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20050617: GFS Data

Hi Jordan,

Apologies for the delay in response, I also got the one you sent to
support, and have talked w/Tom Yoksas as well.

We prioritize our support to universities and research groups.

I am including some comments from e-mail exchanges we had in the summer of
2003: (they are still valid).

Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 15:26:11 -0500
From: Jordan Gerth <address@hidden>
To: Jeff Weber <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: 20030701:NEMA Data Source


Thank you for your reply, and your guidance.

My location is in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, which is halfway between
Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL. The national headquarters of NEMAS is
located in Boston, Massachusetts.

I am looking to ingest PPS, DDS, and/or HDS if possible. ACARS data may
also benefit my operation.

Jordan Gerth
National Environmental and Meteorological Association

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Weber <address@hidden>
To: Jordan Gerth <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 1:47 PM
Subject: 20030701:NEMA Data Source

> Hi Jordan,
> LDM is the mechanism for ingesting the data, GEMPAK decodes and renders
> the data for visualization.
> Generally, the Unidata IDD (Internet Data Distribution) is reserved for
> educational facilities and research organizations. I see that NEMA is a
> non-profit agency working for the public good, so..the way I see it..you
> fit into this category.
> With agencies such as yours we find it best to "partner" with a nearby
> university for your data feed.
> Where are you located, and what data products do you hope to ingest?
> Please see:
> Thank you,
 On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Jordan Gerth wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Within the past months, I have attempted to get GEMPAK ingesting data,
> > and have been working to get LDM as the source of weather data. Being
> > new to Linux, this process has been difficult at times. Is this the
> > right course of action to obtain a data source at this time?
> >
> > Perhaps you can guide me as to the "Fully Qualified Hostname of the
> > Node."
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Jordan Gerth
> > National Environmental and Meteorological Association


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:41:21 -0500
From: Pete Pokrandt <address@hidden>
To: Jordan Gerth <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: LDM Feed Approval Requested

In a previous message to me, you wrote:

 >Greetings Mr. Pokrandt,
 >We are currently trying to access the University of Wisconsin - Madison
 >weather data feed using LDM. This requires the administrator to approve
 >access for our IP address.
 >Please allow wiscwx.homelinux.com
 >Thank you,
 >Jordan Gerth


I understand that you have been in contact with Jeff Weber from
Unidata, and have been told that we can make no guarantees as to
the operational availablity of the data, and that we/you need
to be careful to not compete with the private sector in any way.

I'm willing to give you a data feed provided you understand and
agree to the above.

You are interested in the DDPLUS and HDS feeds, correct? (DDPLUS is



                           ---Latest Request---


On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Jordan Gerth wrote:

> Mr. Weber,
> I was wondering if it would be possible to allow FTP access to one of the
> Unidata servers for downloading GFS grib packets (wmo) in AWIPS Grid 211 (Q)
> format.

No, this is not possible.

> We are unable to use and process the very large 003 grids available from
> The NOMADS system is our primary feed and it has been down for the past two
> weeks. We are a not-for-profit weather prediction and research organization,
> and could really use the GFS data for our summer analysis work.

I can see the 211 (Q) grids there currently, but do understand your

Again, for organizations such as yours, we suggest that you partner with a
local university, hopefully on a quid-pro-quo basis that is mutually
beneficial, to obtain your desired data. To see who is ingesting what
types of data you can visit:


and select:

Statistics by Feedtype

Took a look at your WISCWX site, looks good!

We would like to open up all our servers to everyone, but resources do not
allow us to do so.

I hope this helps, and thanks for understanding.

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University Corp for Atmospheric Research      3300 Mitchell Ln       :
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