Unidata Update: August 2014

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of August, 2014.

NOAA Wind Profiler Network (NPN) Data Stream to end August 2014

NPN

NOAA announced that its Wind Profiler Network (NPN) will be decommissioned this year. NOAA's first step in this process will be to deactivate the NPN data feed to NWS websites and the Unidata IDD network. As a result, CONUS wind profiler data in the IDD FSL2 feed will also cease on or about August 30, 2014.

IDV 5.0u1

IDV

Version 5.0 update 1 of the Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) was released on August 6, 2014.

Unidata jj2000 Code Repository Now Available

TDS

Unidata is pleased to announce that it will be maintaining a publicly-accessible code repository for the jj2000 software library. jj2000 is a JPEG 2000 encoder/decoder written in pure Java; it is used in the THREDDS Data Server (TDS) and the NetCDF-Java library to support JPEG 2000 compression in GRIB2 files.

Request NCAR Computing Large Allocation Requests by September 15

CISL

NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory invites NSF-supported university researchers in the atmospheric, oceanic, and related sciences to submit large allocation requests for the Yellowstone High Performance Computing system by September 15, 2014.

AWIPS II 14.2.1 Beta Release

AWIPS II

Unidata AWIPS II 14.2.1 is now available to download for beta testing. AWIPS II runs on 64-bit Red Hat and CentOS 6, and is provided as a tarball archive and via remote yum repository.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.4.5

NCO

Version 4.4.5 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 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 one member of the Strategic Advisory committee. New members and those finishing their terms will overlap for one meeting, which will take place in September (Users Committee) and October (Strategic Advisory Committee) of 2014.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Recent articles have dealt with converting GRIB files to netCDF-4 format and work by Unidata's 2014 Summer Interns.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee will meet September 15-16, 2014, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting agenda is available here.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee (formerly the Policy Committee) met May 20-21, 2014. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be October 8-9, 2014.

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