Unidata Regional Workshop at San Jose State University

Description

The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San José State University will sponsor a Unidata Regional Workshop March 14-15, 2013. The workshop will focus on how large datasets are accessed, organized, and interpreted under the use of free-and-open sharing of Earth System data.

From the workshop announcement:

The workshop will provide introductory and advanced training in the use of Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV), Unidata's Repository for Archiving, Managing and Accessing Diverse Data (RAMADDA), and other Unidata data and tools.

There will be a combination of plenary sessions, break-out sessions, and hands-on/demonstrations. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their specific needs and challenges with the Unidata staff.

Sessions

Thursday, March 14
Morning Session, 8:30am-12:00pm
Introduction to the IDV

This hands-on session will cover installation and basic use of the Integrated Data Viewer (IDV). Attendees will learn how to access and display gridded, satellite, radar (Level II and Level III), surface, and upper air data.

Thursday, March 14
Afternoon Session, 1:15pm-5:00pm
Introduction to IDV, continued: “Use of Unidata Services in the Classroom”

This hands-on session will focus on active use of IDV and other applications in the classroom. Topics on customization will cover setting user preferences, creating custom color tables, and setting parameter defaults.

Friday, March 15
Morning Session, 8:30am-12:00pm
Advanced IDV

This hands-on session will cover the diagnostic capabilities of the IDV and how to customize it. Attendees will learn how to use the system formulas, create their own custom formulas, and how to use the Jython interface for more complex diagnostics.

Friday, March 15
Afternoon Session, 1:15pm-5:00pm
RAMADDA Session

RAMADDA and the IDV are tightly integrated to provide IDV users the ability to share IDV bundles creating a scientific social and collaborative networks. In this session, we will be learning about how to configure and use RAMADDA and some hands-on experience of uploading and downloading the IDV bundle and output.

Location

Department of Meteorology and Climate Science,
San José State University,
Duncan Hall, Room 614

Directions and maps can be found on the San José State University website.

Lodging

A list of local hotels along with rates (should be accurate, but prices are subject to change) can be found at http://www.met.sjsu.edu/SJ_Hotels.pdf. (Mention San José State University at the local hotels to receive the discounted rate)

Registration

Registration begins Feb 1, 2013 and ends Feb 28, 2013. There are a limited number of spaces available, so please register early if possible. The registration fee for the workshop is $50. To register, mail a check or money order made payable to "SJSU Research Foundation" to:

SJSU/Unidata Workshop
c/o Sen Chiao
Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0104

Questions? Please contact Sen Chiao:

Phone: (408) 924-5204
Fax: (408) 924-5191
Email: sen.chiao@sjsu.edu

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