Unidata Update: September 2013

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

Unidata is looking for two Software Engineers

Jobs

The Unidata Program Center has openings for two software engineers. The main focus of these positions will be in the THREDDS group working on the netCDF-Java and the THREDDS Data Server (TDS) software. We are looking for self-motivated people who thrive in a flexible job with great benefits, building world-class web services for scientific data.

Unidata is looking for a Systems Administrator

Jobs

The Unidata Program Center is hiring! We are looking for a system administrator to join our team in creating and maintaining software and data services to support the geosciences.

Regional Workshop at Millersville University

Workshop

Millersville University is pleased to sponsor and host a Unidata Regional Workshop on October 21-22, 2013. The purpose of this workshop is to provide introductory and advanced training in the use of Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV). The workshop will also include a presentation and hands-on session showcasing the GEOScience Probe of Discovery (GEOPOD), a National Science Foundation funded project that leverages Unidata's IDV to create an interactive 3-D learning environment where students can navigate a virtual probe through real geophysical data and actuate devices to explore and discover the atmosphere.

After the Flood

Flood

Between September 12-15, 2013, Colorado's front range experienced a weather event that caused some of the worst flooding in the region's history. More than 17 inches of rain fell in Boulder over the course of the storm; the average annual precipitation in the city is roughly 20 inches.

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 two members of the Users committee and three members of the Policy committee. We'll also be welcoming a new Graduate Student representative and a new representative from NASA. New members and those finishing their terms will overlap for one meeting, which will take place in October 2013.

AWIPS II Beta Test Program Update

AWIPS II

In April, 2013, the first UPC-release of AWIPS II (version 13.2.1) was provided for a limited number of universities. Now, Unidata welcomes additional sites to join this program. Please read further for details on how to participate as a beta tester.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.3.5

NCO

Version 4.3.5 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.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.3.6

NCO

Version 4.3.6 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.

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 Users Committee meets October 3-4, 2013. The meeting agenda is available here.

Unidata's Policy Committee meets October 10-11, 2013. The meeting agenda is available here

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