Unidata Update: January 2013

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

PASI Short Course on Atmospheric Processes in Latin America/Caribbean

Community Events

Applications are invited from early career scientists to participate in the 2013 Pan American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Atmospheric Processes in Latin America and the Caribbean: Observations, Analysis, and Impacts — a two-week short course on atmospheric processes of Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, from 27 May to 7 June 2013.

Call for Proposals: Unidata 2013 Community Equipment Awards

Equipment Awards

The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2013 Unidata Community Equipment Awards solicitation. Created under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation, Unidata equipment awards are intended to encourage new members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the geosciences to join the Unidata community, and to encourage existing members to continue their active participation, enhancing the community process. For 2013, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.

The deadline for submitting proposals is March 15, 2013.

2013 DeSouza Award Nominations

DeSouza Award

Do you know someone in the Unidata community who has been actively involved and helpful to you and other Unidata members? Perhaps this is someone who volunteers to assist others, contributes software, or makes suggestions that are generally useful for the community.

The Unidata Users Committee invites you to submit nominations for the Russell L. DeSouza Award for Outstanding Community Service.

AMS 2013 Conference Highlights from the Unidata Staff


This year's annual American Meteorological Society meeting in Austin, Texas hosted more than 3400 attendees – more than the 2012 meeting – despite the fact that many government employees were unable to attend due to uncertainties about the federal budget. We were happy to see many of the Unidata community members participating in the meeting at our booth in the exhibit hall, and to meet so many prospective community members at the AMS Student Conference.

With so much going on at the conference, we can't cover everything here. Instead, we present some highlights as recalled by UPC staff members who attended.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.2.4

NetCDF Operators

Version 4.2.4 of the netCDF Operators (NCO) has been released.

McIDAS-X Addendum v2009n / SSEC McIDAS v2013.1


McIDAS-X Addendum v2009n aka SSEC v2013.1 has been released to make changes to the Unidata McIDAS-X/-XCD 2009 distribution.

Unidata's Jeff Weber on Science Friday


The Unidata Program Center's Jeff Weber was featured on the National Public Radio program Science Friday today. You can hear his take on why unusual activity in the atmosphere over the Arctic Circle is triggering snow and frigid temperatures across Canada, the U.S., and parts of Europe on the Science Friday web site.

Unidata Summer Student Internship Available!


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.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.2.5

NetCDF Operators

Version 4.2.5 of the netCDF Operators (NCO) has been released.


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