AWIPS Forecasting Software

Unidata AWIPS

AWIPSAWIPS (Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System) is a meteorological display and analysis package originally developed by the National Weather Service and Raytheon. Here at Unidata, we provide a slightly modified version, which is tailored for education use for our primary user base of US Academic institutions, their faculty, and students.

AWIPS takes a unified approach to data ingest, and most data types follow a path through the system starting with an LDM client requesting data from the Unidata IDD. These data files are then decoded and stored as HDF5 and Postgres metadata by EDEX.

Unidata supports two visualization frameworks for rendering AWIPS data: CAVE (a desktop Java application), and the Python Data Access Framework (python-awips).