Unidata Update: November 2023

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of November, 2023.

Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:

1 December Early registration for the AMS 2024 Annual Meeting
Note that early registration discounts for the Student Conference and Short Courses have the same deadlines as the main conference.

Highlights from last month:

AWIPS Tips: Measuring Up - Distance Tools in CAVE

AWIPS Tips

This installment of AWIPS Tips focuses on a few specific tools found in the Tools menu in CAVE, all three of which are related to distance.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 5.1.9

NetCDF logo

Version 5.1.9 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.

Andrea Zonca and Jeremy Fischer Receive 2023 DeSouza Award

Jeremy Fischer and Andrea Zonca

Andrea Zonca from the San Diego Supercomputing Center and Jeremy Fischer from Indiana University have been awarded the 2023 Russell L. DeSouza Award by the Unidata Users committee.

AWIPS Tips: Creating New Products with Python-AWIPS

AWIPS Tips

This installment of AWIPS Tips looks at another python-awips example notebook.

New data-focused microlearning modules on Unidata eLearning

Unidata microlearning image

Announcing two new microlearning resources available now on Unidata eLearning. Microlearning is a modular approach to online learning that focuses on a single objective. These resources can be appended to existing activities for just-in-time foundational scaffolding in a quick five to ten minutes.

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

UNC Charlotte logo

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Atmospheric Sciences.

Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University logo

The Department of Geography and Meteorology at Valparaiso University is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Meteorology.

NSF Seeks Input on Public Access Plan

NSF logo

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking public input from the science and engineering research and education community on implementing the NSF Public Access Plan 2.0.

Call for Proposals: Unidata 2024 Community Equipment Awards

Circuit board

The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2024 Unidata Community Equipment Awards solicitation. Created under the sponsorship of the U.S. National Science Foundation, Unidata equipment awards are intended to encourage new members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the Earth Systems Sciences to join the Unidata community, and to encourage existing members to continue their active participation, enhancing the community process. For 2024, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.

AWIPS Tips: Distributed EDEX Architecture

AWIPS Tips

This installment of AWIPS Tips looks at the distributed architecture of Unidata’s EDEX.

Unidata Staff at AGU Fall 2023 Meeting

AGU 2023

The American Geophysical Union will be conducting a hybrid in-person and virtual conference for its 2023 Fall meeting, December 11-15 2023, with live events taking place in San Francisco, CA. Several Unidata staff members will be presenting as part of the AGU Scientific Program; read on for a schedule of their talks and posters.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. The ongoing MetPy Mondays series looks at dictionaries of functions and "%magic" tricks with Jupyter notebooks.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met November 1-3, 2023 in a joint meeting with the Strategic Advisory Committee at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, CO.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met November 1-3, 2023 in a joint meeting with the Users Committee at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, CO.

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