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

Finally got around to implementing this, and apparently the data has
to be in the GVAR navigation format. The images in the RTIMAGES stream
work, but I would prefer the GINIEAST stuff which has a higher
resolution (for visible) and is updated more frequently. Is there a
way to convert from TANC to GVAR? Or is there another stream that
provides the GVAR data at higher spatial / temporal resolution?

I was reading in a previous email in the Unidata archive that this
could be done in McIDAS, but I don't have access to that. Is there a
method / function available in the IDV (via Jython) that would do
this?


Best Regards,

Robert Dewey


On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Robert Dewey <robert.d.dewey@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
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>>>> Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)
>>>> Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
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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