>From: "Kevin R. Tyle" <address@hidden> >Organization: SUNY Albany >Keywords: 200408211604.i7LG4YXn021535 IDD CRAFT Hi Kevin, >This reminds me, we still have not begun receiving Level II >data. A few months ago, Jeff Weber had mentioned that they >were still working on finalizing the Level II topology. I >assume that has been done? Whom should we use as our >top-level Level II sites (primary / secondary)? First, let me apologize for not having gotten back to you on this. Please use storm.plymouth.edu as your primary feed site. Also, please use bigbird.tamu.edu as your secondary feed site for the moment. Your secondary feed site _will_ change in the future. The topology for the CRAFT data relay is still not finished mainly because the top tier sites selected by the NWS are not yet _fully_ functional ("operational") and because some Unidata universities are still considering whether or not they have the capacity to relay all of the CRAFT data. TAMU is not in the latter category, however, nor is Plymouth State. >Gerry: maybe we can use TAMU for Level II until we hear what >our preferred upstream sites will be. Can you let us know how we >should configure our ldmd.conf to receive the feed? The request line in ldmd.conf will look like: request CRAFT ".*" storm.plymouth.edu PRIMARY If you want to receive a subset of the feed, you should use the LDM 'notifyme' utility to see what the CRAFT product headers look like: notifyme -vxl- -f CRAFT -o 3600 -h storm.plymouth.edu and then create a regular expression that gets the station(s) you need. Here is one example that gets all the CRAFT data from the KFTG and KAMA NEXRADs: request CRAFT "K(FTG|AMA)" storm.plymouth.edu One word of caution. storm.plymouth.edu is being fed from the top level NWS relay at the GigaPoP at the University of Maryland (the MAX). It, in turn, is receiving data from the NWS topology which includes just those stations that are running Build 5 software. This is still a subset of the stations being gathered by the CRAFT network, so some stations may be missing from the feed that Plymouth is ingesting. TAMU, on the other hand, is feeding all CRAFT stations from OU. So, until the NWS gets all stations onto their distribution network, you may be better off feeding from TAMU (bigbird.tamu.edu) than Plymouth (storm.plymouth.edu). Many thanks are owed to Gerry Creager of TAMU and Jim Koermer of Plymouth State for their agreeing to act as second tier relay nodes for the Level II data! This is a non-trivial undertaking!! >Thanks, No worries. Cheers, Tom -- NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publically available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.
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