AWIPS Tips: Unidata AWIPS 20.3.2-0.1 Beta CAVE Software Release

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Today we're happy to announce that AWIPS version 20.3.2-0.1 is beta release of CAVE for install on linux and virtual machines (Windows and Linux). We are currently working on a MacOS release.

Not all functionality is available yet, but we wanted to get something out there for people to start playing with and testing. This release is a CAVE only release, with us at Unidata running a version 20.3.2 public EDEX (edex-beta.unidata.ucar.edu) that you can connect to.

NOTE: We will still have our version 18.* public EDEX up and available for the foreseeable future, but the version of CAVE you are running has to match the version of EDEX it's connected to (ex. version 18.* of CAVE will not connect to version 20.* of EDEX).

Major Updates:

  • System upgrade to Python 3.6
  • JAVA upgrade to openJDK 11

Other Updates:

  • Additional multi-pane layouts (2, 9, and 16 panel)
  • Multi-color and line-style contouring (see image above)
  • Faster looping (up to 30 frames per second)
  • Ability to select from the previous 3 runs of a model
  • Additional radar elevation scans below 0.5 degrees
  • Improved Looping Options
  • Enhancements to NSHARP
  • New PGEN tool - PGEN Static
  • Obs Time Batch Basis re-instated
  • New Distance Scale units option
  • New Load as Image and Combine option
  • NSHARP Auto Updates with new model runs
  • Ability to save NSHARP Dislpays
  • Updated SPC Outlook Menus

How to Install CAVE 20.3.2-0.1

Visit our CAVE Beta Installation Page and see options for the Linux or Virtual Machine installation methods.


EDEX Connection

Select the server in the Connectivity Preferences dialog, or enter edex-beta.unidata.ucar.edu.


Functionality/Reporting

The radar menu has not been updated yet to reflect what is in version 18.*. To report any other bugs/issues/broken functionality, please fill out this short form.


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Comments:

Thanks so much for posting the beta version in such a convenient VM format. I noticed that the parameter Omega and Max Omega are missing from the RAP parameter list. Is that an intentional omission or an oversight? It's a useful parameter overlaid on radar. Thanks again for the beta. Glenn

Posted by Glenn Schreiber on March 11, 2023 at 08:30 AM MST #

Hi Glen, thanks for reaching out. We've responded to the ticket you opened through our support email (support-awips@unidata.ucar.edu). We're glad to continue communicating through the support email. Thanks!

Posted by Shay on March 13, 2023 at 12:17 PM MDT #

AWIPS 20 Satellite issues: I am testing the satellite images in Beta Ver 20 and following problems have been noted: Dust RGB freezes the CAVE display. GEO Color ECONUS freezes the display and I have to reboot the VM Ware CAVE. I also get a banner that states: Error creating glsl shader program. CIMSS Natural Color has the same result as GEO Color.

Posted by Tom Amis on March 22, 2023 at 03:31 PM MDT #

AWIPS 20 Beta Test MRMS issues: I have tried displaying the composite reflectivity for MRMS as a regional product (SE). The data does finally display but it takes over 5 minutes for an animation of 10 frames to populate.

Posted by Tom Amis on March 22, 2023 at 03:56 PM MDT #

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