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On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Jeff Weber wrote:
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:
Just a word of warning...NWS is going to discontinue these too, eventually.
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.
Thanks, but the Wisconsin site is difficult to get images from, since they are in different directories. The weather.noaa.gov site is a slow download, to say the least. It looks like I and all of us will need to look for a longer term solution pretty quick, as others have stated.