Unidata has many partners outside the university community.
They are valued partners who provide special datasets and cooperate
on projects of mutual interest.
Meteorological Centre: uses the LDM software to provide the
Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) available to the Unidata community.
Opportunity for NCEP Data Using IDD Technology. High resolution model data
sets are being distributed through the cooperation of NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) and National Centers
for Environmental Prediction (NCEP),
and the Unidata Program Center (UPC) to the research and education community
using Unidata's Internet Data Distribution (IDD).
- COSMIC-FORMOSAT-3 satellite mission provides up to 2,500 radio occultation observations on vertical profiles of atmospheric air density, temperature, and water vapor as well as ionospheric electron density per day. Through a collaborative arrangement, data are available for the community's research and education endeavors.
Radar Acquisition Field Test is a joint effort by the Center for Analysis
and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) at the University of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma
Higher Education State Regents, the University of Washington, National Weather Service (NWS), several stakeholders, and Unidata
to access and distribute NEXRAD Level II data in near real time. This effort has been transferred to the NWS who is managing the Internet distribution of the data by four selected sites.
- C2 - Combining
of CONDUIT and CRAFT into one cohesive planning entity. The C2 Advisory
Committee is responsible for developing strategies for Internet access to
real time (streaming) meteorological observations, as well as output from
both experimental and operational forecast models, for use by the education
and research communities. An early component of the US Weather Research Program
(USWRP), the Committee also recommends datasets to be included in Unidata's
Internet Data Distribution (IDD)*.
Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography
Center and GODAE:
provides the NOGAPS and COAMPS model data to community members. They are using LDM technology for provision of the data.
- GSD: NOAA's Global Systems Division is collaborating with Unidata on several activities, including
providing university access to experimental data sets, such as MADIS,
6-minute profiler and ACARS
- LEAD: Unidata and seven
other institutions have won a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF)
grant to create a series of powerful tools for weather forecasters and the
public. The project, known as the Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery
LEAD, will set up a network of
high-performance computers that incorporates newly developed software to
enable scientists, educators, students, and anyone interested in weather
to gain new insights into storms.
- NCDC: NOAA's National
Center is testing the use of
Unidata software for accessing and distributing various data sets, e.g.,
Level II NEXRAD radar data. The NOMADS
(NOAA Model Archive and Distribution System) project is coordinating with
Unidata and others on software requirements and definition of models for
archive and access.
- NCEP: National Centers for
Environmental Prediction collaborates on GEMPAK/NAWIPS and distribution
of model data.
The National Geophysical Data Center partners with Unidata and the community
on data access and data management techniques.
- NWS: National
Weather Service – provides data through NOAAPORT which includes:
observational data and model data.
Technology transfer of LDM software for
distribution of Level II WSR-88D data, and partnering with the NWS on several
levels on behalf of the Unidata community.
- SSEC: Space Science
& Engineering Center-University of Wisconsin-Madison provides the Unidata/McIDAS
satellite datastream and the McIDAS software for data analysis and visualization.
Thematic Real-Time Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS)
is a prototype system for cataloguing, browsing, and accessing remote, retrospective,
and other data types through a set of middleware technologies. Its goal
is to allow students, educators, and researchers to publish, contribute,
find, and interact with data relating to the Earth system in a convenient,
effective, and integrated fashion. Just as the World Wide Web and digital-library
technologies have simplified the process of publishing and accessing multimedia
documents, THREDDS is building infrastructure needed for publishing and
accessing scientific data in a similarly convenient fashion.