Unidata Update: August 2022

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

Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:

16 September Abstracts due for AMS 2023 Student Conference

Highlights from last month:

Unidata-hosted TDS Servers Upgrading to Version 5

TDS

During the week of August 8, 2022, the Unidata Program Center upgraded the THREDDS Data Server (TDS) hosted at https://thredds.ucar.edu to version 5.x of the server software.

IDV 6.1

IDV

The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) version 6.1 is available now. This is a major release and is recommended for all users.

Summer 2022 Unidata Interns Wrap Up Their Projects

2022 Interns

The Unidata Program Center's three summer student interns — Hassanpreet Dhaliwal from Texas Tech University, Rhoen Fiutak from the Colorado School of Mines, and Nathaniel Martinez from the University of Chicago — have come to the end of their summer appointments. After a summer of dedicated work they presented the results of their projects to the UPC staff on July 27, 2022. You can find videos of their presentations to the UPC staff on the Unidata Seminar Series page.

Unidata AWIPS Summer Internship 2022: Rhoen Fiutak

AWIPS Tips

This post highlights the very first Unidata AWIPS summer intern. This summer, the AWIPS team was lucky enough to have Rhoen Fiutak join us for her Unidata internship. Her projects centered around AWIPS and had a focus on instructional design. She was able to make contributions to different aspects of python-awips, CAVE, and our very own AWIPS Tips series.

Unidata Program Center Welcomes Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin has joined the Unidata Program Center as an AI/ML software engineer. He is currently finishing up a PhD in Geology at Colorado School of Mines, and has previously completed a BS in geology from University of California, San Diego and a MS in geophysics from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Before his PhD, he worked as a geophysicist working on geothermal, groundwater, and energy projects.

Offer: Unidata Science Gateway JupyterHub Resources Available for Fall 2022 Courses

Jupyterhub logo

For the fall 2022 term, Unidata is once again offering universities (or individual instructors) access to cloud-based JupyterHub servers tailored to the requirements of university atmospheric science courses and workshops. Unidata will work with you to customize the technologies and data requirements for your class. By using the Unidata Science Gateway, instructors can add Jupyter notebooks used in their coursework to a dedicated JupyterHub hosted using Unidata's resources in the NSF Jetstream cloud.

UPDATE: Abstract Deadlines for AMS, AGU Meetings

AMS/AGU

The abstract submission deadline for the 2023 AMS meeting has been extended.

AWIPS Tips: Using Drawing Properties for WWA Display in CAVE

AWIPS Tips

This week's tip looks at how to use drawing properties for customizing Watches, Warnings, and Advisories (WWAs) in CAVE. The drawing properties allow you to customize the visibility of text, time, outline, and thatched fill individually between types of records and resources. The display settings also allow you to show or hide sampling for each record type in the resource. Watch the short video below on how to use drawing properties in CAVE.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. In August, we have our three Unidata summer interns describing their summer projects. The MetPy Mondays series looks at ASOS data, finding temperature inversions, and change point detection.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met June 2-3, 2022 in Boulder, CO. The fall meeting will be held jointly with the Strategic Advisory Committee in November 2022.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met July 7-8, 2022 in Boulder, CO. The fall meeting will be held jointly with the Users Committee in November 2022.

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