Unidata Update: January 2023

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of January, 2023.

Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:

15 March 2023 DeSouza Award Nominations
17 March 2023 Community Equipment Award Proposals

Highlights from last month:

MetPy 1.4.0 Released

MetPy

Version 1.4.0 of MetPy, a collection of tools in Python for reading, visualizing, and performing calculations with weather data, has been released.

Reminder: Unidata Staff at AMS 2023 Meeting

AMS 2023 Logo

Members of the Unidata Program Center staff attended the 103rd annual American Meteorology Society meeting, held 8-12 January 2023 in Denver, CO. The schedule lists sessions or posters presented by staff members.

AWIPS Tips: Frames in Cave

AWIPS Tips

If you have a lab of students who have made procedures, colormaps, displays, etc. (user configurations) but want to upgrade your EDEX without losing those configurations, it is possible!

2023 DeSouza Award Nominations

Russ DeSouza with students

Do you know someone in the Unidata community who has been actively involved and helpful to you and other Unidata members? Perhaps this is someone who volunteers to assist others, contributes software, or makes suggestions that are generally useful for the community. The Unidata Users Committee invites you to submit nominations for the Russell L. DeSouza Award for Outstanding Community Service.

AWIPS Tips: Use Case Example: Texas A&M CAVE in the Classroom

AWIPS Tips

With this edition of AWIPS Tips we’re excited to highlight one of our power user Universities. The Unidata AWIPS team has had the pleasure of working with the Texas A&M (TAMU) Atmospheric Sciences department for the last several years.

Reminder: Unidata 2023 Community Equipment Awards Call for Proposals

Circuit board

The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2023 Unidata Community Equipment Awards solicitation. Unidata equipment awards are intended to encourage new members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the geosciences to join the Unidata community, and to encourage existing members to continue their active participation, enhancing the community process. For 2023, a total of $100,000 is available.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 5.1.4

netCDF logo

Version 5.1.4 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.

AMS 2023 Conference Highlights from the Unidata Staff

AMS banner

This year's annual American Meteorological Society meeting was held 8-12 January 2023 in Denver, Colorado. Many Unidata staff members were able to attend as presenters of talks and posters, conveners of sessions, and facilitators of workshops and short courses for students, educators, and researchers. With so much going on at the conference, we can't cover everything here. Instead, we present some highlights from the week's events.

And a reminder:

2023 Unidata Users Workshop: Save the Date

Unidata Users Workshop

The Unidata Users Committee invites you to join Unidata staff, community members, and guests for a community workshop to take place 5-8 June 2023 as a hybrid (in-person and/or virtual) event hosted in Boulder, Colorado.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. In January, Unidata's Stonie Cooper provides some helpful hints on repositioning a satellite dish to receive NOAA SBN broadcasts after a change to the satellite configuration. The ongoing MetPy Mondays series tackles calculating the SWEAT index, understanding LCL and CCL, and building a robust analysis pipeline.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met in joint session with the Strategic Advisory Committee on November 14-15, 2022 in Boulder, CO. The spring committee meeting will be March 30-31, 2023 at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, CO.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met in joint session with the Users Committee on November 14-15, 2022 in Boulder, CO. The spring committee meeting will be April 17-18 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.

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