Unidata Update: November 2017

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

Additional DOIs Avaiable for Unidata Technologies

DOI

Additional Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) have been created for 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.

Siphon 0.6.1 Released

Python

Siphon 0.6.1 has been released. This includes bug fixes for 0.6.0, including fixing issues accessing development THREDDS servers as well as RAMADDA servers.

MetPy 0.6.1 Released

MetPy

MetPy 0.6.1 has been released with some fixes for 0.6.0.

Models in the Cloud: A Cost Exploration of Cloud Computing for the Atmospheric Sciences

Cloud Computing

This article by Lucas Sterzinger summarizes his senior capstone project at the University of North Dakota, which looked at whether hosting servers in the cloud a reasonable alternative to buying physical hardware to be located on-site.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.7.0

netCDF

Version 4.7.0 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.

Unidata Staff at AGU Fall 2017 Meeting

AGU 2017

Members of the Unidata Program Center staff will be attending the American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall meeting, December 11-15 2017, in New Orleans, LA. The schedule here lists specific sessions at which UPC staff will be presenting or in attendance.

Unidata Software Training Workshops: Tell Us What You Think

Training workshop

Traditionally, Unidata Program Center staff have provided training workshops each year. In recent years, attendance at workshops in Boulder has declined, raising the question of whether this is the best way to serve our community.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. MetPy Mondays posts continue to appear each week — check out this months posts on resampling, Skew-T diagrams, and constants.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met 16-17 October 2017, in Boulder, Colorado. This was a joint meeting with the Strategic Advisory Committee. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting is scheduled for 4-5 April 2018 in Boulder, CO.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 17-18 October 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. This was a joint meeting with the Users Committee. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be held 29-30 March 2018 in Washington, DC.

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