In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of August, 2017.
Siphon 0.5.0 has been released with API improvements as well as time-based filtering
The COMET program invites you to attend the GOES-R Series Faculty Virtual Course, a series of seven interactive webinars that provide an introduction to the new capabilities offered by the latest-generation GOES-R weather satellite.
Version 4.6.8 of the netCDF Operators (NCO) has been released. NCO is an Open Source package that consists of a dozen standalone, command-line programs that take netCDF files as input, then operate (e.g., derive new data, average, print, hyperslab, manipulate metadata) and output the results to screen or files in text, binary, or netCDF formats.
Whether you caught this month's solar eclipse from the totality zone, from your back yard, on the Internet, or skipped the whole thing, you might find a couple of things folks at Unidata have put together interesting.
Unidata developers Ryan May and John Leeman, together with Kevin Goebbert from Valparaiso University, will be teaching a one-day short course titled “Python for Dynamical Meteorology Using MetPy” at the 2018 AMS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
GEMPAK 7.4.0 is available as source code and binary packages for CentOS 6, CentOS
7, Fedora Core (26), and Ubuntu Linux (16.04).
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. MetPy Mondays posts continue to appear each week. Also, Developer Dennis Heimbigner writes about adding compression to NetCDF-3 files.