Sorry I have not been keeping everyone posted with information regarding the
FNMOC LDM feed.
I wish I had better news. The old server hardware crashed and it is not
feasible to resuscitate the system.
New hardware already exists and is in the process of being deployed. This has
proven to be more problematic than expected due to IT security concerns. The
good news, these concerns have been addressed and work is proceeding.
At this time, I hesitate to give a firm deadline. Our official transition date
for the new servers is September 1, but I am hoping we can get LDM
disseminating data from the new servers within a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, the only fallback is the ftp site at
usgodae2.usgodae.org:pub/outgoing/fnmoc/models ... though after Bob's e-mail
(below), I see that is having a problem at the moment too. I will try to get
I am very sorry for the inconvenience.
From: Bob Weinzapfel
Sent: Wed 7/23/2008 1:29 PM
To: Ignaszewski, Mark J CIV 63134
Cc: Devin Eyre; Kevin Smith; Hiep Lee
Subject: RE: [ldm-users] FNMOC LDM data feed
Is there any way we could get a feed via LDM of the nogaps / coamps data?
Phil Sharfenstein had set us up with a feed via LDM years ago from
usgodae3.fnmoc.navy.mil but it hasn't worked in quite a while.
request FNMOC "^US058GMET-GR1mdl.0058_0240.*" usgodae3.fnmoc.navy.mil
request FNMOC "^US058GOCN-GR1mdl.0110_0240.*" usgodae3.fnmoc.navy.mil
The last couple days, we have not been able to get nogaps data and are getting
an error message about too many anonymous connections on the ftp server. We
really value your data especially for the swell forecasts and our forecasters
really miss it when we aren't able to download it.
Thanks for your help!
Project Manager / Technical Support Lead
New Number: 281.652.1074
Your Weather Department
[mailto:ldm-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ignaszewski, Mark J
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:04 PM
Subject: [ldm-users] FNMOC LDM data feed
I am now the POC for the FNMOC LDM NOGAPS data feed.
I am sorry that the LDM feed has not been more reliable lately. Between
personnel turnover and hardware issues (old hardware failing, new hardware
still being prepared) we have experienced a sort of "perfect storm". I am
still hoping we can revive the old hardware in the next day or so as a stop-gap
until the new hardware can be brought online.
If we do not get the old hardware back up, the new system is still about two
weeks from being ready.
I will keep this list updated on the progress.
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
Models and Data Team
7 Grace Hopper Avenue
Monterey, CA 93943