McIDAS Status

McIDAS, ldm-mcidas, IDD Datastreams, Collaborations, and Cooperating Community Server Activities
Summer 2005

Tom Yoksas
September 11, 2005


Efforts referenced within this report are based on five of the six endeavors articulated in the Unidata 2008 Proposal:

Unidata McIDAS-X, -XCD

ldm-mcidas, IDD datastreams, and NOAAPORT and GOES ingest


Collaboration activities remain mostly unchanged since the May 2003 report. Details can be found in May 1, 2003 Policy Committee Report.

Collaborations that are most active include:

User Support

  • continuing support of over 150 sites

  • continuing participation by foreign universities (GEMPAK, IDV, McIDAS-X, LDM): Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, China (Hong Kong), Costa Rica, France, Jamaica, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom.

  • additional information on Unidata User Support activities can be found in a separate report

Cooperating Community Data Servers - Prelude to THREDDS

Texas A&M joined the cooperating community server effort by opening access to a machine that keeps 30 days of both Level II and Level III NEXRAD data online. The list of cooperating community servers and the datasets that they make available can be seen in Publically Accessible McIDAS ADDE servers.

by Tom Yoksas.