Unidata Update: August 2017

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of August, 2017.

Siphon 0.5.0

Siphon

Siphon 0.5.0 has been released with API improvements as well as time-based filtering of datasets.

Registration Open for GOES-R Series Virtual Course

COMET

The COMET program invites you to attend the GOES-R Series Faculty Virtual Course, a series of seven interactive webinars that provide an introduction to the new capabilities offered by the latest-generation GOES-R weather satellite.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.6.8

NCO

Version 4.6.8 of the netCDF Operators (NCO) has been released. NCO is an Open Source package that consists of a dozen standalone, command-line programs that take netCDF files as input, then operate (e.g., derive new data, average, print, hyperslab, manipulate metadata) and output the results to screen or files in text, binary, or netCDF formats.

Solar Eclipse Visualizations

IDV

Whether you caught this month's solar eclipse from the totality zone, from your back yard, on the Internet, or skipped the whole thing, you might find a couple of things folks at Unidata have put together interesting.

Registration Open for MetPy Short Course at 2018 AMS Annual Meeting

MetPy

Unidata developers Ryan May and John Leeman, together with Kevin Goebbert from Valparaiso University, will be teaching a one-day short course titled “Python for Dynamical Meteorology Using MetPy” at the 2018 AMS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

GEMPAK 7.4.0

GEMPAK

GEMPAK 7.4.0 is available as source code and binary packages for CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Fedora Core (26), and Ubuntu Linux (16.04).

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. MetPy Mondays posts continue to appear each week. Also, Developer Dennis Heimbigner writes about adding compression to NetCDF-3 files.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met 19-20 April 2017, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting is scheduled for 16-17 October 2017 in Boulder, CO.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 13-14 April 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be held 17-18 October 2017 in Boulder, CO.

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