Unidata Users Committee Actions
13-14 May 1996
The User Committee recommends that the Policy Committee follow up on Dave Fulker's
letter to the National Weather Service regarding the future of NIDS, especially
access to Level II data.
Steve Mullen will talk to Cliff Jacobs, NSF, about facilitating membership in
Unidata to south of the border (Mexican) sites. He will check on possible funding
mechanisms from the Inter-American Institute to support such an activity.
Unidata will pursue working toward a resolution to the issue of facilitating easier
access for potential users of NIDS.
Melanie will write up a recommendation for distribution to the User Committee
on satellite products for consideration for the next fiscal year.
Unidata will follow up with CIMMS and SSEC to make arrangements for sounder research
Unidata will continue discussions with Jim Purdom and Deb Molinar to see if it
is possible to add the RAMSDIS data to the Unidata IDD distribution.
Unidata will monitor the Unidata/Wisconsin datastream related outages at SSEC;
the frequency of such outages will be reported at the next meeting.
Unidata will draft a plan to alleviate IDD traffic delays and solicit community
feedback prior to making changes to the current IDD stream.
Unidata should coordinate a demonstration of other systems for archive capabilities.
Suggested sources included: IRIS (Tim Ahearn), DODS, EOS DAACs (Steve Cox), FERRET
at Pacific NW Lab (Steve Hankin), Lamont Doherty at Columbia Univ, CDC (Jim Brown),
NCDC and HARVEST (Richard Chinman). The demonstration should take place at the
Unidata needs to find out if there are redistribution constraints of data from
collocated university/NWSFO offices.
The Chair of the Policy Committee suggested that the UserComm consider how well
Unidata is doing and what the unmet needs are for the strategic planning discussion
at the Policy Committee's next meeting. No immediate action was taken on this
A COMET liaison should attend future workshop-related User Committee meetings.
Unidata will check with COMET for use of their classroom and to verify the dates
of 23-27 June 1997.
The UPC will create a draft proposal to the NSF and COMET for funding of the 1997
Summer Workshop and circulate it to the Users Committee.
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