In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of July, 2015.
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Forecast System (GFS) model output with 0.25-degree resolution was added to the Internet Data Distribution (IDD) CONDUIT data stream on July 28, 2015.
The Open Journal of Cloud Computing (OJCC) is preparing a special issue on Sustainable High Performance Computing, and is soliciting papers for submission before September 10, 2015. Dr. Sen Chiao, Associate Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University (and a member of the Unidata Users Committee) is one of the guest editors producing the issue.
Version 4.5.1 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.
The 2015 Unidata Users Workshop took place June 22-25 at UCAR's Center Green facility in Boulder, Colorado. The workshop's theme â€” Data-Driven Geoscience: Applications, Opportunities, Trends, and Challenges â€” drew participants from across the atmospheric and other geosciences communities. Attendees took part in a series of presentations and hands-on exercises that explored how trends in cloud computing and Python-based workflows affect how scientists interact with and manage ever-growing data volumes.
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are now available for select Unidata technologies. We encourage you to use the DOIs when citing or otherwise referring to these technologies, because they provide a mechanism by which the information referred to can be found even if the web address underlying the DOI changes over time.
The American Meteorological Society's Board on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (EIPT) wants to remind you that the submission deadline for EIPT papers and posters is 3 August 2015.
An AMS Short Course on Open Source Radar Software will be held on the 13th of September 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma preceding the 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information on the conference are available on the AMS conference web site.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Most recently, developer Michael James describes some recent additions to AWIPS II and developer Sean Arms talks about THREDDS and Java 8.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee met March 26-27, 2014, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Strategic Advisory Committee held 30 September - 2 October, 2015 in Boulder, CO.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee (formerly the Policy Committee) met 22-23 April, 2015 at Millersville University. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Users Committee held 30 September - 2 October, 2015 in Boulder, CO.