Hi Pete, I am hoping to avoid using that function of NMAP2 for the exercise by changing the file time labels and fooling the software into thinking the data is current (It works, it just isn't a pretty solution). The exercise is going to have archived data 'streamed' into the forecasters' hot data folder as the simulation time moves forward, thus as time goes on, using that dialog may become cumbersome for the forecasters. -Warren Warren Pettee Undergraduate - Meteorology Department of Geography and Earth Sciences University of North Carolina at Charlotte 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223 wpettee@xxxxxxxx | 336.257.9239 ________________________________ From: Manousos, Peter C <pmanousos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 4:34 PM To: Pettee, Warren; gembud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Using GEMPAK for Real-time exercise Hi - nmap2 has a calendar functionality via the RANGE/Int to allow you to set the ENDING date/time of a loop to "see" older data if its in your regular data dir. Or you can define your $MODEL or $OBS or whatever data dir to where ever your retrospective data may be sitting. Use the Click the HELP button in NMAP2 (upper right hand corner, select DATA SELECTION) for more details. Pete [X] From: gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pettee, Warren Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 4:29 PM To: gembud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gembud] Using GEMPAK for Real-time exercise Hello, Does anyone have any suggestions on using GEMPAK/N-AWIPS to facilitate a real-time severe weather exercise? So far I have created separate SIM users that have a gemenviron.profile pointing to a completely separate data and tables tree which can be managed by an exercise controller.? Because of how the N-tools work, I have noticed that timestamps need to be made current in order to display immediately in frame selection. On another note, does NCDC archived level 3 data require decoding? The files I have attempted to load are not working natively with GEMPAK (Previous experience says level 2 should work fine). Any input/lessons learned would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, -Warren Warren Pettee Undergraduate - Meteorology Department of Geography and Earth Sciences University of North Carolina at Charlotte 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223 wpettee@xxxxxxxx<mailto:wpettee@xxxxxxxx> | 336.257.9239 ________________________________ ________________________________ The information contained in this message is intended only for the personal and confidential use of the recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this document in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately, and delete the original message.