AWIPS User Manual
AWIPS News Blog
AWIPS Developer Blog
Unidata AWIPS source code and binaries (RPMs) are considered to be in the public domain, meaning there are no restrictions on any download, modification, or distribution in any form (original or modified). Unidata AWIPS contains no proprietery content and is therefore not subject to export controls as stated in the Master Rights licensing file.
AWIPS (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).