DIFAX Alternatives

DIFAX community,

The National Weather Service has informed Unidata that the DIFAX service will 
be terminated eventually.  Alden has encountered some problems with the DIFAX 
service via the IDD, that they currently are providing.

Unidata has tracked these issues and coordinated some options that can be 
utilized when the DIFAX service ceases to exist or Alden continues with idd 
transmission difficulties.

Unidata is generating .gif imagery of these products via Redbook Graphics and 
can be viewed or downloaded at:

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/chiz/redbook/

The University of Wisconsin is also generating DIFAX type products which are 
available for viewing and download in postscript format at:

http://mapmaker.meteor.wisc.edu/difaxmaps/

NOAA also offers DIFAX type products for viewing and download in compressed 
(G4) .tiff formats at:

http://weather.noaa.gov/fax/graph.shtml

and

http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/wefax/products.htm

DIFAX will cease operations in the near future, we offer these options as 
interim solutions.


- Jeff Weber