In case you missed it — here's a wrap-up of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of August, 2013.
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.
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.
The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) version 4.1 is available now. This is a major release and is recommended for all users.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.