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

Robert replied to me that the answer I gave him (the NESDIS Public server) 
would work. Unidata should be aware of this. It has been available for many 
years now. Please update your info in regards to this server.

Regards,

Robert Mullenax
CSBF Meteorology



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Mullenax
Sent: Mon 7/29/2013 6:38 PM
To: Robert Dewey
Cc: Tom Whittaker; idvusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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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