Unidata Update: September 2017

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

MetPy Monday - Harvey and Irma

MetPy

The MetPy team is interrupted its planned series of MetPy Monday posts with a bit of timely data analysis and some interesting animations from the Atlantic hurricanes.

GEMPAK 7.4.1

GEMPAK

GEMPAK 7.4.1 was released as source code and binary packages for CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Fedora Core (26), and Ubuntu Linux (16.04).

Unidata Welcomes New Committee Members

New committee members

The Unidata Program Center is pleased to welcome new members to the program's governing committees. Committee members normally serve three-year terms; terms are finishing up for three members of the Users committee and two members of the Strategic Advisory committee. New members and those finishing their terms will overlap for one meeting: a Joint meeting of the Users Committee and the Strategic Advisory Committee to be held October 16-18 at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, CO.

Siphon 0.6.0 Released

Siphon

Siphon 0.6.0 has been released. This release includes some bug fixes and improvements, including support for access to the University of Wyoming upper air data archive (ported from MetPy).

MetPy 0.6.0 Released

MetPy

MetPy 0.6.0 has been released. This release has a wide collection of new features as well as minor bug fixes, including several contributions from our community.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.6.9

NCO

Version 4.6.9 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.

New: Contributor License Agreement for Unidata Open Source Projects

Unidata

As community participation in Unidata's Open Source efforts grows, we are facing increasingly complex situations surrounding contributions made to Unidata-hosted projects. As a result, we have decided to begin requiring that community members who wish to contribute code to Unidata projects on GitHub agree to the Unidata Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

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, and there is an explanation of the new Contributor License Agreement for Unidata-hosted Open Source projects.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met 19-20 April 2017, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting is scheduled for 16-17 October 2017 in Boulder, CO. This is a joint meeting with the Strategic Advisory Committee; the agenda is available here.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 13-14 April 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be held 17-18 October 2017 in Boulder, CO. This is a joint meeting with the User's Committee; the agenda is available here.

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