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

Hi Robert...

Okay, now I understand why you need the GVAR nav.  Fact is, the GINI
images are re-projected at the data source before being sent on
NOAAPort.

If you are affiliated with a University, then there is a Unidata
server available that has high-rest GVAR images; otherwise, you would
have to contract with SSEC to get realtime GVAR data from our servers.
 If you don't need realtime data, you might look at NCDC and see if
the CLASS data would meet your needs...last I looked they did provide
data in AREA format as one of the options.  See
<http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/rsad/satfaq/class-goes-read.html> and
<http://www.class.ncdc.noaa.gov/saa/products/search?datatype_family=GVAR_IMG>

Finally, you probably could re-project the TANC-nav data by getting an
AREA file that has the desired GVAR navigation and then from Jython,
resample the TANC-nav data into it.

On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Robert Dewey <robert.d.dewey@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
>
> I'm using the file in the ARPS model, and it expects the AREA file to
> have GVAR navigation.
>
> When I run a.getNavigation() on the GINIEAST images, they show
> navigation as being TANC, and the files fail in ARPS. However, the
> images in the RTIMAGES stream show a.getNavigation() as being GVAR,
> and these files work. Would it be possible to get the GINIEAST images
> into the same navigation / etc (not real familiar with satellite file
> terminology) as the files in the RTIMAGES stream?
>
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Robert Dewey
>
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM, Tom Whittaker <whittaker@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Robert --
>>
>> I'm not sure what your issue is with the navigation.  I did the two steps:
>>
>> a = af("adde://adde.ucar.edu/imagedata?&PORT=112&COMPRESS
>> =gzip&USER=idv&PROJ=0&VERSION=1&DEBUG=false&TRACE
>> =0&GROUP=GINIEAST&DESCRIPTOR=GE1KVIS&BAND=1&LINEL
>> E=2560 2560&PLACE=CENTER&SIZE=854 854&UNIT=BRIT&M
>> AG=1 1&SPAC=1&NAV=X&AUX=YES&DOC=X&POS=0")
>>
>> a.save("/temp/test.area",0)
>>
>> I then went back to the file chooser and read this file in as a McIDAS AREA 
>> file
>> and it displayed just fine....
>>
>> What am I missing?
>>
>> tom
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 8:45 AM, Robert Dewey <robert.d.dewey@xxxxxxxxx> 
>> wrote:
>>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> 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



-- 
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