Re: [idvusers] ISL to save satellite data in McIDAS format

Thanks Tom, I'll look into this.


Best Regards,

Robert Dewey



On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:18 PM, Tom Whittaker <whittaker@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Robert -- I'm including my earlier note at the end of this, since I
> neglected to forward it to the list.
>
> To expand up that -- you can certainly use the AreaFile class to
> download from an ADDE server and it's save() method to put the AREA
> file on disk.  This could be run outside of the IDV.  In fact, if you
> need a GUI, there is the GetAreaGUI class which can be used to help
> create the URL you need to get the data...
>
> While this would be easiest to work with in Jython, you could also
> make a small Java program.  In Jython, it would be something like
> this:
>
> from edu.wisc.ssec.mcidas import AreaFile as af
>
> a = af("adde://yourserver.ucar.edu/image?")
> a.save("output.file",0)
>
> a. the "image?", instead of a fully explicit URL will pop up a GUI to
> help you select the data
> b. the 2nd parameter in the save() call is "verbose" -- 0 (zero) is false/off
>
> tom
>
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Tom Whittaker <whittaker@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I do not know of any ISL that will do this.  From Jython, however, you can
>> use the AreaFile class
>> (see:
>> <http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/visad-docs/javadoc/edu/wisc/ssec/mcidas/AreaFile.html>
>> )
>> to fetch your image via ADDE and then use the "save(filename)" method in
>> AreaFile to write an AREA file to disk.  I hope this helps.
>>
>> tom
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Robert Dewey <robert.d.dewey@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I'm wondering if anyone has an ISL script to download the most recent
>>> satellite files (GOES-E 1km visible and 4km 10.7 micron IR) from an
>>> ADDE server and save them locally in McIDAS AREA format. I looked
>>> through the ISL tutorials and docs, and I don't see anything that
>>> stands out when it comes to doing this.
>>>
>>>
>>> Best Regards,
>>>
>>> Robert Dewey
>>>
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>>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Tom Whittaker
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)
> Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
> 1225 W. Dayton Street
> Madison, WI  53706  USA
> ph: +1 608 262 2759