In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of July, 2017.
Note: Many of the abstract deadlines for the AMS 2018 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX have been extended to August 8, 2017 or later. This includes the deadline for the 34th Environmental Information Processing Technologies conference (now August 11). See the Call for Papers for details.
MetPy Mondays is the Unidata Program Center's new weekly series on using the Python programming language in the atmospheric and related sciences. Join your host (and UPC developer) John Leeman, along with a rotating cast of other Python developers, for a series of short blog posts and videos on using Python to get your science done.
The series is hosted on the Unidata Developer's blog, and will bring you bite sized tutorials (always less than 10 minutes) with tips, tricks, and advice on getting up and running with Unidata Python software.
Unidata AWIPS 17.1.1 is now available for Red Hat/CentOS 6/7 and macOS. Please see the AWIPS User Manual for installation instructions. This is a major release which includes support for GOES-16(R) ABI and GLM and a retooling of WarnGen for non-operational use.
Briah' Davis joined the Unidata Program Center as a SOARS summer intern on May 30, 2017. This fall Briah' will be a senior at the University at Albany, SUNY, where she is majoring in Atmospheric Science and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics.
NOAA is looking to hire a Director for the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, FL. The NHC is part of the National Weather Service (NWS), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have used funds made available through Unidata's Community Equipment Awards program to prototype a system for using cloud-based resources to provide access to 3D-visualization software. Their project, titled “A Prototype Cloud-Based Visualization System for Unidata Applications,” focused on running Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) on a remote (“cloud”) system and making it available on multiple remote clients.
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.
If space becomes limited, priority will be given to faculty registering by
August 23, 2017.
Abstract submission deadlines for most conferences and symposia at the American Meteorological Society's 98th Annual Meeting are 1 August 2017. (Deadlines are often extended, but we have not yet received confirmation about any extensions.) Two conferences that may be of special interest to Unidata community members are:
- 34th Environmental Information Processing Technologies (EIPT)
- Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
The Research Computing & Engineering podcast recently spoke with Russ Rew, Unidata's long-time development lead for netCDF efforts (now “semi-retired”) and Ward Fisher, Unidata's current netCDF development lead.