On Saturday 28 April 2001 23:38, Dan Vietor wrote:
>> deletia >>
> It sounds like issues over paying for bandwidth are being reintroduced.
> This doesn't surprise me as universities are spending more and more
> money on Internet bandwidth. Its not like the cost of a Mbit/sec in
> bandwidth has gone down in recent years.
Is it possible that this issue may evaporate with the implementation of
Internet2 (Abielene)? I know from reading up on CRAFT, that the potential
for Internet2 is promising for high bandwidth needs. Anyone at the
universities that have access to Internet2 have any comments?
>> deletia >>
> If anyone has questions about NOAAPORT systems, I'll be glad to answer
> what I can.
I, too, will be glad to answer any questions specific to a PDI (Planetary
Data) system or NOAAPort in general. A good point to make, though, is that
NOAAPort is very much a dynamic entity when it comes to a product catalog.
As the NOAA tests bandwidth and AWIPS compatibility . . . data types come
and go. Just a few weeks ago, we were blessed with a couple of NOGAPS grib
messages - then they were gone. For three days, we got to play with
additional NEXRAD data types - until an implementation caused the effort to
Personally, I look forward to the day of NEXRAD Level II delivery via a GOES
platform - along with redundant NOAAPort birds.
Stonie R. Cooper,
Planetary Data, Incorporated
3495 Liberty Road
Villa Rica, Georgia 30180
ph. (770) 456-0700; pg. (888) 974-5017; fx. (770) 459-0016