologies, and networking gear.

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A Mobile App for Radar Data

Shawn Cheeks writes:

During my internship last year with Unidata, I developed an Android version of a netCDF Subset Service form. Coming back this year, I wanted to expand my endeavors in mobile development by writing an application that works on all mobile platforms. To do this, I decided to use Apache Cordova because it takes a JavaScript/HTML file and packages it as a native application for any mobile platform. The product of choice this year was Unidata's radar data as it seemed to be a product well suited for mobile users.

Read Shawn's full posting over on the Unidata Developers' Blog.

NHC Hurricane Tracks in Python

Florita Rodriguez writes:

I created this hurricane track IPython notebook for all to enjoy. This project was suggested to me by some Python enthusiasts here at Unidata and while I was familiar with IPython and its notebook feature, this was a great opportunity for me to explore the interactive use provided by IPython interactive widgets and how to create an interactive environment in which National Hurricane Center data could be visualized.

Read Florita's full posting over on the Unidata Developers' Blog.

NetCDF-Fortran 4.4.0

Version 4.4.0 of the netCDF-Fortran library is now available.

Some highlights of the 4.4.0 release:

  • For 32-bit platforms fixed integer fill parameters, initialized potentially unitialized variables, and provided some missing defaults (Thanks to R. Weed).
  • Fixed CMake builds on 32-bit platforms.
  • Added new inq_path and rename_grps functions analogous to corresponding C functions. Added associated tests. (Thanks to R. Weed)
  • Added support for NF_MPIIO, NF_MPIPOSIX, NF_PNETCDF flags and NF_FILL_UINT. (Thanks to R. Weed)
  • Fixed potential bug in attribute functions for integer values when Fortran INTEGER*1 or INTEGER*2 types are the same size as C long. (Thanks to R. Weed)
  • Added test for compiler support of Fortran 2008 ISO_FORTRAN_ENV additions and TS29113 standard extension.
  • Fixed C_PTR_DIFF_T issue reported by Orion Poplowski. (Thanks to R. Weed)
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