Unidata Update: July 2017

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of July, 2017.

Note: Many of the abstract deadlines for the AMS 2018 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX have been extended to August 8, 2017 or later. This includes the deadline for the 34th Environmental Information Processing Technologies conference (now August 11). See the Call for Papers for details.

MetPy Mondays!

Equipment Awards

MetPy Mondays is the Unidata Program Center's new weekly series on using the Python programming language in the atmospheric and related sciences. Join your host (and UPC developer) John Leeman, along with a rotating cast of other Python developers, for a series of short blog posts and videos on using Python to get your science done.

The series is hosted on the Unidata Developer's blog, and will bring you bite sized tutorials (always less than 10 minutes) with tips, tricks, and advice on getting up and running with Unidata Python software.

AWIPS 17.1.1

Python

Unidata AWIPS 17.1.1 is now available for Red Hat/CentOS 6/7 and macOS. Please see the AWIPS User Manual for installation instructions. This is a major release which includes support for GOES-16(R) ABI and GLM and a retooling of WarnGen for non-operational use.

Welcome SOARS Intern Briah' Davis

Briah' Davis

Briah' Davis joined the Unidata Program Center as a SOARS summer intern on May 30, 2017. This fall Briah' will be a senior at the University at Albany, SUNY, where she is majoring in Atmospheric Science and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics.

Director, National Hurricane Center

NOAA

NOAA is looking to hire a Director for the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, FL. The NHC is part of the National Weather Service (NWS), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).

Cloud-Based Visualization at Pennsylvania State University

Penn State

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have used funds made available through Unidata's Community Equipment Awards program to prototype a system for using cloud-based resources to provide access to 3D-visualization software. Their project, titled “A Prototype Cloud-Based Visualization System for Unidata Applications,” focused on running Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) on a remote (“cloud”) system and making it available on multiple remote clients.

Registration Open for GOES-R Series Virtual Course

COMET

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. If space becomes limited, priority will be given to faculty registering by August 23, 2017.

EIPT, Python Abstract Deadlines for the 98th AMS Annual Meeting

COMET

Abstract submission deadlines for most conferences and symposia at the American Meteorological Society's 98th Annual Meeting are 1 August 2017. (Deadlines are often extended, but we have not yet received confirmation about any extensions.) Two conferences that may be of special interest to Unidata community members are:

  • 34th Environmental Information Processing Technologies (EIPT)
  • Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python

Check Out this Podcast with Unidata's netCDF Developers

COMET

The Research Computing & Engineering podcast recently spoke with Russ Rew, Unidata's long-time development lead for netCDF efforts (now “semi-retired”) and Ward Fisher, Unidata's current netCDF development lead.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Most recently, the MetPy Mondays posts have begun appearing each week.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met 19-20 April 2017, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting is scheduled for 16-17 October 2017 in Boulder, CO.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 13-14 April 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be held 17-18 October 2017 in Boulder, CO.

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