There's a nice presentation on it from late last year. http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/committees/usercom/2007OctMtg/TuellJune2007Partners.ppt And one from NCEP presented in the fall: http://www.ecmwf.int/newsevents/meetings/workshops/2007/MOS_11/presentations_files/Schotz.pdf I don't see the words "going away" in there, I just think that 1) it's an unknown entity right now and 2) might be more complex than just downloading a new binary so 3) if you want to be sure you can read GEMPAK files in 10 years, you'll be safe with IDV. Rob
From: gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Mullenax Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 8:33 PM To: gembud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gembud] GEMPAK going away in 3-5 years? I just happened to be reading on the Unidata site about IDV and GEMPAK grids when I was alarmed to come upon this statement: "The second pressing issue is the impending transition of NAWIPS/GEMPAK to AWIPS2 in the next 3-5 years. At this point, it is unknown how that will impact Unidata's GEMPAK users, but the committee thought that having IDV support GEMPAK data files would be a way for GEMPAK users to transition to the IDV if they wanted."