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MetPy 1.3.0 Released

Version 1.3.0 of MetPy, a collection of tools in Python for reading, visualizing, and performing calculations with weather data, has been released. The project aims to mesh well with the rest of the scientific Python ecosystem, including the Numpy, Scipy, and Matplotlib projects, adding functionality specific to meteorology. This release includes a variety of fixes and minor updates, including dropping support for Python 3.7.

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AWIPS Tips: Import Shapefiles in CAVE

AWIPS Tips

Welcome back to AWIPS Tips! This week we’re diving into another way to display data in CAVE. We’ve gone over some of the more standard ways – through menu items, the volume browser, and the product browser. Today we’ll discuss another option which is available to users: importing a shapefile. For those who aren’t familiar, GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems, and is the discipline of creating, managing, and analyzing geographically referenced data. These data can represent both vector and raster features on a globe, and can be stored in a number of different file types. In CAVE, there is the option to import shapefiles, which contain points, lines, or polygons with associated attributes for each record.

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Upgrade NOW: TDS 5.4-SNAPSHOT to address Spring4Shell CVE

All releases of TDS 5 prior to the March 31, 2022 TDS 5.4-SNAPSHOT release are vulnerable to the Spring Framework library Spring4Shell exploit [cve-2022-22965].

We are aware of active hacking attempts against Internet-based unpatched TDS servers, with one reported successful attempt in the community. Such attempts occurred as early as Wednesday March 30 before Spring officially announced the existence of the vulnerability.

If you haven't done so already, we strongly encourage 5.x users to upgrade to the latest snapshot immediately.

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Unidata Program Center Welcomes Tara Drwenski

Tara Drwenski
Tara Drwenski

Tara Drwenski joined the Unidata Program Center software development team on February 28, 2022. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Tulsa, Tara did a Master's and PhD in Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, completing her PhD in 2018.

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Unidata Committee Nominations Open

The Unidata Program Center is seeking new people to serve on Unidata's Strategic Advisory and Users Committees.

Unidata is governed by its community. Our governing committees facilitate consensus-building for future directions of the Unidata Program and establish standards of involvement for the community. Direct involvement in the Program by the academic community helps Unidata stay on top of trends in education and research; for example, recent initiatives on Python and cloud-based computing have benefited tremendously from committee advice and involvement.

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