In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of March, 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:
|15 May||2022 DeSouza Award Nominations|
|1 July||Unidata Committee Nominations Open|
Highlights from last month:
2022 DeSouza Award Nominations
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: Create Colorized Model Plots
This installment of AWIPS Tips covers some capabilities of python-awips. We are focusing on model (grid) data, and how to colorize and plot it using the python package Cartopy.
Unidata is Looking for an AI/ML Software Engineer
The Unidata Program Center is hiring! We are looking for an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) expert to join our team, helping educators and students learn how to use Unidata software and data services to support their scientific research.
Unidata Committee Nominations Open
Direct involvement in the Unidata Program by the academic community helps us stay on top of trends in education and research. The Program Center is seeking new people to serve on Unidata's Strategic Advisory and Users Committees. We hope you'll take this opportunity to make a difference on behalf of the Unidata community!
Unidata Program Center Welcomes Bobby Espinoza
Bobby Espinoza joined the Unidata Program Center's software development team on February, 7 2022. Bobby majored in Physics and Mathematics at Texas Tech University, and worked as an engineering physicist with a start-up firm in Lubbock, TX before being admitted into Texas Tech’s Atmospheric Science program. They received their Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science in 2021, and join Unidata as part of the Science Gateway development team.
AWIPS 18.2.1-5 Software Release
The Unidata AWIPS 18.2.1-5 release includes new features in both the Common AWIPS Visualization Environment (CAVE) and Environmental Data EXchange (EDEX).
Unidata Program Center Welcomes Tara Drwenski
Tara Drwenski joined the Unidata Program Center software development team on February 28, 2022. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Tulsa, Tara did a Master's and PhD in Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, completing her PhD in 2018. She joins Unidata's THREDDS development team.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. In March, the MetPy Mondays series explores some FTP topics, using the Pysolar library, and calculating a Brunt–Väisälä frequency profile.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee will meet next on June 2-3, 2022 in Boulder, CO.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee will meet next on July 7-8, 2022 in Boulder, CO.