AWIPS 18.2.1-5 Software Release

AWIPS 18.2.1-5 is a new release to both EDEX and CAVE. More information is listed below.

EDEX Updates

  • Updated Models Menu, re-ordered models to show the most commonly used
  • Added National Blended Models products to LDM and Menus
  • GFE works again with OAX localization
  • GOES Updates:
    • Added new RGB + Derived Products readout menu items
    • Updated menu items for Dust vs Smoke Aerosol Detection to include a "High, Med, and Low" Confidence products
    • Added new Day/Night Plumes and Day Cloud Type RGB menus
    • Commented out quality flags for some derived products that were getting cut-off when plotting (This was from the recommendation of Lee Byerle).
    • Updated colorbar range in the styleRules for Land Surface Skin Product
    • Updated colorbar in the styleRules for Night Fog Channel Difference (11.2-3.9)
    • Added Fire/Hot Spot data to GOES-E Mesoscale Sectors
    • Updated configurations for Stitched GLM data (not yet available via IDD)
    • Added additional indices in the DMW database table to help with performance

CAVE Updates

  • Reconfigured CAVE connections to Unidata's EDEX (so connections are only made to edex-cloud.unidata.ucar.edu and not IP addresses)
  • Added a checkbox for resolving IP addresses for CAVE connections on CAVE start-up
  • Added new drawing preferences for WWA Resources (users can now select if Watches, Warnings and Advisories are displayed with an outline, thatched, time, and/or text)
  • Small change to the Warngen Dialog so the buttons are centered properly

How to Install AWIPS 18.2.1-5

NOTE: If you have a machine where you are wanting both CAVE and EDEX installed, install EDEX first, then CAVE

WARNING: Do not use yum update, use the awips_install.sh and this will remove old builds of CAVE/EDEX before installing new versions

EDEX Instructions:

  Linux

  1. Download the latest awips_install.sh
  2. In a terminal, go to the download directory
  3. Make the installer an executable:
    • chmod 755 awips_install.sh
  4. Run the installer as root
    • ./awips_install.sh --server
  5. Start EDEX
    • sudo edex start

NOTE: If this is the first time installing EDEX on a server, you may need to configure a few additional settings. More detailed instructions can be found here

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CAVE Instructions:


  Linux

  1. Download the latest awips_install.sh
  2. In a terminal, go to the download directory
  3. Make the installer an executable:
    • chmod 755 awips_install.sh
  4. Run the installer as root
    • ./awips_install.sh --cave
  5. Remove caveData
    • rm -rf ~/caveData
  6. Start CAVE by opening a terminal
    • cave

  Windows

  1. Make sure you have the required pre-requisites installed
  2. Remove old builds of CAVE.
  3. Download and Install: awips-cave.msi
  4. Start CAVE by clicking on the CAVE icon on your Desktop

  MacOS

  1. If you haven't already, download and Install: awips-python.pkg for jep to work properly
  2. Remove previously installed CAVE by finding the icon (likely in the Applications folder) and dragging it to the trash.
  3. Remove caveData if it exists
    • rm -rf /Users/<user>/Library/caveData
  4. Download and Install: awips-cave.dmg
  5. Start CAVE by selecting System Menu Go > Applications > CAVE

For notifications of the latest updates from the AWIPS team, sign up for the AWIPS mailing list. Questions or suggestions for the team, let us know at support-awips@unidata.ucar.edu

Comments:

Hello, Is there a way to "send" / "save" the alert? I cant make more than one warning at a time. Thank you!

Posted by Jaden Iarusso on April 12, 2022 at 09:19 PM MDT #

On Mac Monterey, is CAVE compatible with python3 for visualizations?

Posted by david salisbury on May 24, 2022 at 09:11 AM MDT #

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