Unidata Update: February 2022

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of February, 2022.

UCAR is beginning to relax restrictions on using its buildings, but many Unidata Program Center staff are continuing to work from home at this time. We're all still available by e-mail and other electronic means to help with your data and software needs. Please don't hesitate to write to us if there is something we can do to help keep your science up and running.

Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:

25 March Unidata 2022 Community Equipment Awards Proposals

Highlights from last month:

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 5.0.6

NCO

Version 5.0.6 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.

AWIPS Tips: EDEX Data Retention

AWIPS Tips

This installment of AWIPS Tips covers the topic of data retention. Being mindful about data retention is important, because data can take up a significant amount of space on your server.

TDS version 4.6.20 released

TDS

The THREDDS development team released version 4.6.20 of the TDS on February 16th, 2022. This release contains various upgrades to third party libraries that address security exploits, as well as a bug fix in the WMS service.

Note: The TDS downloads page has moved!

Unidata is looking for a Community Services Manager

Jobs

The Unidata Program Center is looking for someone to join our team as Community Services Manager. In this role, you'll work to establish, cultivate, and maintain relationships and collaborations that help Unidata serve a broad community made up of universities and their students, government agencies, scientific consortia, the private sector, and UCAR itself.

AWIPS Tips: NUCAPS Soundings

AWIPS Tips

This installment of AWIPS Tips explores NUCAPS soundings and how to visualize, analyze, and edit them. NUCAPS (NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System) temperature and dewpoint vertical profiles are available from polar orbiting satellites under the Upper Air > NUCAPS Soundings menu option in CAVE.

Reminder: Unidata 2022 Community Equipment Awards

Equipment Awards

The 2022 Unidata Community Equipment Awards solicitation is open and accepting proposals. Not sure if the Community Equipment Awards program is for you? Check out our short video explaining the program and the (low stress, we hope) application process.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. In February, the MetPy Mondays series explores using Dash to create web application dashboards to display meteorological data.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee will meet next on June 2-3, 2022 in Boulder, CO.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee will be scheduling its next meeting in the near future.

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