1.0 Release Notes
Integrated Data Viewer
The items below reflect changes since the 5.6 release.
1.1. Latest netCDF-Java Version
The version of the netCDF-Java library currently distributed with the IDV is
the 4.6.15. This is a bug fix release. See
netCDF-Java Library for a more details information.
1.2. IDV Certifcates
Java Webstart, Windows app and MacOS certificates have been renewed and will
be valid until at least May 30, 2020 (MacOS certificate is valid until
2024). Moreover, as properly signing the IDV under these different
environments can be an involved process, this information has thoroughly
2.1. Color Tables
New enhanced color tables have been added in this version, including AWIPS color tables and Satellite products customized
2.2. NWS Hazard Warning
NWS Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood and Special Marine Warning KML files were supported in this release.
A new menu item has been added to access the official NWS Warnings site directly under Data > Special data list.
2.3. CDM Profile data type
Common Data Model profile feature data is a set of data points along a vertical line, inlcluding a collection of
a time series of profile features at named locations. CDM Profile data can be loaded in the Data Choosers:
RAOB > Soundings Local.
3.1. ABI and AHI Formulas
Added a series of formulas specific to ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager), AHI (Advanced Himawari Imager) and MSG (Meteosat-8 through 11)to create
displays of RGB and band subtraction products. These formulas can be found in the Field Selector under Formulas > Satellite.
Also, derived fields for these products will be automatically added to the Field Selector when the multi bands ABI data source
is loaded that includes bands required to create the product.
3.2. Grid Diagnostics Formulas
Added a variety of formulas specific to gridded datasource to calculate Saturation Equivalent Potential Temperature,
Heat Index, Helicity, Ellrod Index, LP Index, and Richardson number.
4.0 Bug Fixes/Known Problems
4.1. Bug Fixes
We fixed a bug associated with the excessive data loading in this release. Another
bug fixed is to handle the redirect of the http urls.
4.2. Known Problems
For a list of outstanding known problems, see the
Known Problems page.