Unidata Update: March 2022

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

Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:

15 May 2022 DeSouza Award Nominations
1 July Unidata Committee Nominations Open

Highlights from last month:

Upgrade NOW: TDS 5.4-SNAPSHOT to address Spring4Shell CVE

TDS

All releases of TDS 5 prior to the March 31, 2022 TDS 5.4-SNAPSHOT release are vulnerable to the Spring Framework library Spring4Shell exploit [cve-2022-22965]. If you haven't done so already, we strongly encourage 5.x users to upgrade to the latest snapshot immediately.

MacOS Monterey 12.3 CAVE Compatibility Issue

AWIPS

MacOS Monterey version 12.3 and above no longer supports Python2. This will cause several visualization aspects to fail in CAVE. If you update to MacOS 12.3 CAVE will not be fully functional.

AWIPS Tips: Import Shapefiles in CAVE

AWIPS Tips

This week's tip explores another way to display data in CAVE: importing a shapefile.

MetPy 1.3.0 Released

MetPy

Version 1.3.0 of MetPy, a collection of tools in Python for reading, visualizing, and performing calculations with weather data, has been released.

2022 MetPy Users Survey

MetPy

The MetPy development team is looking for anyone who has used MetPy to take the 2022 MetPy Users Survey. The survey should only take approximately 5-10 minutes and is completely anonymous.

Unidata is looking for a Software Developer

TDS

The Unidata Program Center is hiring! We are looking for a scientific software developer to join our team in creating and maintaining software and data services to support the geosciences. Specifically, we are looking for a developer to join our open source efforts related to the suite of Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS) projects.

RAMADDA Manages Diverse Digital Content

RAMADDA display

If you are a student, educator, or researcher in the Earth Science community, your work probably involves a broad range of digital content — web pages, documents, photos, GIS data, instrument data, model data, etc. RAMADDA, the Repository for Archiving and MAnaging Diverse DAta, provides a place to manage all of this digital stuff.

AWIPS Tips: Adding ECMWF Data to EDEX

AWIPS Tips

This week's tip touches on the topic of adding a new GRIB product into AWIPS.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. In April, the MetPy Mondays series explores speeding up your Cartopy maps, adding station lat/lon information, evaluates some common advice about speeding up Python programs, and looks at plotting sustained and gusting winds.

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.

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