COMET Case Study Data on the WWW
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Yuan Ho --
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- This Executive Summary covers the six month period from 1 November 2001 to 30 April 2002.
- The COMET Case Study Library has experienced normal growth over this period.
- Subscription to the e-mail list has increased from to 150 to 154 entries.
- Cases ordered rose from 23 to 53 (comparing to the same time frame last year).
- Data orders rose from 454 to 616 (comparing to the same time frame last year).
- Volume of data downloaded doubled, from 7,613MB to 15,279MB (comparing to the same time frame last year).
- Forty (40) case studies are now available . All are available for online search, browse, and FTP download.
- We continue adding ACARS data to the case studies, and are looking into including the outputs of additional models into our casestudies.
In the six months since the last Executive Summary, several
things have been accomplished involving both case study data
and building the community of users.
Data and Infrastructure
- Meeting the community's demand for cases on CD.
COMET has indicated that these are now ready for duplication and distribution.
- The increase in data acquistion by the university community shows that our goal to bring operationally significant events into the academic environment is being accomplished.
- Continued access to educational material derived from university use of case studies.
This continues to grow and become an increasingly valuable resource for education, research, and training.
Our case study usage statistics (subscribers to the
casestudies e-mail list, tape requests, data downloads,
and web hits) continue to increase. For details on all the current usage statistics, see the
Detailed Statistics page.
Statistics and current plots of web hits , data downloaded, and the "new" data ordered are also available on the
Case Studies Usage Statistics Page.
Development of more case studies continues, giving us more
case studies to load into the CODIAC system.
- The Unidata Program Center is now beginning to create case studies from
the short-term motherlode (machine at NCAR/Mesa) archive.
- The first case to be released by the UPC is the Kansas City Severe Icing Event January 28-29 2002.
This case is expected by end of May 2002.
We continue our efforts to make the case studies easier to access and used
by the community. These efforts will include keeping our web site up to date
and helping with enhancements to the CODIAC system (i.e. ACARS decoders).
In our continuing efforts to expand the community, we will continue to publish papers on this project. The next conferences to be attended are the AGU in San Francisco December 2002, and the AMS in Long Beach, January 2003.
We are tracking the data format issues arising from the NWS
modernization efforts. We have implemented AWIPS compatible
netCDF format so that all future cases can be downloaded in raw data formats,
GEMPAK formats, or AWIPS formats.
For earlier information, please see the following:
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