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

I do not know if this helps your particular case but NESDIS offers a public 
ADDE server that has full res GOES imagery in AREA format as well as 6 hourly 
Meteosat, MTSAT, and India SAT. The data set is PUB and the server is 
SATEPSANONE.NESDIS.NOAA.GOV



On Jul 29, 2013, at 3:40 PM, "Robert Dewey" <robert.d.dewey@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Thanks for the response Tom.
> 
> Since I don't meet the university requirements and need realtime data
> on a scheduled basis, I'm probably going to have to go the Jython
> route. Are there any examples of how to do this? I'm fairly proficient
> in Python/Jython, but not sure what classes / methods I should be
> looking at for this.
> 
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Robert Dewey
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM, Tom Whittaker <whittaker@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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
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