Unidata Update: December 2013

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of December, 2013.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.3.9

NCO

Version 4.3.9 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.

AMS Short Course: IDV, WRF, and Other Model Output

IDV short course

Unidata is hosting a Short Course on Integrating WRF and Other Model Output with Remote and In-situ Observational Datasets using Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) on 2nd February 2013, preceding the 94th AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Unidata is looking for a Community Services Manager

Community Services Manager

The Unidata Program Center has an opening for a community services manager. The main focus of this position will be establishing, cultivating, and maintaining relationships with organizations with which collaboration is important in advancing Unidata's mission of serving the broad Unidata community, which includes UCAR, universities, consortia, government, and the private sector.

A nice global weather visualization in your browser

EARTH visualization

If you have a few minutes to spend looking at some nice graphics, browse on over to earth. earth is a browser-based visualization of global weather conditions created by Cameron Beccario. Beccario says that "earth is a personal project I've used to learn javascript and browser programming, and is based on the earlier Tokyo Wind Map project."

Unidata Funding Proposal Approved by National Science Foundation

NSF and Unidata

The Unidata Program receives the majority of its funding from the National Science Foundation. Every five years, the program submits a new proposal to the NSF, outlining past accomplishments and describing plans for future activities. We recently received word from the NSF that Unidata's most recent five-year proposal had been accepted and funded.

Unidata Summer Student Internship Available!

Unidata

Do you use Unidata software packages? Do you love to write code? The Unidata Summer Internship program is looking for you!

The Unidata Summer Internship offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with Unidata software engineers and scientists on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas in the atmospheric and computational sciences. Unidata's mission is to support the Earth Science research and education community with data and tools for data access, analysis, and visualization. As a Unidata intern, you'll pursue the goal of adding innovative enhancements to data access, analysis, and visualization tools developed within Unidata.

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 Users Committee met October 3-4, 2013. The meeting summary is available here.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee (formerly the Policy Committee) met October 10-11, 2013. The meeting summary is available here.

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