MetPy Mondays #53 - XArray Basics

Join summer intern Jon this week to learn the basics of XArray!

Working on Cross Sections in MetPy with xarray

Jon Thielen
Jon Thielen

During this past summer at Unidata, I worked primarily on MetPy by implementing cross section functionality and improving xarray integration. The ability to work with cross sections in MetPy has been frequently requested by users, and it was one of the major features present in GEMPAK but still missing from MetPy. Also, since MetPy is moving towards having xarray DataArrays and Datasets as its primary data structures, the development team thought it best to implement the new cross section interpolation and supporting calculations using xarray.

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My Summer of Improving the TDS Web Interface

Hailey Johnson
Hailey Johnson

During my time here at Unidata, I’ve focused on extending the THREDDS Data Server (TDS) web interface and services. I spend the first few weeks of the summer redesigning the interface to be more intuitive to end users and implementing UI changes using Thymeleaf HTML templating. The new TDS catalog pages are designed with a “plug-and-play” structure, allowing users to override or insert their own contributed HTML, which is processed by a server-side Thymeleaf template resolver.

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What's New in AWIPS 18.1.1

In the forthcoming 18.1.1 AWIPS release:

  • Inclusion of new AWIPS Hazards plugins for decision assistance (new product generation tools and hydro configurations to integrate with WarnGen and the Hydro perspective).
  • New Space Weather Prediction Center plugins for Geomagnetic Data, Solar Imagery, Generic High Cadence Data, and Time Series displays).
  • Unidata now has the source code to build 64-bit Hydro Applications (these Hydroapps were supplied as 32-bit binaries in the Vlab source code repositories, which were disabled in previous Unidata AWIPS releases).
  • OGC and Data Delivery plugins will be made available in the 18.1.1 release as an optional add-on to a standard EDEX Data Server installation (two additional RPMs).
  • OHD and Hydro Applications will also be made available as optional EDEX add-ons in the awips2-edex-dat and awips2-hydroapps RPMs.
  • New roles/permissions framework.
  • Database reconfiguration (moved from /awips2/data to /awips2/database/data, now with 'awipsadmin' ownership).
  • Fix CAVE crash when starting GFE for non-activated site.
  • Updates to allow dynamic contributions to the Volume Browser.
  • Updates to the Qpid Broker and Localization REST configuration including Protected File status.
  • New viz method IGLMesh for easier extensibility.
  • Ability to handle derived parameter cubes at a single point.
  • Search By Name has been added to the Localization Perspective.
  • ADE updates for Eclipse 4.6.1.
  • Geotools updated to 16.4.
  • Cython updated to 0.28.3.
  • httpd-pypies updated to 2.4.27.
  • python-dateutil updated to 2.7.3.
  • qpid-lib updated to 1.38.0.
  • werkzeug updated to 0.14.1.
  • yajsw updated to 12.09.

MetPy Mondays #52 - Projection Magic

Join us this week to learn about how MetPy can make your Cartopy projection life easier!

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