Unidata Update: August 2013

In case you missed it — here's a wrap-up of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of August, 2013.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.3.4

NCO

Version 4.3.4 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.

NetCDF-Java library and TDS version 4.3.18

NetCDF-Java

The NetCDF-Java/Common Data Model (CDM) library and THREDDS Data Server (TDS) version 4.3.18 were released on August 1, 2013. The development team recommends this upgrade for anyone using the CDM or TDS.

IDV version 4.1

IDV

The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) version 4.1 is available now. This is a major release and is recommended for all users.

Join the Data Stewardship Sessions at the 94th AMS Annual Meeting

AMS

The American Meteorological Society's Board on Data Stewardship will be organizing sessions on topics related to Data Stewardship at the 94th AMS Annual Meeting, which will take place 2-6 February 2014 in Atlanta, GA.

NetCDF Source Repositories Moved to GitHub

NetCDF

The netCDF team at the Unidata Program Center is happy to announce that the source code repositories for the netCDF C, Fortran, and C++ libraries are now publicly available on GitHub. The netCDF libraries join other Unidata projects including THREDDS, IDV, GEMPACK, and the LDM at the Unidata GitHub repository.

Summer Intern Shawn Cheeks debuts prototype mobile Weather app

Shawn Cheeks

Since late May 2013, the Unidata Program Center has been fortunate to play host to this year's Summer Intern, Shawn Cheeks, who is entering his Junior year at Marshall University in West Virginia this fall. He has worked on a number of software projects, including one developing an Android app for reporting severe weather events. Shawn has also worked with folks at the Charleston WFO on some testing, so he's no newcomer to working with weather data.

Unidata Program Center Welcomes Sheri Ruscetta

Sheri Ruscetta

The Unidata Program Center is pleased to welcome Sheri Ruscetta to our staff. Sheri joined us as an administrative assistant on June 17th, 2013; in addition to other administrative duties, she'll be serving as our Workshop Coordinator.

GEMPAK 6.10 Released

Gempak

GEMPAK 6.10 is available now.


New on the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Recent articles touch on using GEMPAK to create a region of interest mask, dimension scales in netCDF 4, and accessing netCDF data via coordinate systems.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Policy Committee met May 14-15, 2013. You can read the meeting summary here.
The next meeting will be held October 10-11, 2013.

Unidata's Users Committee met April 18-19, 2013. You can read the meeting summary here.
The next meeting will be held October 3-4, 2013.

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